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Welcome to Dallas ...

The city of Dallas is primarily located in Dallas County and is the County Seat for Dallas County. A portion of Dallas extends into Collin County.

When the people of Dallas refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Dallasite<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Dallas has a population of 1,345,047 people<2> (see below for details).

Dallas was established in 1841.

The community of Dallas is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Dallas lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Dallas is served by one (or more) of the following area codes: (214), (469)<4> & (972).

The ZIP codes for Dallas: 75201-75212, 75214-75253, 75258, 75260-75267, 75270, 75275, 75277, 75283-75287, 75295, 75301, 75303, 75310, 75312-75313, 75315, 75320, 75323, 75326, 75336, 75339, 75342, 75346, 75353-75357, 75359-75360, 75363-75364, 75367-75368, 75370-75374, 75376, 75378-75382, 75386-75398<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dallas had a population of 1,197,816 people (or 50.58% of the total population of Dallas County). This makes Dallas the county's most populous community.

The population of Dallas represents 4.76% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,197,816 people, the population of Dallas has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,188,580 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Dallas had an population of 1,345,047 people. This is an increase of 12.29% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.16% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dallas.

Communities Also Named Dallas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 31 communities that are also named Dallas - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas, British Columbia, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dallas.

Websites for Dallas ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Junior League:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dallas. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dallas. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dallas. Our list includes 210 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Dallas:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dallas ...

Looking for more information about Dallas? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dallas, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dallas.

Communities near Dallas ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Arlington   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the West (W) of Dallas

Located in Tarrant County

Plano   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the North (N) of Dallas

Located in Collin County

Garland   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the Northeast (NE) of Dallas

Irving   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the Northwest (NW) of Dallas

Grand Prairie   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the Southwest (SW) of Dallas

Mesquite   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the East (E) of Dallas

Carrollton   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the North (N) of Dallas

Richardson   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the North (N) of Dallas

Rowlett   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the Northeast (NE) of Dallas

Euless   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the West (W) of Dallas

Located in Tarrant County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Dallas.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Dallas refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Dallas may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dallas.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dallas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Dallas, area code (469, 972) is an overlay.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Dallas). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dallas or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Dallas includes: 75201, 75202, 75203, 75204, 75205, 75206, 75207, 75208, 75209, 75210, 75211, 75214, 75215, 75216, 75217, 75218, 75219, 75220, 75221, 75222, 75223, 75224, 75225, 75226, 75227, 75228, 75229, 75230, 75231, 75232, 75233, 75234, 75235, 75236, 75237, 75238, 75239, 75240, 75241, 75242, 75243, 75244, 75245, 75246, 75247, 75248, 75249, 75250, 75251, 75252, 75258, 75260, 75261, 75262, 75263, 75264, 75265, 75266, 75270, 75275, 75277, 75283, 75284, 75285, 75286, 75295, 75301, 75303, 75310, 75312, 75315, 75320, 75323, 75326, 75336, 75339, 75342, 75346, 75353, 75354, 75355, 75356, 75359, 75363, 75367, 75370, 75371, 75372, 75373, 75376, 75378, 75379, 75380, 75381, 75386, 75387, 75388, 75389, 75390, 75391, 75392, 75393, 75394, 75395, 75396, 75397 & 75398.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dallas) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dallas. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dallas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dallas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7784, Longitude: -96.8026     [Map].






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