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Welcome to Dallas ...

The city of Dallas is located

Dallas is primarily located in Dallas County<1> and is the County Seat for Dallas County. A portion of Dallas extends into Collin County.



The community of Dallas was established in 1841.

When the people of Dallas refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Dallasite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dallas has a population of 1,343,192 people<3> (see below for details).

Dallas is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area Codes for Dallas: (214), (469)<5> & (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<6>

Websites for Dallas ...

Official Website:   www.dallascityhall.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.dallaschamber.org/

Junior League:   www.jld.net/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dallas had an population of 1,343,192 people. This is an increase of 12.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dallas had a population of 1,197,816 people (which is 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 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 (which had a count of 1,188,580 people).

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

Communities Also Named Dallas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Dallas ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dallas.

  • Arlington
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Plano
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plano
    • Plano is located in Collin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 291,296 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plano <7>
  • Irving
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irving have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irving
    • Irving is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 240,916 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irving <7>
  • Garland
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Grand Prairie
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Carrollton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
    • Carrollton is located in Collin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 139,892 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton <7>
  • Mesquite
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mesquite have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesquite
    • Mesquite is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 138,916 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesquite <7>
  • Richardson
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Rowlett
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rowlett have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowlett
    • Rowlett is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 68,388 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlett <7>
  • Euless
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dallas. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dallas.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dallas.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dallas. Our list includes 210 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Dallas to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dallas in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Dallas was on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Dallas in the book titled .<9> From that list, the Dallas post office opened in 1844.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Dallas.

The official website for Dallas: www.dallascityhall.com/

The official website for Dallas County: www.dallascounty.org/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Dallas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dallas.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dallas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for Dallas, area code (469, 972) is an overlay.
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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