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Overview

Introduction to Dallas, Texas

Dallas is one of the largest cities in the United States, and is located at the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area. It is located in northeast Texas, approximately an hour and a half south of the Texas/Oklahoma border. It is home to almost 10 Fortune 500 companies, including household names such as Halliburton, Southwest Airlines, and Texas Instruments. 

Dallas History

Native Americans inhabited the area that is now Dallas before it was claimed as part of the Province of New Spain by the Spanish in the 1500's. In 1821, Mexico declared independence from Spain and New Spain became part of Mexico. Texas became the independent country, The Republic of Texas, in 1836 after the Texas Revolution. Texas became a U.S. State in 1845.

The city of Dallas was founded by John Neely Bryan in 1841. At that time it was part of the Independent country, the Republic of Texas. There is some dispute as to how Dallas acquired its name, but it was referred to as Dallas as early as 1843.

Some key dates in Dallas' history include:

  • In 1856, Dallas was incorporated as a town
  • In 1861 Dallas voters voted 741 to 237 to secede from the Union
  • On June 19, 1865, Texas slaves were freed
  • In 1907, Neiman Marcus opened in downtown Dallas
  • In 1911, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas was established
  • In 1915, Southern Methodist University was founded in Dallas, the first major university in the city
  • On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas

Dallas Arts and Culture

Dallas is a center for arts and culture. Dallas offers museums, the performing arts, and more. Some of Dallas' more notable museums include:

  • The Dallas Arboretum
  • The Dallas Children's Museum
  • The Frontiers of Flight Museum
  • The Dallas Museum of Art
  • The Dallas Museum of Natural History
  • The Dallas Zoo & Aquarium
  • The Science Place

For patrons of the performing arts, Dallas is home to many performing arts attractions. Some of the more notable include:

  • The Dallas Opera
  • The Dallas Symphony Orchestra
  • The Dallas Theater Center
  • The Majestic Theatre

The Dallas Fort Worth area plays host to numerous festivals every year, including the week-long International DFW Week which hosts more than 20 events, including the Dallas International Festival, the Irving International Health Fair, the International Guitar Festival, the Global Sacred Music Concert, and more.

Dallas Sports and Leisure

Dallas has plenty to offer to fill every sports fan's appetite. Dallas is home to the following major sports teams:

  • Baseball - The Major League Baseball (MLB) Texas Rangers make their home in nearby Arlington, Texas. For individuals who like Minor League Baseball action, the Frisco RoughRiders play a half an hour north of Dallas in Frisco, Texas. The RoughRiders are a Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers.
  • Basketball - The National Basketball Association (NBA) Dallas Mavericks.
  • Football - The National Football League (NFL) Dallas Cowboys who play in nearby Irving, Texas and the Arena Football League (AFL) Dallas Desperados.
  • Hockey - The National Hockey League (NHL) Dallas Stars and the National American Hockey League (NAHL) Texas Tornado.
  • Soccer - The Major League Soccer (MLS) FC Dallas.

Dallas is also home to the NCAA College Football Cotton Bowl.

As one might expect of a city with a humid sub-tropical climate, outdoor activities abound in Dallas. Dallas has an extraordinary number of amusement and water parks, ranches and rodeos, wildlife centers, and other outdoor activities that are fun for both adults and children.

Dallas "Must See" Attractions

Dallas has attractions too numerous to do justice in a simple list. Some of Dallas' more notable and unique attractions include:

  • The Cotton Bowl
  • The Dallas World Aquarium
  • The Dallas Zoo
  • The John F. Kennedy Memorial
  • The Mesquite Rodeo
  • The State Fair of Texas, the largest fair of its kind in the country
  • The Stockyards National Historic District in nearby Fort Worth
  • The Will Rogers Memorial Center in nearby Fort Worth

Dallas at Night

If interests turn more to the evening dining and nightclub scene, Dallas has plenty to offer. Good destinations for fine dining and nightclubs include: Deep Ellum - named after Elm Street (pronounced with a southern drawl), Greenville Avenue, Knox-Henderson, the West Village, and the West End. Good sources of information about events and happenings include the "Entertainment" section of the Dallas Morning News or the "Arts & Entertainment" section of the Dallas Observer. D magazine is also a good source for information on dining and events.

People

Total Population 1,260,688
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 9.3%
Employed Population 16+ 592,924
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 39.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.2%
Median Earnings25+ $31,658
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,384
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,839

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,902
% Above Poverty Level 76%
% Below Poverty Level 24%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 4.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.4%
Median Gross Rent $863
Median House Value $135,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 69.9%
US/American 0%
English 5%
Irish 4.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dallas Almanac

Category Value
County Dallas
Standard Zip Codes 75201, 75202, 75203, 75204, 75205, 75206, 75207, 75208, 75209, 75210, 75211, 75212, 75214, 75215, 75216, 75217, 75218, 75219, 75220, 75223, 75224, 75225, 75226, 75227, 75228, 75229, 75230, 75231, 75232, 75233, 75234, 75235, 75236, 75237, 75238, 75239, 75240, 75241, 75242, 75243, 75244, 75246, 752
P.O. Box Zip Codes 75221, 75222, 75245, 75250, 75261, 75262, 75263, 75264, 75265, 75266, 75267, 75313, 75315, 75336, 75339, 75354, 75355, 75356, 75357, 75359, 75360, 75367, 75370, 75371, 75372, 75374, 75376, 75378, 75379, 75380, 75381, 75382
Company Zip Codes 75275, 75277, 75283, 75284, 75285, 75286, 75301, 75303, 75310, 75312, 75320, 75323, 75326, 75346, 75353, 75363, 75364, 75368, 75369, 75373, 75386, 75387, 75388, 75389, 75390, 75391, 75392, 75393, 75394, 75395, 75396, 75397
Phone Area Codes 214
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.794
Longitude -96.8

Dallas Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DALLAS LOVE AP
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 77 to 96 F
Oct Temp 58 to 79 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Station FERRIS
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 53 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Station LAVON DAM
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 40 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Dallas, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Kleberg (75253, 75336)

North Branch (75244)

Prestonwood (75252)

Village (75205)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cockrell Hill 4,284 $40,769
Farmers Branch 31,052 $64,962
Highland Park 8,916 $250
Hutchins 5,669 $41,711
Irving 228,776 $57,926

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dallas Public Libraries

Library
Dallas Public Library
1515 YOUNG ST
Dallas, Texas
(214) 670-1400
Library Web Site
Cockrell Hill Public Library
4125 W CLARENDON
Dallas, Texas
(214) 330-9935
University Park Public Library
6517 HILLCREST STE 110
Dallas, Texas
(214) 363-9095
Library Web Site

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Dallas Hospitals

METHODIST DALLAS MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1441 NORTH BECKLEY AVENUE
(214) 947-2879
Emergency Service: Yes

MARY SHIELS HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
3515 HOWELL STREET
(214) 443-3000
Emergency Service: No

DOCTORS HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
9440 POPPY DR
(214) 324-6100
Emergency Service: Yes

RENAISSANCE HOSPITAL DALLAS INC
(Proprietary)
2929 SOUTH HAMPTON ROAD
(214) 623-4400
Emergency Service: Yes

BAYLOR HEART AND VASCULAR CENTER
(Proprietary)
621 NORTH HALL STREET SUITE 150
(214) 820-0600
Emergency Service: No

MEDICAL CITY DALLAS HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
7777 FOREST LANE
(972) 566-6222
Emergency Service: Yes

TEXAS INSTITUTE FOR SURGERY AT PRESBYTERIAN HOSPIT
(Proprietary)
7115 GREENVILLE AVENUE SUITE 100
(214) 647-5300
Emergency Service: Yes

PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL OF DALLAS
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
8200 WALNUT HILL LANE
(214) 345-6789
Emergency Service: Yes

RHD MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
7 MEDICAL PARKWAY
(972) 247-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

PARKLAND HEALTH AND HOSPITAL SYSTEM
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
5201 HARRY HINES BLVD
(214) 590-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

PINE CREEK MEDICAL CENTER LLP
(Government - Federal)
9032 HARRY HINES BLVD
(214) 231-2273
Emergency Service: Yes

HEALTHSOUTH MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
2124 RESEARCH ROW
(214) 904-6100
Emergency Service: No

CHARLTON METHODIST HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
3500 W WHEATLAND ROAD
(214) 947-7777
Emergency Service: Yes

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
3500 GASTON AVE
(214) 820-0111
Emergency Service: Yes

UT SOUTHWESTERN ZALE LIPSHY HOSPITAL
(Government - State)
5151 HARRY HINES BLVD
(214) 879-3758
Emergency Service: No

UT SOUTHWESTERN ST PAUL HOSPITAL
(Government - State)
5909 HARRY HINES BLVD
(214) 879-3758
Emergency Service: Yes

VA North Texas Health Care System: Dallas VA Medical Center
(VA)
4500 South Lancaster Road
(214) 742-8387 or (800) 849-3597
Emergency Service:

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Dallas High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

SKYLINE H S
7777 FORNEY RD
972-502-3400
A Title I School.
Serves 4,335 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

MOISES MOLINA H S
2355 DUNCANVILLE RD
972-502-1000
A Title I School.
Serves 2,638 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.2

BRYAN ADAMS H S
2101 MILLMAR DR
972-502-4900
A Title I School.
Serves 2,588 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

W W SAMUELL H S
8928 PALISADE DR
972-892-5100
A Title I School.
Serves 2,162 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

W T WHITE H S
4505 RIDGESIDE DR
972-502-6200
A Title I School.
Serves 2,088 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

SUNSET H S
2120 W JEFFERSON BLVD
972-502-1500
A Title I School.
Serves 2,053 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

LAKE HIGHLANDS H S
9449 CHURCH RD
469-593-1000
Serves 1,938 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

HIGHLAND PARK HIGH SCHOOL
4220 EMERSON AVE
214-780-3700
Serves 1,918 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

DAVID W CARTER H S
1819 W WHEATLAND RD
214-932-5700
A Title I School.
Serves 1,817 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

NORTH DALLAS H S
3120 N HASKELL AVE
972-925-1500
A Title I School.
Serves 1,771 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

JUSTIN F KIMBALL H S
3606 S WESTMORELAND RD
972-502-2100
A Title I School.
Serves 1,750 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

HILLCREST H S
9924 HILLCREST RD
972-502-6800
A Title I School.
Serves 1,731 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

THOMAS JEFFERSON H S
4001 WALNUT HILL LN
972-502-7300
A Title I School.
Serves 1,713 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

H GRADY SPRUCE H S
9733 OLD SEAGOVILLE RD
972-892-5500
A Title I School.
Serves 1,594 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

WOODROW WILSON H S
100 S GLASGOW DR
972-502-4400
A Title I School.
Serves 1,379 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

SOUTH OAK CLIFF H S
3601 S MARSALIS AVE
214-932-7000
A Title I School.
Serves 1,315 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

W H ADAMSON H S
201 E NINTH ST
972-749-1400
A Title I School.
Serves 1,306 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

LINCOLN H S
2826 HATCHER ST
972-925-7600
A Title I School.
Serves 1,216 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

LIFE SCHOOL OAK CLIFF
4400 S R L THORNTON FWY
214-376-8200
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 1,026 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

FAITH FAMILY ACADEMY OF OAK CLIFF
300 W KIEST BLVD
214-375-7682
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 1,006 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

A MACEO SMITH H S
3030 STAG RD
214-932-7600
A Title I School.
Serves 917 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

L G PINKSTON H S
2200 DENNISON ST
972-502-2700
A Title I School.
Serves 908 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

A+ ACADEMY
10327 RYLIE ROAD
972-557-5578
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 866 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

ROOSEVELT H S
525 BONNIE VIEW RD
972-925-6800
A Title I School.
Serves 799 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

WILMER-HUTCHINS H S
5520 LANGDON RD
214-225-6143
A Title I School.
Serves 744 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

BOOKER T WASHINGTON H S
2501 FLORA ST
972-925-1200
Serves 715 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

HONORS ACADEMY
7439 S WESTMORELAND RD
972-283-9111
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 642 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 42.8

JAMES MADISON H S
3000 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLV
972-925-2800
A Title I School.
Serves 637 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

DALLAS CAN! ACADEMY CHARTER
325 W 12TH STE 250
214-943-2244
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 603 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.9

DALLAS COUNTY JUVENILE JUSTICE
2600 LONE STAR DR
214-698-2295
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 539 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS
1201 E EIGHTH ST
972-925-5930
A Vocational School
Serves 495 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT
1201 E EIGHTH ST
972-925-5920
Serves 452 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

FORT WORTH CAN ACADEMY
325 W 12TH ST STE 250
817-431-4226
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 438 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 28.3

GOLDEN RULE CHARTER SCHOOL
2602 W ILLINOIS AVE
214-333-9330
A Charter School.
Serves 427 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22

SCH OF GOVT/LAW/LAW ENFORCEMENT
1201 E EIGHTH ST
972-925-5920
Serves 397 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
1201 E EIGHTH ST
972-925-5960
Serves 397 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

DALLAS CAN! ACADEMY CHARTER
325 W 12TH STE 250
214-824-4226
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 397 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.9

SAN ANTONIO CAN ACADEMY
325 W 12TH ST STE 250
210-923-1226
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 387 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.2

HOUSTON CAN! ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOO
325 W 12TH ST STE 250
713-659-4226
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 376 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 29.1

GATEWAY CHARTER ACADEMY
6103 HOUSTON SCHOOL RD
214-375-2039
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 329 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

TEXANS CAN AT CARROLLTON-FARMERS B
325 W 12TH STE 250
972-243-2178
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 247 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

REDIRECTIONS
4949 VILLAGE FAIR DR
214-652-7113
A Non-traditional School
Serves 219 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

PEGASUS CHARTER SCHOOL
601 N AKARD ST
214-740-9991
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 212 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVI
1201 E EIGHTH ST
972-925-5940
Serves 205 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.6

AUSTIN CAN ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL
325 W 12TH ST STE 250
512-477-4226
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 179 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

SCHOOL FOR THE TALENTED & GIFTED
1201 E EIGHTH ST
972-925-5970
Serves 178 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

SCHOOL COMMUNITY GUIDANCE CENTER
4949 VILLAGE FAIR
214-652-7113
A Non-traditional School
Serves 171 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.6

I AM THAT I AM ACADEMY
4937 VETERANS DR
214-372-6838
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 120 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

HOSPITAL/HOME-BOUND
912 S ERVAY STE 309
972-581-4115
A Non-traditional School
Serves 112 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.5

MIDDLE COLLEGE
3700 ROSS AVE
214-860-2356
A Non-traditional School
Serves 100 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.1

HEALTH SPECIAL
912 S ERVAY ST
972-749-2263
A Non-traditional School
Serves 98 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.2

WILMER-HUTCHINS MAGNET H S FOR PER
8612 TRIPPIE ST
214-376-7311
A Title I School.
Serves 50 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.3

DALLAS COUNTY JJAEP
1673 TERRE COLONY
214-637-6136
A Non-traditional School
Serves 34 students.

BUCKNER ACADEMY
3700 ROSS AVE
214-319-3401
A Non-traditional School
Serves 28 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.4

P A S S LEARNING CTR
1673 TERRY COLONY CT
214-637-6136
A Non-traditional School
Serves 20 students.

P A S S LEARNING CTR
1673 TERRE COLONY
214-698-4257
A Non-traditional School
Serves 18 students.

DALLAS CO SCHOOL FOR ACCELERATED L
4949 VILLAGE FAIR DR
972-652-7113
A Non-traditional School
Serves 17 students.

P A S S LEARNING CTR
4711 HARRY HINES
972-905-9551
A Non-traditional School
Serves 11 students.

BARBARA MANNS H S
912 ERVAY
972-749-2200

W DALLAS RECONNECTION CTR AT PINKS
2200 DENNISON ST
972-502-3050

METROPOLITAN ED CTR
1403 CORINTH ST
972-749-1700

EVENING ACADEMY
7777 FORNEY RD
972-502-3458

MULTIPLE CAREERS MAGNET
4528 RUSK AVE
972-925-2200

YVONNE EWELL TOWNVIEW CENTER
1201 E EIGHTH ST
972-925-5900

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