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Dallas is the 9th largest city in the US and the third largest in Texas with a population of 1,241,162.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Arlington MSA consists of 12 counties: Collin, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant and Wise and has a population of 6,700,991. The Dallas-Plano-Irving MD (metropolitan division) is slightly smaller with a population of 4,426,611 and is composed of 8 counties: Collin, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman and Rockwall.
Dallas is located in the Central Time Zone in North Central Texas, 35 miles east of Fort Worth, 245 miles north, northwest of Houston and 300 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico.
Sales - 8.25%; Hotel Occupancy - 13%
29.97 million domestic visitors
There are more than 30,000 hotel rooms in the city of Dallas; with over 75,000 available throughout the area.
Dallas is centrally located and within a four-hour flight from most North American destinations. It is served by two airports; Dallas/Ft. Worth International and Dallas Love Field that combined provide more than 1,900 flights daily. AMTRAK also provides daily service to Dallas via Union Station.
|Austin, TX||195||3 hours|
|Fort Worth, TX||30||40 min.|
|Houston, TX||240||4 hours|
|Kansas City, MO||489||8½ hours|
|Little Rock, AR||320||5 hours|
|Memphis, TN||452||8½ hours|
|New Orleans, LA||520||8 hours|
|Oklahoma City, OK||207||3½ hours|
|San Antonio, TX||275||4½ hours|
|Shreveport, LA||187||3 hours|
|Texarkana, TX||180||3 hours|
|Topeka, KS||501||8 hours|
|Tulsa, OK||258||4½ hours|
|Wichita, KS||363||6 hours|
Average minimum temperature is 55 degrees Fahrenheit (12.7 degrees Celsius); average maximum temperature is 76 degrees Fahrenheit (24.4 degrees Celsius). Dallas has an average annual rainfall of 33.3 inches (84.6 centimeters)
The Dallas area is home to 18 Fortune 500 companies including Exxon Mobil, JC Penney, AT&T, Texas Instruments, and others. The Dallas area is also home to seven of the world's most admired companies.
Dallas is home to five professional sports teams: The Dallas Cowboys (NFL); Dallas Stars (NHL); Dallas Mavericks (NBA); FC Dallas (MLS) and the Texas Rangers (MLB) plus NASCAR and Indy racing. The area is also home to more than 200 golf courses.