Dallas County Today
According to the 2015 U.S. Census, Dallas County is the ninth most populous county in the U.S. and the second most populous county in Texas with an estimated population of 2,553,385. The median household income in Dallas County is $49,925 and the median age is 31. Most common industries include healthcare, construction, retail trade and social assistance.
The average commute time for Dallas County residents is 26.2 minutes and 77.9 percent of people commute alone in their own vehicles every day, while 3.3 percent of people use the public transit.
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) offers convenient bus and rail service to most places in Dallas County, and the Trinity Railway Express shuttles riders to Tarrant County. Drivers enjoy easy access to several main highways including Interstate 20, Interstate 30, Interstate 35E, the Dallas North Tollway (DNT) and many more.
For domestic and international travel, Love Field and the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport are also located in Dallas County. The DFW International airport is a sight to see, ranking as the second largest airport in the U.S. according to acreage. It is close to the size of Manhattan Island and is like a small city within Texas, itself!
What People Are Saying About Dallas County:
- In 2015, WalletHub ranked Carrollton, Texas as the sixth healthiest housing market.
Large Corporations in Dallas County:
There are several large corporations operating in Dallas County, Texas, including:
- McKesson Corporate Office
- 7-Eleven Corporate Office
- Exxon Mobil Corp. Headquarters
- Fluor Corp. Headquarters
- Kimberly-Clark Corp. Headquarters
- Commercial Metals Company Headquarters
- Michaels Stores, Inc. Headquarters