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Dallas (/ˈdæləs/) is a major city in the state of Texas and is the largest urban center of the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. The city proper ranks ninth in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. The city's prominence arose from its historical importance as a center for the oil and cotton industries, and its position along numerous railroad lines. The bulk of the city is in Dallas County, of which it is the county seat; however, sections of the city are located in Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties. According to the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 1,197,816. The United States Census Bureau's estimate for the city's population increased to 1,300,092 as of July 1, 2015.
The city is the largest economic center of the 12-county Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area (commonly referred to as DFW), which had a population of 7,102,796 as of July 1, 2015, representing growth in excess of 676,000 people since the 2010 census. In 2014, the metropolitan economy surpassed Washington, DC to become the fifth largest in the United States, with a 2014 real GDP over $504 billion. In 2013, the metropolitan area led the nation with the largest year-over-year increase in employment and advanced to become the fourth-largest employment center in the nation (behind New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago) with more than three million non-farm jobs. As of April 2016, the metropolitan job count has increased to 3,498,200 jobs. The city's economy is primarily based on banking, commerce, telecommunications, technology, energy, healthcare and medical research, and transportation and logistics. The city is home to the third-largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the nation (behind New York City and Houston). In the latest rankings released in 2013, Dallas was rated as a "beta plus" world city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network, and was 14th in world rankings of GDP by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Located in North Texas, Dallas is the main core of the largest metropolitan area in the South and the largest inland metropolitan area in the United States that lacks any navigable link to the sea. Dallas and nearby Fort Worth were developed due to the construction of major railroad lines through the area allowing access to cotton, cattle, and later oil in North and East Texas. The construction of the Interstate Highway System reinforced Dallas' prominence as a transportation hub with four major interstate highways converging in the city, and a fifth interstate loop around it. Dallas developed as a strong industrial and financial center, and a major inland port, due to the convergence of major railroad lines, interstate highways, and the construction of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, one of the largest and busiest airports in the world.

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  1. SGMDave

    Greetings from Dallas...

    ...Oregon, that is. Been lurking around here for a couple weeks and decided to join in. Can’t believe I didn’t find this site sooner with all the firearm related searching I do. Excited to member of a community of like thinkers and folks who will fight to defend our God given right. Best...
  2. Norwestr55

    Dallas Walmart Selling Firearms Again

    I was walking thru the other night past the sporting goods section and WHAT??? A double display case probably 15 ft long with mostly shotguns but it looked like a couple 10/22's and some Henry's on the bottom section. I did'nt have time to look but I'm sure that they'd just set it up within the...
  3. RicInOR

    Other State  Dallas Officer Kills Man After Walking Into Wrong Apartment: Police

    Live: Dallas Officer Mistakes Apartment, Fatally Shoots Man via FARK

    Hello from Dallas OR

    Hello everyone. I posted on the forum a few weeks ago, but I'm just now getting to the introduction. Just wanting to say hello!
  5. Hayharnel

    Oregon  Dallas Oregon passed a sanctuary status for 2nd amendment rights

    Woo Hoo, thank you city of Dallas and Mickey Garus. Me and my wife would like to personally thank you guys. You give us hope. Hopefully others will follow suite.
  6. Hayharnel

    Oregon  Dallas Oregon past a sanctuary status for 2nd amendment rights

    Woo Hoo, thank you city of Dallas and Mickey Garus. Me and my wife would like to personally thank you guys. You give us hope. Hopefully others will follow suite.
  7. IOM

    Other State  NRA Warns Members to ‘Steer Clear’ of Dallas Restaurant Supporting ‘Reasonable’ Gun Laws

    NRA Warns Members to ‘Steer Clear’ of Dallas Restaurant Supporting ‘Reasonable’ Gun Laws The NRA put out a tweet to members urging them to “steer clear” of Ellen’s restaurant because of the business’s expressed support of “reasonable” gun regulations. Ellen’s made their support known via text...
  8. RicInOR

    National  Dallas, TX Mayor to NRA - Go Someplace Else

    Dallas Mayor urges NRA to find a new home for their convention He says the meeting is not appropriate in Dallas it is putting all citizens first and getting them to come to the table and elected officials to come to the table, and to address this madness now," Dallas leader urges NRA to...
  9. Norwestr55

    Police Officer Shot/Wounded In Dallas

    Suspect dead. No particulars have been released other than the suspect was pulled over for suspicion of DUI and " the situation escalated". Best wishes to the wounded officer and the others involved. They don't screw around over here, even the Grande Ronde Tribal Police responded. ETA This maybe...
  10. rdb241

    Dallas PD recruiting video

  11. Mark W.

    One of Dallas shooters reported to be Army Reservist

    On AOL Snipers kill at least five Dallas police during protest over black shootings (
  12. easy-e

    Dallas: Person of Interest Turns in Firearm to Cop

    This is how police encounters with legally carrying civilians should go. Philando Castile was a good guy and was legally carrying as well. Such a tragedy. I thought something wasn't right about the media pushing info on the guy in the camo shirt who was open carrying an AR. Turns out he was...
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