|• Urban||1,407.0 sq mi (3,644.2 km2)|
|• Metro||9,286 sq mi (24,059 km2)|
|Highest elevation||1,368 ft (417 m)|
|• Density||634/sq mi (245/km2)|
|• Urban||5,560,892 (6th)|
|• MSA||6,366,542 (4th)|
|• CSA||6,807,747 (7th)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||214, 254, 469, 682, 817, 903, 940, 972|
The Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, officially designated Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget,is a conurbated metropolitan statistical area in the U.S. state of Texas encompassing 11 counties. It is the economic and cultural hub of North Texas. Residents of the area also refer to it as DFW, or the Metroplex. The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan statistical area's population is 7,573,136 according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 population estimates, making it the most populous metropolitan area in both Texas and the Southern United States, the fourth-largest in the U.S., and the tenth-largest in the Americas. In 2016, the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex ascended to the number one spot in the U.S. in year-over-year population growth.
The metropolitan region's economy is primarily based on banking, commerce, insurance, telecommunications, technology, energy, healthcare, medical research, transportation and logistics. In 2020, Dallas–Fort Worth is home to 25 Fortune 500 companies,the third-largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the United States behind New York City (70) and Chicago (34). In 2016, the metropolitan economy surpassed Houston to become the fourth-largest in the U.S. Currently the region boasts a GDP of just over $620.6 billion in 2020.
A portmanteau of metropolis and complex, the term metroplex is credited to Harve Chapman, an executive vice president with Dallas-based Tracy-Locke which was one of three advertising agencies that worked with the North Texas Commission (NTC) on strategies to market the region.The NTC copyrighted the term "Southwest Metroplex" in 1972 as a replacement for the previously-ubiquitous "North Texas", which studies had shown lacked identifiability outside the state. In fact, only 38 percent of a survey group identified Dallas and Fort Worth as part of "North Texas", with the Texas Panhandle also a perceived correct answer, being the northernmost region of Texas.
The United States Census Bureau determined the Metroplex encompasses 9,286 square miles (24,100 km2) of total area; 8,991 sq mi (23,290 km2) is land, and 295 sq mi (760 km2) is covered by water. The conurbated metropolitan area is larger in area than the U.S. states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined, and larger than New Jersey.
The Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex overlooks mostly prairie land with a few rolling hills dotted by man-made lakes cut by streams, creeks and rivers surrounded by forested land. The Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex is situated in the Texas blackland prairies region,so named for its fertile black soil found especially in the rural areas of Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties.
Many areas of Denton, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant, and Wise counties are located in the Fort Worth Prairie region of North Texas,which has less fertile and more rocky soil than that of the Texas blackland prairie; most of the rural land on the Fort Worth Prairie is ranch land. A large onshore natural gas field, the Barnett Shale, lies underneath this area; Denton, Tarrant and Wise counties feature many natural gas wells. Continuing land use change results in scattered crop fields surrounded by residential or commercial development.
South of Dallas and Fort Worth is a line of rugged hills that goes north to south about 15 miles (24 km) that looks similar to the Texas Hill Country 200 miles (320 km) to the south.
The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metroplex is formed by a combination of two separate metropolitan statistical divisions. The Dallas–Plano–Irving MDA and Fort Worth–Arlington–Grapevine MDA come together to form one full metropolitan area or conurbation.
The following are cities and towns are categorized based on the latest population estimates from the North Central Texas Council of Governments (as of January 1, 2018).No population estimates are released for census-designated places (CDPs), which are marked with an asterisk (*). These places are categorized based on their 2010 census population.
Places designated "principal cities" by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget are italicized.
|Historical populations – Dallas–Fort Worth (1980–2010)|
| U.S. Decennial Census |
At of the 2010 United States census,there were 6,371,773 people. The racial makeup of DFW was 50.2% White, 15.4% African American, 0.6% Native American, 5.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 10.0% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.5% of the population.
The median income for a household in the MSA was $48,062, and the median income for a family was $55,263. Males had a median income of $39,581 versus $27,446 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $21,839.
In 2017, the metropolitan population increased to 7,539,711.In 2019, the metropolitan statistical area had an estimated 7,573,136 residents.
|County||2017 Estimate||2010 Census||Change||Area||Density|
|Collin County||969,603||782,341||+23.94%||841.22 sq mi (2,178.7 km2)||1,153/sq mi (445/km2)|
|Dallas County||2,618,148||2,368,139||+10.56%||871.28 sq mi (2,256.6 km2)||3,005/sq mi (1,160/km2)|
|Denton County||836,210||662,614||+26.20%||878.43 sq mi (2,275.1 km2)||952/sq mi (368/km2)|
|Ellis County||173,620||149,610||+16.05%||935.49 sq mi (2,422.9 km2)||186/sq mi (72/km2)|
|Hood County||58,273||51,182||+13.85%||420.64 sq mi (1,089.5 km2)||139/sq mi (53/km2)|
|Hunt County||93,872||86,129||+8.99%||840.32 sq mi (2,176.4 km2)||112/sq mi (43/km2)|
|Johnson County||167,301||150,934||+10.84%||724.69 sq mi (1,876.9 km2)||231/sq mi (89/km2)|
|Kaufman County||122,883||103,350||+18.90%||780.70 sq mi (2,022.0 km2)||157/sq mi (61/km2)|
|Parker County||133,463||116,927||+14.14%||903.48 sq mi (2,340.0 km2)||148/sq mi (57/km2)|
|Rockwall County||96,788||78,337||+23.55%||127.04 sq mi (329.0 km2)||762/sq mi (294/km2)|
|Somervell County||8,845||8,490||+4.18%||186.46 sq mi (482.9 km2)||47/sq mi (18/km2)|
|Tarrant County||2,054,475||1,809,034||+13.57%||863.61 sq mi (2,236.7 km2)||2,379/sq mi (919/km2)|
|Wise County||66,181||59,127||+11.93%||904.42 sq mi (2,342.4 km2)||73/sq mi (28/km2)|
|Total||7,399,662||6,426,214||+15.15%||9,277.78 sq mi (24,029.3 km2)||798/sq mi (308/km2)|
The Dallas–Fort Worth, TX–OK combined statistical area is made up of 20 counties in North Central Texas and one county in South Central Oklahoma. The statistical area includes two metropolitan areas and seven micropolitan areas. As of 2010, the DFW CSA had a population of 6,817,483 (though a July 1, 2015 estimate placed the population at 7,504,362). 14,628 sq mi (37,890 km2) of area, of which 14,126 sq mi (36,590 km2) is land and 502 sq mi (1,300 km2) is water.The CSA definition encompasses
Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)
Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)
As of the censusof 2000, there were 5,487,956 people, 2,006,665 households, and 1,392,540 families residing within the CSA. The racial makeup of the CSA was 70.41% white, 13.34% African American, 0.59% Native American, 3.58% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 9.62% from other races, and 2.39% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 20.83% of the population.
The median income for a household in the CSA was $43,836, and the median income for a family was $50,898. Males had a median income of $37,002 versus $25,553 for females. The per capita income for the CSA was $20,460.
The cities of Dallas and Fort Worth are the two central cities of the Metroplex, with Arlington being a third economically important city; it is a center for sporting events, tourism and manufacturing. Most other incorporated cities in the Metroplex are "bedroom communities" serving largely as residential and small-business centers, though there are several key employers in these regions. Due to the large number of smaller, less well-known cities, metroplex residents commonly divide the region roughly in half along Texas Interstate 35, which runs north–south, splitting into two 'branches' (I-35E in Dallas and I-35W in Fort Worth) through the Metroplex. They refer to places as being on the "Dallas side" or the "Fort Worth side", or in "the Arlington area", which is almost directly south of the airport. It is nominally between the two major east–west interstates in the region (I-20, passing to the south of both downtowns, and I-30, connecting Dallas and Fort Worth city centers).
Business management and operations play a central role in the area's economy. Dallas and its suburbs have the third-largest concentration of corporate headquarters in the United States. Moreover, It is the only metro area in the country home to three of the top-ten largest Fortune 500 companies by revenue. The area continues to draw corporate relocation from across the nation, and especially from California. From late 2018 to early 2019, both McKesson and Charles Schwab announced they would be relocating from San Francisco to the DFW area.Later in 2019, San Francisco-based Uber announced a massive corporate expansion just east of downtown Dallas. The trend of major corporate moves and expansions has influenced the booming DFW construction industry, which ranks first nationally in new apartment development. Banking and Finance play a key role in the area's economy. DFW recently surpassed Chicago to become the second-largest financial services hub in the nation, eclipsed only by New York. Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Liberty Mutual, Goldman Sachs, State Farm, TD Ameritrade, Charles Schwab, and Fidelity Investments maintain significant operations in the area. The Metroplex also contains the largest Information Technology industry base in the state (often referred to as Silicon Prairie or the Telecom Corridor, especially when referring to US-75 through Richardson, Plano and Allen just north of Dallas itself). This area has a large number of corporate IT projects and the presence of numerous electronics, computing and telecommunication firms such as Microsoft, Texas Instruments, HP Enterprise Services, Dell Services, Samsung, Nokia, Cisco, Fujitsu, i2, Frontier, Alcatel, Ericsson, CA, Google, and Verizon. AT&T, the largest telecommunications company in the world, is headquartered at the Whitacre Tower in downtown Dallas. ExxonMobil and McKesson, respectively the 2nd and 7th largest Fortune 500 companies by revenue, are headquartered in Irving, Texas. Fluor, the largest engineering & construction company in the Fortune 500, is also headquartered in Irving. In October 2016, Jacobs Engineering, a Fortune 500 company and one of the world's largest engineering companies, relocated from Pasadena, California to Dallas. Toyota USA, in 2016, relocated its corporate headquarters to Plano, Texas. Southwest Airlines is headquartered in Dallas. The airline has more than 53,000 employees as of October 2016 and operates more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season.
On the other side of the Metroplex, the Texas farming and ranching industry is based in Fort Worth, though the area's economy is diverse. American Airlines, the largest airline in the world, recently completed their new $350M corporate HQ complex in Fort Worth.American Airlines is the largest employer in the Metroplex. Several major defense manufacturers, including Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter Textron, and Raytheon, maintain significant operations in the Metroplex, primarily on the "Fort Worth side." They are concentrated along State Highway 170 near I-35W, commonly called the "Alliance Corridor" due to its proximity to the Fort Worth Alliance regional airport.
Changes in house prices for the Metroplex are publicly tracked on a regular basis using the Case–Shiller index; the statistic is published by Standard & Poor's and is also a component of S&P's 20-city composite index of the value of the U.S. residential real estate market.
|Company||No. of employees|
|Type of business|
|Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.||34,000||Retail|
|American Airlines||27,000||Commercial airline|
|Texas Health Resources||22,296||Health care|
|Dallas Independent School District||19,740||Education|
|Baylor Health Care System||16,500||Health care|
The Metroplex is one of the 13 American metropolitan areas that has a team in each of the four major professional sports leagues. Major professional sports first came to the area in 1952, when the Dallas Texans competed in the National Football League for one season. In 1960, major professional sports returned when The Dallas Cowboys began competing in the National Football League and the Dallas Texans began competing in the American Football League. The Dallas Texans later relocated to Kansas City and became the Chiefs. In 1972, Major League Baseball's Washington Senators moved to Arlington to become the Texas Rangers, named after the statewide law enforcement agency. The National Basketball Association expanded into North Texas in 1980 when the Dallas Mavericks were added to the league. The fourth sport was added in 1993 when the Minnesota North Stars of the National Hockey League moved to Dallas, becoming the Dallas Stars.
The Major League Soccer team FC Dallas is based in Frisco, and the Dallas Wings of the WNBA play in Arlington. The area is also home to many minor-league professional teams, and four colleges that compete in NCAA Division I athletics. Two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races are hosted annually at Texas Motor Speedway, the Duck Commander 500 and the AAA Texas 500. The metroplex has hosted many premiere sports events on both an annual and one-time basis.
|Baseball||1972^||MLB||Globe Life Park in Arlington|
|Basketball||1980||NBA||American Airlines Center|
|Hockey||1993^||NHL||American Airlines Center|
|Basketball||2015^||WNBA||College Park Center|
^- Indicates year team relocated to the area
|Dallas Renegades||American football||2020||XFL||Globe Life Park|
|Frisco RoughRiders||Baseball||2003^||Texas League||Dr Pepper Ballpark|
|Cleburne Railroaders||Baseball||2017||AAIPBL||The Depot at Cleburne Station|
|Grand Prairie AirHogs||Baseball||2007||AAIPBL||QuikTrip Park|
|Texas Legends||Basketball||2010^||NBA G League||Comerica Center|
|Dallas Fuel||eSports||2017||Overwatch League||Blizzard Arena|
|Allen Americans||Ice hockey||2009||ECHL||Allen Event Center|
|Lone Star Brahmas||Ice hockey||1999||NAHL||NYTEX Sports Centre|
|Mid-Cities Junior Stars||Ice hockey||2013||NA3HL||Dr. Pepper StarCenter|
|Texas Jr. Brahmas||Ice hockey||2014||NA3HL||NYTEX Sports Centre|
|Dallas Snipers||Ice hockey||2011||Western States Hockey League||Dr. Pepper StarCenter|
|Dallas Sidekicks||Indoor soccer||2012||Major Arena Soccer League||Allen Event Center|
|Dallas City FC||Soccer||2013||NPSL||Roffino Stadium|
|Fort Worth Vaqueros||Soccer||2014||NPSL||LaGrave Field|
|FC Cleburne||Soccer||2017||PDL||The Depot at Cleburne Station|
|Texas United||Soccer||2017||PDL||AirHogs Stadium|
|FC Dallas||Soccer||1996||Women's Premier Soccer League||Dr. Pink Stadium|
|FC Dallas U-23||Soccer||1996||Women's Premier Soccer League||Toyota Soccer Complex|
|Texas Spurs FC||Soccer||1998||Women's Premier Soccer League||Willow Springs Middle School|
|Dallas Roughnecks||Ultimate||2015||American Ultimate Disc League||The Colony Five Star Complex|
|Arlington Impact||Women's American football||2015||Women's Football Alliance||Pennington Field|
|Dallas Elite||Women's American football||2015||Women's Football Alliance||Alfred Loos Stadium|
^- Indicates year team relocated to the area
University of Texas at Arlington
|Arlington||Mavericks||Sun Belt Conference|
University of North Texas
|Denton||Mean Green||Conference USA|
Southern Methodist University
|University Park||Mustangs||American Athletic Conference|
Texas Christian University
|Fort Worth||Horned Frogs||Big 12 Conference|
Dallas Baptist University
|Dallas||Patriots||Missouri Valley Conference (baseball only)|
The headquarters for both the Big 12 and Conference USA are located in Irving, and the Southland Conference headquarters are in Frisco.
Note: Venues are listed with their current names, not necessarily those in use when an event took place.
|Red River Rivalry||College Football||1912–present||Cotton Bowl|
|Battle for the Iron Skillet||College Football||1915–present||Cotton Bowl, Amon G. Carter Stadium, Ownby Stadium, Texas Stadium, Ford Stadium|
|Fort Worth Classic||College Football||1921||Panther Park|
|Dixie Classic||College Football||1922, 1925, 1934||Fair Park Stadium|
|State Fair Classic||College Football||1925–present||Cotton Bowl|
|PGA Championship||Golf||1927,||Cedarcrest Golf Course, Dallas Athletic Club|
|AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic||College Football||1937–present||Cotton Bowl, AT&T Stadium|
|U.S. Open||Golf||1941||Colonial Country Club|
|Byron Nelson Golf Classic||Golf||1944–present||Multiple courses in Dallas|
|Colonial National Invitational||Golf||1946–present||Colonial Country Club|
|Pro Bowl||Football||1973||Texas Stadium|
|The Players Championship||Golf||1975||Colonial Country Club|
|Dallas Grand Prix||Auto Racing||1984–1996||Fair Park, Addison, Reunion Arena|
|NBA All-Star Game||Basketball||1986, 2010||Reunion Arena, AT&T Stadium|
|NCAA Men's Final Four||Basketball||1986, 2014||Reunion Arena, AT&T Stadium|
|NCAA Women's Final Four||Basketball||2017||American Airlines Center|
|U.S. Women's Open||Golf||1991||Colonial Country Club|
|FIFA World Cup Preliminaries||Soccer||1994||Cotton Bowl|
|Major League Baseball All-Star Game||Baseball||1995||Globe Life Park in Arlington|
|Duck Commander 500||Auto Racing||1997–present||Texas Motor Speedway|
|Bombardier Learjet 550||Auto Racing||1997–present||Texas Motor Speedway|
|Big 12 Championship Game||College Football||2001, 2009, 2010, 2017–present||Texas Stadium, AT&T Stadium|
|Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl||College Football||2003–present||Amon G. Carter Stadium|
|Frisco Bowl||College Football||2017–present||Toyota Stadium|
|Breeders' Cup||Horse Racing||2004||Lone Star Park|
|AAA Texas 500||Auto Racing||2005–present||Texas Motor Speedway|
|MLS Cup||Soccer||2005, 2006||Toyota Stadium|
|NHL All-Star Game||Hockey||2007||American Airlines Center|
|CONCACAF Gold Cup||Soccer||2009, 2011, 2013, 2015||AT&T Stadium, Toyota Stadium|
|Cowboys Classic||College Football||2009–present||AT&T Stadium|
|Southwest Classic||College Football||2009–2011||AT&T Stadium|
|First Responder Bowl||College Football||2010–present||Cotton Bowl|
|Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito||Professional Boxing||November 13, 2010||AT&T Stadium|
|NCAA Division I Football Championship||College Football||2011–2014||Toyota Stadium|
|Super Bowl XLV||Football||2011||AT&T Stadium|
|Heart of Dallas Classic||College Football||2013||Cotton Bowl|
|College Football Playoff National Championship||College Football||2015||AT&T Stadium|
|WrestleMania 32||Wrestling||2016||AT&T Stadium|
|NFL Draft||Football||2018||AT&T Stadium|
|NHL Entry Draft||Hockey||2018||American Airlines Center|
|NHL Bridgestone winter Classic||Hockey||2020||Cotton Bowl|
University of Texas at Arlington
|42,496||Arlington||Mavericks|| NCAA Division I |
|University of Texas System|
University of North Texas
|37,979||Denton||Mean Green|| NCAA Division I FBS |
|University of North Texas System|
University of Texas at Dallas
|26,793||Richardson||Comets|| NCAA Division III |
|University of Texas System|
Texas Woman's University
|15,472||Denton||Pioneers|| NCAA Division II |
Women's sports only
Texas A&M University–Commerce
|12,385||Commerce||Lions|| NCAA Division II |
|Texas A&M University System|
University of North Texas at Dallas
|University of North Texas System|
|2,235||Dallas||N/A||N/A||University of Texas System|
Southern Methodist University
|11,643||University Park||Mustangs|| NCAA Division I FBS |
Texas Christian University
|10,394||Fort Worth||Horned Frogs|| NCAA Division I FBS |
Dallas Baptist University
|5,445||Dallas||Patriots|| NCAA Division II |
Non–Football, compete in the Missouri Valley Conference at the Division I level for baseball
Texas Wesleyan University
|3,378||Fort Worth||Rams|| NAIA |
University of Dallas
|2,387||Irving||Crusaders|| NCAA Division III |
Non–Football, compete in Texas Rugby Union at the Division II level for Rugby
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
|2,012||Waxahachie||Lions|| NAIA NCCAA |
(Sooner and Central States Football League)
Paul Quinn College
|600||Dallas||Tigers|| NAIA |
Since the late 20th century and the realignment of party affiliations, conservatives have shifted to the Republican Party, and its national candidates have won in the Dallas–Fort Worth area, including in presidential elections. Democratic voters dominate a majority of areas in the large cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, and Arlington (especially areas east of Interstate 35W).Republicans dominate North Dallas, western Fort Worth and the rest of Tarrant County, most suburbs, and the rural areas of the Metroplex.
The cities of Dallas and Fort Worth have their own newspapers, The Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram , respectively. Historically, the two papers had readership primarily in their own counties.[ citation needed ] As the two cities' suburbs have grown together in recent years (and especially since the demise of the Dallas Times Herald in 1991), many sites sell both papers. This pattern of crossover has been repeated in other print media, radio, and television. Since the 1970s all of the television stations and most of the FM radio stations have chosen to transmit from Cedar Hill so as to serve the entire market, and are programmed likewise. There has been a rise in "80–90 move-ins", whereby stations have been moved from distant markets, in some cases as far away as Oklahoma, and relicensed to anonymous small towns in the Metroplex to serve as additional DFW stations. According to RadioTime, the market has 38 AM stations, 58 FM stations (many of them class Cs), and 18 full-power television stations. Dallas–Fort Worth is the fifth-largest television market in the United States, behind only New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia.
Two metroplex AM radio stations, 820 WBAP and 1080 KRLD, are 50,000-watt stations with coverage of much of the North American continent and beyond during nighttime hours.
The South Asian population (Indian Sub-continent) has increased considerably in the DFW metroplex. They have the FM 104.9 radio channel and 700 AM radio.Recently Sony TV, a subsidiary of Sony TV Asia, launched its FTA (free to Air OTA) channel on 44.2 station in DFW. It was one of the two locations they chose in USA; the other being NYC, where there is also a large South Asian demographic.
The following are full-powered stations serving the Dallas–Fort Worth television market. Network owned-and-operated stations are highlighted in bold.
|Primary Network Affiliation||Subchannel(s)||City of License||Owner|
|2.1||KDTN||Daystar||None||Denton, TX|| Word of God Fellowship |
(Community Television Educators of DFW, Inc.)
|4.1|| KDFW |
|Fox||None||Dallas|| Fox Television Stations |
(NW Communications of Texas, Inc.)
|5.1|| KXAS-TV |
|NBC||5.2 Cozi TV||Fort Worth|| NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations |
(Station Venture Operations, LP)
|8.1|| WFAA |
(WFAA-TV Channel 8)
|ABC||8.2 AccuWx |
8.3 Justice Network
|Dallas|| Tegna Media |
|11.1|| KTVT |
|CBS||11.2 Decades||Fort Worth|| CBS Corporation |
(CBS Stations Group of Texas, Inc.)
|13.1|| KERA-TV |
|PBS||13.2 KERA Kids |
|Dallas||North Texas Public Broadcasting|
|18.1||KPFW-LD||Hope Channel broadcasting||None||Dallas||Iglesia JesuCristo es mi Refugion, Inc.|
(Sale to DTV America Corporation pending)
|20.1||KBOP-LD||Infomercial||20.2 Infomercial |
20.3 3ABN (Spanish)
|Dallas||Randolph W. Weigner|
|21.1|| KTXA |
|Independent||21.2 MeTV||Fort Worth|| CBS Corporation |
(Television Station KTXA Inc.)
|22||KNAV-LP||Hot TV Network||None|
|DeSoto, TX||Tuck Properties|
|23.1|| KUVN-DT |
|Univision||23.2 Bounce TV |
|Garland, TX|| Univision Communications |
(KUVN License Partnership, LP)
|25.1||K25FW-D||HSN||None||Corsicana, TX||Ventana Television, Inc.|
|26.1|| KODF-LD |
|Guide US TV||26.2 Soul of the South TV |
|Britton, TX||Mako Communications, LLC|
|27.1|| KDFI |
|MyNetworkTV||27.2 Movies! |
27.4 Heroes and Icons
27.5 Light TV
|Dallas|| Fox Television Stations |
(NW Communications of Texas, Inc.)
|28.1||KHPK-LD||SonLife||28.2 Guide US TV|
28.3 Shop LC
28.4 Soul of the South TV
|DeSoto, TX||Mako Communications, LLC|
|29.1|| KMPX |
(Estrella TV KMPX 29)
|Estrella TV||29.2 Inmigrante TV||Decatur, TX|| Liberman Broadcasting |
(Liberman Television of Dallas License LLC)
|31.1||K31GL-D||SonLife||31.2 Hot TV Network |
31.3 Hot TV Network
|DeSoto, TX||Mako Communications, LLC|
|33.1|| KDAF |
|The CW||33.2 Antenna TV |
33.3 This TV
|Dallas|| Tribune Broadcasting |
(Sale to Sinclair Broadcast Group pending)
|34.1|| KJJM-LD |
|HSN||34.2 Shop LC |
34.4 Jewelry TV
|Dallas & Mesquite, TX||Mako Communications, LLC|
|38.1|| KVFW-LD |
|Infomercial||38.3 RTN |
|Fort Worth|| CMMB America |
(New York Spectrum Holding Company, LLC)
|39.1|| KXTX-TV |
|Telemundo||39.2 TeleXitos||Dallas|| NBCUniversal |
(NBC Telemundo License LLC)
|44.1|| KLEG-CD |
|TVC+Latino||44.3 Diya TV - America's first South Asian broadcast television network|
44.4 SAB TV (Indian)
|46.1|| KUVN-CD |
(mirror broadcast of KUVN-DT)
|Garland, TX|| Univision Communications |
(KUVN License Partnership, LP)
|47.1|| KTXD-TV |
|Independent||47.2 Comet |
|Greenville, TX|| London Broadcasting Company |
(KTXD License Company, LLC)
|49.1|| KSTR-DT |
|UniMás||49.2 GetTV |
|Irving, TX|| Univision Communications |
(UniMas Dallas, LLC)
|51.1||KHFD-LD||The Walk TV||51.2 Cornerstone Television |
51.4 Global Christian Network
|Cedar Hill, TX||Randall & Adrienne Weiss|
(EICB-TV West LLC)
|52.1||KFWD||SonLife||52.3 QVC Plus |
|Fort Worth||NRJ Holdings LLC|
(NRJ TV DFW License Co, LLC)
|55.1|| KAZD |
|Azteca América||55.2 MBC America (Korean)|
55.3 SBTN (Vietnamese)
55.5 VietFace TV (Vietnamese)
55.6 Biz Television
55.7 Spanish-language infomercials
|Lake Dallas, TX||Northstar Media, LLC|
(Northstar Dallas License, LLC)
|58.1||KDTX-TV||TBN||58.2 Hillsong Channel |
58.3 JUCE TV
|Dallas|| Trinity Broadcasting Network |
(Trinity Broadcasting of Texas, Inc.)
|68.1|| KPXD-TV |
|Ion Television||68.2 qubo |
68.3 Ion Life
68.4 Ion Shop
|Arlington, TX|| Ion Media Networks |
(Ion Media Dallas License, Inc.)
The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (IATA airport code: DFW), located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, is the largest and busiest airport in the state of Texas. At 17,207 acres (6,963 ha) of total land area, DFW is also the second-largest airport in the country and the sixth-largest in the world. It is the third-busiest airport in the world in terms of aircraft movements and the world's seventh-busiest by passenger traffic, transporting 62.9 million passengers in FY 2014. Based in Fort Worth, American Airlines' headquarters are adjacent to DFW. Recently having regained the title as the largest airline in the world in terms of both passengers transported and fleet size, American is a predominant leader in domestic routes and operations.
Love Field Airport (IATA airport code: DAL) is located in northwest Dallas. Based in Dallas, Southwest Airlines is headquartered next to Love Field.
The Dallas–Fort Worth area has thousands of lane-miles of freeways and interstates. The Metroplex has the second-largest number of freeway-miles per capita in the nation, behind only the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. As in most major metropolitan areas in Texas, most interstates and freeways have access or frontage roads where most of the businesses are located; these access roads have slip ramps allowing traffic to transition between the freeway and access road. North–south interstates include I-35 and I-45. East–west routes include I-30 and I-20. I-35 splits into I-35E and I-35W from Denton to Hillsboro: I-35W goes through Fort Worth while I-35E goes through Dallas. (This is one of only two examples of an interstate splitting off into branches and then rejoining as one; the other such split is in Minneapolis-St. Paul where I-35E goes into St. Paul and I-35W goes through Minneapolis.) I-30 connects Dallas and Fort Worth, and I-45 connects Dallas to Houston. The "multiple-of-5" numbers used for the interstate designations are notable, as these numbers were designed to be used for major multi-state arteries of the U.S. Interstate Highway System. The North Texas region is the terminus for two of them, and I-45 is located only within Texas.
HOV lanes exist along I-35E, I-30, I-635, US 67, and US 75. I-20 bypasses both Dallas and Fort Worth to the south while its loop, I-820, goes around Fort Worth. I-635 splits to the north of I-20 and loops around east and north Dallas, ending at SH 121 north of DFW Airport. I-35E, Loop 12, and Spur 408 ultimately connect to I-20 southwest of Dallas, completing the west bypass loop around Dallas. A large number of construction projects are planned or are already underway in the region to alleviate congestion. Due largely to funding issues, many of the new projects involve building new tollways or adding tolled express lanes to existing highways, which are managed by the North Texas Tollway Authority. It was originally established to manage the Dallas North Tollway and oversees several other toll projects in the area.[ citation needed ]
Public transit options continue to expand significantly throughout the Metroplex. However, it is limited in several outlying and rural suburbs. Dallas County and portions of Collin and Rockwall counties have bus service and light rail operated by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), covering thirteen member cities. DART's rail network currently sprawls for 93 miles throughout the area. The Red Line extends north to Plano and southwest to Westmoreland Road. The Blue Line reaches from Rowlett in the northeast to the University of North Texas at Dallas campus near I-20 in the south. The 28-mile Green Line, which opened in December 2010, connects Carrollton in the northwest through Downtown Dallas to Pleasant Grove in the southeast. The Orange Line, which completed expansion in 2014, parallels the Red Line from Plano to Downtown Dallas and the Green Line from Downtown Dallas to Northwest Hwy before extending through the Las Colinas area of Irving to reach DFW International Airport.
Denton County has bus service limited to Denton, Highland Village, and Lewisville (with commuter service to downtown Dallas) provided by the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA). The A-train, a diesel commuter rail line, parallels I-35E to connect Denton, Highland Village, Lewisville, and Carrollton. Several smaller towns along this line, Corinth, Shady Shores, and Lake Dallas, voted to abstain from DCTA and do not have stations. There is an across-the-platform transfer in Carrollton to the DART Green Line. A-Train service began June 20, 2011.
Tarrant County has bus services operated by Trinity Metro (formerly the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, popularly known as 'The T'), available only in Fort Worth. It additionally operates TEXRail commuter rail, which serves to connect downtown Fort Worth with DFW Airport and the DART Orange Line. The diesel commuter train that serves Fort Worth and its eastern suburbs is operated as the Trinity Railway Express; it connects downtown Fort Worth to downtown Dallas, where it links to the DART light rail system. A station near its midpoint, Centerport, also serves DFW Airport via a free airport shuttle bus. The TRE is jointly owned by FWTA and DART.Amtrak serves two stations in the Metroplex - Dallas Union Station and Fort Worth Central Station. Both are served by the Texas Eagle route, which operates daily between Chicago and San Antonio (continuing on to Los Angeles three days a week), though only the latter station is served by the Fort Worth-Oklahoma City Heartland Flyer .
As of 2016 the Taiwanese airline EVA Air operates a shuttle bus service from George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston to Richardson, so that Dallas-based customers may fly on its services to and from Houston.
Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas and the largest city and seat of Dallas County, with portions extending into Collin, Denton, Kaufman and Rockwall counties. With an estimated 2019 population of 1,343,573, it is the ninth most-populous city in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. Located in North Texas, the city of Dallas is the main core of the largest metropolitan area in the Southern United States and the largest inland metropolitan area in the U.S. that lacks any navigable link to the sea. It is the most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the country at 7.5 million people.
Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Texas and the 13th-largest city in the United States. It is the county seat of Tarrant County, covering nearly 350 square miles (910 km2) into three other counties: Denton, Parker, and Wise. According to the 2019 census estimates, Fort Worth's population was 909,585. Fort Worth is the second-largest city in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, which is the 4th most populous metropolitan area in the United States.
Tarrant County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2010, it had a population of 1,809,034. It is Texas' third-most populous county and the 15th-most populous in the United States. Its county seat is Fort Worth.
Denton County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 662,614, making it the ninth-most populous county in Texas. The county seat is Denton. The 2019 Census Bureau estimate for Denton County's population is 887,207. The county, which was named for John B. Denton, was established in 1846.
Arlington is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, located in Tarrant County. It forms part of the Mid-Cities region of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, and is a principal city of the metropolis and region. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 estimates, the city had a population of 398,854, making it the second-largest city in the county. Arlington is the forty-eighth-most populous city in the United States, the seventh-most populous city in the state of Texas, and the largest city in the state that is not a county seat.
Denton is a city in and the county seat of Denton County, Texas, United States. With an estimated population of 138,541 as of 2018, it is the 24th-most populous city in Texas, the 196th-most populous city in the United States, and the 12th-most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.
Colleyville is a suburb city of Fort Worth located in northeast Tarrant County, Texas, United States. The city is located in the Mid-Cities suburban region between Dallas and Fort Worth, and is roughly 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The population was 22,807 at the 2010 census. Colleyville is well known for its public schools, public safety, wealth, and rural atmosphere.
Grand Prairie is a city in Dallas County, Tarrant County, and Ellis County, Texas, in the United States. It is part of the Mid-Cities region in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. It has a population of 175,396 according to the 2010 census, making it the fifteenth most populous city in the state.
Grapevine is a city and suburb of Dallas and Fort Worth located in northeast Tarrant County, Texas, United States, with minor portions extending into Dallas County and Denton County. The city is located in the Mid-Cities suburban region between Dallas and Fort Worth and includes a larger portion of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport than other cities.
North Texas is a term used primarily by residents of Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding areas to describe much of the northern portion of the U.S. state of Texas. Residents of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex generally consider North Texas to include the area south of Oklahoma, east of Abilene, west of Paris, and north of Waco. A more precise term for this region would be the northern part of the central portion of Texas. It does not include the Panhandle of Texas, which expands further north than the region previously described, nor does it include most of the region near the northern border of Texas.
The Mid-Cities is a suburban region filling the thirty-mile span between Dallas and Fort Worth. These communities include the cities of Irving, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Coppell, Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, HEB, NRH, Haltom City, Watauga, and Keller.
Area codes 214, 469 and 972 are the North American telephone area codes for Dallas, Texas, and most of the eastern portion of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.
This article is about transportation systems in and around Dallas, Texas (USA).
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is a governmental agency and its purpose is to "provide safe, effective, and efficient movement of people and goods" throughout the state. Though the public face of the agency is generally associated with maintenance of the state's immense highway system, the agency is also responsible for aviation in the state and overseeing public transportation systems.
The Texas Triangle is one of 11 megaregions in the United States. These are urban areas that are much greater in scale than a metropolitan statistical area (MSA), defined by the US Census Bureau. These regions also are known as megapolitan areas. The Texas Triangle is formed by the state's four main urban centers, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Austin, connected by Interstate 45, Interstate 10, and Interstate 35.
The Silver Line, also known as the Cotton Belt Rail Line, is an under construction 26-mile (42 km) commuter rail line traversing Collin, Dallas, and Tarrant Counties in the U.S. state of Texas operated by DART Dallas Area Rapid Transit. The line will provide service from Dallas's northeast suburbs of Plano, Richardson, and Addison to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Terminal B.
As of the 2010 United States census, there were 6,371,773 people. The racial makeup of the MSA was 50.2% White, 15.4% African American, 0.6% Native American, 5.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 10.0% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.5% of the population.
The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area has a population of Chinese Americans. In the second half of the 19th century, the area became permanently settled by non-Native Americans, and citizens of Chinese descent began to make the area their home as well. In modern times, the main population of Chinese Americans is scattered around the northern suburbs of the City of Dallas.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Arlington, Texas, USA.