[9] If the Metroplex were a sovereign state, it would have the twentieth largest economy in the world as of 2019. DFW recently surpassed Chicago to become the second-largest financial services hub in the nation, eclipsed only by New York. 6:15 PM Mar 31, 2020 CDT. The National Basketball Association expanded into North Texas in 1980 when the Dallas Mavericks were added to the league. The Dallas–Fort Worth area has thousands of lane-miles of freeways and interstates. But the date just got further away", "Cotton Bowl: History and everything else you need to know | NCAA.com", "2016 election: Division in a key Texas Republican stronghold? Residents of the area also refer to it as DFW (airport code), or the Metroplex. 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. [50] 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 area is also home to many minor-league professional teams, and four colleges that compete in NCAA Division I athletics. [4] According to information gathered from the North Texas Commission, the Metroplex's racial makeup was 46% non-Hispanic white, 15% Black or African American, 7% Asian American, and 3% from other races in 2017. 18-04: Revised Delineations of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Combined Statistical Areas, and Guidance on Uses of the Delineations of These Areas", "At the Heart of Texas: Dallas–Plano–Irving", "At the Heart of Texas: Fort Worth–Arlington", "Which counties in North Texas are most vulnerable to tornadoes? [12][13] The Metroplex is also the second most popular metropolis for megachurches in Texas (tied with the Greater Houston metropolitan area),[14] ranked the largest Christian metropolitan statistical area in the U.S.,[15][16][17] and has one of the largest LGBT communities in Texas since 2005. The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metroplex is formed by a combination of two separate metropolitan statistical divisions. 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Accessed November 27, 2020. https://www.statista.com/statistics/815175/dallas-metro-area-population/, US Census Bureau. ExxonMobil and McKesson, respectively the 2nd and 7th largest Fortune 500 companies by revenue, are headquartered in Irving, Texas. 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. I-635 splits to the north of I-20 and loops around east and north Dallas, ending at SH 121 north of DFW Airport. The metro area population of Dallas-Fort Worth in 2018 was 6,099,000 , a 2.14% increase from 2017. The following are full-powered stations serving the Dallas–Fort Worth television market. The 28-mile Green Line, which opened in December 2010, connects Carrollton in the northwest through downtown Dallas to Pleasant Grove in the southeast. In 2015, the conurbated metropolitan area would rank the ninth-largest economy if it were a U.S. The National Basketball Association expanded into North Texas in 1980 when the Dallas Mavericks were added to the league. The metro area population of Dallas-Fort Worth in 2019 was 6,201,000, a 1.67% increase from 2018. Accessed November 27, 2020. https://www.statista.com/statistics/183600/population-of-metropolitan-areas-in-the-us/, US Census Bureau. The trend of major corporate moves and expansions has influenced the booming DFW construction industry, which ranks first nationally in new apartment development as of 2019.[44]. Backlinks from other websites and blogs are the lifeblood of our site and are our primary source of new traffic. [39] The median income for males was $51,498 and $44,207 for females. Census day is April 1. [25] If the metropolitan area were a sovereign state, it would rank the 162nd largest state by total area after Lebanon. Continuing land use change results in scattered crop fields surrounded by residential or commercial development. 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. "Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Urbanized Area". The median income for a household in the CSA was $43,836, and the median income for a family was $50,898. Banking and finance play a key role in the area's economy. 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. AT&T, the largest telecommunications company in the world, is headquartered at the Whitacre Tower in downtown Dallas. Statista. For the airport, see, Articles relating to Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, Dallas–Plano–Irving metropolitan division, Fort Worth–Arlington–Grapevine metropolitan division, Places with more than 100,000 inhabitants, Places with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants, Other notable professional and amateur teams. In, US Census Bureau. In, US Census Bureau. 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. As of 2020, Dallas–Fort Worth is home to 24 Fortune 500 companies,[6][7] the third-largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the United States behind New York City (70) and Chicago (34). [38] In 2019, the metropolitan statistical area had an estimated 7,573,136 residents. [57][58], ^- Indicates year team relocated to the area.