Dallas County, Texas

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Dallas County
The former Dallas County Courthouse in March 2009
The former Dallas County Courthouse in March 2009
Flag of Dallas County
Flag
Map of Texas highlighting Dallas County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 32°46′N 96°47′W / 32.77°N 96.78°W / 32.77; -96.78
Country United States
State Texas
FoundedMarch 30, 1846
Named forGeorge M. Dallas
SeatDallas
Largest cityDallas
Area
 • Total909 sq mi (2,350 km2)
 • Land873 sq mi (2,260 km2)
 • Water36 sq mi (90 km2)  4.0%%
Population
 (2016)
 • Total2,574,984
 • Density2,950/sq mi (1,139/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional districts5th, 24th, 30th, 32nd, 33rd
Websitewww.dallascounty.org

Dallas County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2010, the population was 2,368,139.[1]

The head of the county and biggest city is Dallas. It is the second most populated county in Texas after Harris County. It is the ninth most populated in the whole United States.

Geography[change | change source]

The county has a total area of 909 square miles.

Schools[change | change source]

These school districts are in Dallas County:

  • Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (partly in Denton County)
  • Cedar Hill Independent School District
  • Coppell Independent School District
  • Dallas Independent School District
  • DeSoto Independent School District
  • Duncanville Independent School District
  • Ferris Independent School District (mostly in Ellis County)
  • Garland Independent School District
  • Grand Prairie Independent School District
  • Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District (mostly in Tarrant County)
  • Highland Park Independent School District
  • Irving Independent School District
  • Lancaster Independent School District
  • Mesquite Independent School District
  • Richardson Independent School District
  • Sunnyvale Independent School District

Places[change | change source]

Cities[change | change source]

Towns[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 December 2011.

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