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It is the most populous city in the Dallas—Fort Worth metroplexwhich is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. The city's population ranks ninth in the U. According to the United States Census Dallas people, the city had a population of 1, The United States Census Bureau 's one-year estimate for the city's population increased to 1, as of July 1, Dallas is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States.

From toDallas people recorded the highest net domestic migration in the country, in excess ofDallas 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.

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The construction of the Interstate Highway System reinforced Dallas's prominence as a transportation hub, with four major interstate highways converging in the city and a fifth interstate loop around it.

The economy of Dallas is considered diverse, with dominant sectors including defense, financial services, information technology, telecommunications, and transportation. The Dallas people has a population from a myriad of ethnic and religious backgrounds and the sixth-largest LGBT population in the United States.

Preceded by thousands of years of varying cultures"Dallas people" Caddo people inhabited the Dallas area before Spanish colonists claimed the territory of Texas in the 18th century as a part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain.

Later, France also claimed the area but never established much settlement. InTexianswith a majority of Dallas people settlers, gained independence from Mexico and formed the Republic of Texas. InWarren Angus Ferris surveyed the area around present-day Dallas. The origin of the name is uncertain.

The general consensus is the city was named after either Dallas, Scotland or after Sen. George Mifflin Dallas of PhiladelphiaPennsylvania. Other potential theories for the origin include his brother, Commodore Alexander James Dallasas well as Dallas people Walter R. Dallas or James R. Dallas was formally incorporated as a city on February 2, With the construction of railroads, Dallas became a business and trading center and was booming by the end of the 19th century.

It became an industrial city, attracting workers from Texas, the South, and the Midwest. The Praetorian Building of 15 stories, built inwas the first skyscraper west of the Mississippi and the tallest building in Texas for some time.

It marked the prominence of Dallas as a city. A racetrack for thoroughbreds was built and their owners established the Dallas Jockey Club. Trotters raced at a track in Fort Worthwhere a similar drivers club was based. The rapid expansion of population increased competition for jobs and housing. On November 22,President John F.

Kennedy was assassinated on Elm Street while his motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas. The upper two floors of the building from which alleged assassin Lee Harvey Dallas people shot Kennedy, the Texas School Book Depositoryhave been converted into a historical museum covering the former president's life and accomplishments.

On July 7,Dallas people shots were fired at a peaceful protest in downtown Dallasheld against the police killings of Dallas people black men from other states.

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The gunman, later identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, began firing at police officers at 8: Two bystanders were also injured. This marked the deadliest day for U.

Johnson told police during a standoff that he was upset about recent police shootings of black men and wanted to kill whites, especially white officers. After hours of negotiation failed, police resorted to a robot-delivered bomb, killing Johnson inside El Centro College. The shooting occurred in an area of hotels, restaurants, businesses, and residential apartments only a few blocks away from Dealey Plaza.

Dallas is the county seat of Dallas County. Portions of the city extend into neighboring CollinDentonKaufmanand Rockwall counties. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of Although some of Dallas's architecture dates from the late 19th and "Dallas people" 20th centuries, most of the notable architecture in the Dallas people is from the modernist and postmodernist eras.

Several smaller structures are fashioned in the Gothic Revival style, such as the Kirby Buildingand the neoclassical style, as seen in the Davis and Wilson Buildings. One architectural "hotbed" in the city is a stretch of historic houses along Swiss Avenuewhich has all shades and variants of architecture from Victorian to neoclassical. Central Dallas Dallas people anchored by Downtownthe center of the city, along with Oak Lawn and Uptownareas characterized by dense retail, restaurants, and nightlife.

Its historic district has one of the largest collections of Frank Lloyd Wright -inspired Prairie-style homes in the United States. In the northeast quadrant Dallas people the city is Lake Highlandsone of Dallas's most unified middle-class neighborhoods.

South Dallasa distinct neighborhood southeast of Downtown, lays claim to the Cedarsan eclectic artist hotbed, and Fair Parkhome of the annual State Fair of Texas, held from late September through mid-October. Oak Cliff was a township founded in the mids and annexed in by the city of Dallas.

The ghost town of La Reunion once occupied the northern tip of Dallas people Cliff. What was once an area characterized by high rates of poverty and crime Dallas people now one of the city's most attractive social Dallas people living destinations. Further east, in the southeast quadrant of the city, is the large neighborhood of Pleasant Grove. Once an independent city, it is a collection of mostly lower-income residential areas stretching to Seagoville in the southeast.