Dallas, Texas is the 4th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. measured by population. Houston is the largest city in Texas, followed by San Antonio and Dallas ranking 3rd. Dallas is the 9th largest city in the U.S.
The city was popularized by oil and cotton and rail industries. It was one of the most rapidly growing cities in the U.S. from 2010 to 2016.
Dallas is diverse with variety of industry sectors including defense, financial services, information technology, telecommunications, transportation and more. It is home to a myriad of religious and ethnic backgrounds and is estimated to the the 6th largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population.
Most recognizable historical event in Dallas is the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.