Tuesday, February 21, 2017
DFW Demographics

 

National Association of Asian Americans-Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter

The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), a title designated by the U.S. Census as of 2003, encompasses 12 counties within the U.S. state of Texas. The area is divided into two metropolitan divisions: DallasPlanoIrving and Fort WorthArlington. Residents of the area informally refer to it as the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, DFW, or The Metroplex. It is the economic and cultural hub of the region commonly called North Texas or North Central Texas.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's July 1, 2009 estimate, the metropolitan area's population was 6,447,615. During the 12-month period from July 2008 to July 2009, the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area gained 146,530 new residents, more than any other metropolitan area in the United States.  The area's population has grown by nearly 1.3 million since the last census was administered in 2000.

The Dallas/Fort Worth MSA is the largest metropolitan area in Texas and the 5th largest in the United States. DFW gains some 365 net new residents every day. About a quarter of all Texans live in the DFW Metropolitan area. The metroplex encompasses 9,286 square miles (24,100 km2) of total area: 8,991 sq mi (23,290 km2) is land, while 295 sq mi (760 km2) is water, making it larger in area than the U.S. states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined or roughly the size of New Hampshire. It is also the sixth largest gross metropolitan product (GMP) in the United States, and approximately tenth largest by GMP in the world.

The DFW Metroplex is home to numerous corporate headquarters. The metropolitan area is home to over 10,000 corporate headquarters making DFW the largest corporate headquarter concentration in the United States.

Many Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters here: Exxon Mobil, AMR Corporation, Electronic Data Systems/EDS, JC Penney, Kimberly-Clark, D.R. Horton, Texas Instruments, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., Centex, Dean Foods, TXU, Tenet Healthcare, Southwest Airlines, Blockbuster Video, Radio Shack, Affiliated Computer Services, Brinker International.

The Metroplex also contains the largest information technology industry base in the state (often referred to as Silicon Prairie), owing to the large number of corporate IT projects and the presence of numerous electronics, computing and telecom firms.

Several major defense manufacturers, including Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter Textron and Raytheon, maintain significant operations in the Metroplex.

DFW offers a wide variety of cuisines and leisure activities. It is well known to those who appreciate music, art, culture, sports and entertainment. Dallas has more restaurants per capita than New York City. The Metroplex has more shopping centers per capita than any other United States city or metro.

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport is located equidistant to downtown Fort Worth and downtown Dallas. DFW is the largest airport in the state, 2nd largest in the U.S. and 3rd largest in the world. The Metroplex is headquarters for both American Airlines and Southwest Airlines.

Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex MARKET DEMOGRAPHICS

DMA Rank

5

DMA Population (Adults 18+)

5,487, 956

% Change 1990-2010

60%

Population Density

272

Asian                                                                                                                5%

Source: ClearChannel Outdoor (2010), DOL statistics, Wikipedia

 

 

 

National Association of Asian Americans-Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter

The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), a title designated by the U.S. Census as of 2003, encompasses 12 counties within the U.S. state of Texas. The area is divided into two metropolitan divisions: DallasPlanoIrving and Fort WorthArlington. Residents of the area informally refer to it as the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, DFW, or The Metroplex. It is the economic and cultural hub of the region commonly called North Texas or North Central Texas.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's July 1, 2009 estimate, the metropolitan area's population was 6,447,615. During the 12-month period from July 2008 to July 2009, the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area gained 146,530 new residents, more than any other metropolitan area in the United States.  The area's population has grown by nearly 1.3 million since the last census was administered in 2000.

The Dallas/Fort Worth MSA is the largest metropolitan area in Texas and the 5th largest in the United States. DFW gains some 365 net new residents every day. About a quarter of all Texans live in the DFW Metropolitan area. The metroplex encompasses 9,286 square miles (24,100 km2) of total area: 8,991 sq mi (23,290 km2) is land, while 295 sq mi (760 km2) is water, making it larger in area than the U.S. states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined or roughly the size of New Hampshire. It is also the sixth largest gross metropolitan product (GMP) in the United States, and approximately tenth largest by GMP in the world.

The DFW Metroplex is home to numerous corporate headquarters. The metropolitan area is home to over 10,000 corporate headquarters making DFW the largest corporate headquarter concentration in the United States.

Many Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters here: Exxon Mobil, AMR Corporation, Electronic Data Systems/EDS, JC Penney, Kimberly-Clark, D.R. Horton, Texas Instruments, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., Centex, Dean Foods, TXU, Tenet Healthcare, Southwest Airlines, Blockbuster Video, Radio Shack, Affiliated Computer Services, Brinker International.

The Metroplex also contains the largest information technology industry base in the state (often referred to as Silicon Prairie), owing to the large number of corporate IT projects and the presence of numerous electronics, computing and telecom firms.

Several major defense manufacturers, including Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter Textron and Raytheon, maintain significant operations in the Metroplex.

DFW offers a wide variety of cuisines and leisure activities. It is well known to those who appreciate music, art, culture, sports and entertainment. Dallas has more restaurants per capita than New York City. The Metroplex has more shopping centers per capita than any other United States city or metro.

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport is located equidistant to downtown Fort Worth and downtown Dallas. DFW is the largest airport in the state, 2nd largest in the U.S. and 3rd largest in the world. The Metroplex is headquarters for both American Airlines and Southwest Airlines.

Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex MARKET DEMOGRAPHICS

DMA Rank

5

DMA Population (Adults 18+)

5,487, 956

% Change 1990-2010

60%

Population Density

272

Asian                                                                                                                5%

Source: ClearChannel Outdoor (2010), DOL statistics, Wikipedia

 

 

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