The 5.7 million resident Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex covers 384 square miles of rolling prairie.
The DFW metroplex has over 700,000 African Americans.
Dallas is the leading visitor destination in Texas.
Dallas has more shopping centers per capita than any other major American city.
Dallas has four times more restaurants per person than New York City.
Corporate headquarters in the DFW Metroplex include: Exxon/Mobil, JC Penney, Texas Instruments, Kimberly-Clark, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Comp USA, and Tandy Corporation.
DFW Metroplex is ranked as one the top 5 metro areas for job growth between 2000-2020.
Notable residents born here or made their mark here:
Dr. Mamie McKnight – Lead efforts to honor and memorialize historically Black Freedmenstown
Bishop T. D. Jakes – Pastor and Televangelist
Ron Kirk – Dallas’ first Black mayor
Ernie Banks – Hall of Fame baseball player
Tony Dorsett – Heisman trophy winner and All-Pro Dallas Cowboys running back
Emmitt Smith – NFL’s all-time leading rusher
Michael Irvin – Great NFL wide receiver
Blind Lemon Jefferson – Famous Blues guitarist
Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter – Early Blues artist
Erykah Badu – Neo-Soul artist and urban activist
Bob Hayes – Once the fastest man in the world and a Dallas Cowboy
Michael Johnson – Gold medal Olympian sprinter
William Sidney Pittman – 1st Black architect in Dallas
Vicki Meek – Sculptor and Director of South Dallas Cultural Center