The large city of Dallas, Texas is home to slightly less than 1.3 million residents. Families with young children can expect to feel welcome, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the population, though young professionals are well-represented as well. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just under 35, is younger than most cities in Texas. Home ownership is less common than renting in the area, and 42% of residents own their homes. The average rent is roughly on par with the state average of $1,029 per month.
Dallas has an average commute time of about 29 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common way to get to work, selected by 43% of commuters, while public transportation isn't used much. Relatively few workers commute on foot.
Dallas residents have a wide range of industries from which to choose. The four most common are retail, healthcare, entertainment, and construction. Combined, these industries account for 23% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of around $67,000, Dallas workers take home slightly less than the average Texas resident. Dallas's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Thirteen percent of Dallas residents older than 25 possess a Bachelor's degree, while 6% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.