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Dallas (pronounced /dls/) is the third-largest (as estimated by the United States Census Bureau on 1 July 2006) city in the state of Texas and the ninth-largest in the UnitedStates. The city covers 385square miles (997km) and is the county seat of DallasCounty.[3] As of July 1, 2006, U.S. Census estimates put central Dallas at a population of over 1.2 million.[4]The city is the main economic center of the 12-county DallasFortWorth metropolitan areaat 6million people, it is the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Dallas is listed as a gamma world city by the Loughborough University Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network.[5]
Dallas was founded in 1841 and formally incorporated as a city on 2 February 1856. The city's economy is primarily based on the petroleum industry, telecommunications, computer technology, banking, and transportation. It is the core of the largest inland metropolitan area in the United States and lacks any navigable link to the sea[6]Dallas's prominence despite this comes from its historical importance as a center for the oil and cotton industries, its position along numerous railroad lines, and a strong industrial and financial sector.[7]

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Total Population: 1,188,204
Cost of Living
Median Household Income: $37,628
Median Home Value: $89,800
State sales tax: 6.25%
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