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The county was named for George Mifflin Dallas, vice president

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Dallas County is one of 254 counties in Texas.

The county is in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 2,294,706. This was an increase of  3.42% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
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$43,324
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Dallas County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Dallas County was $36,289. This was an increase of 22.2% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 117% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Dallas
Census 2000 highlights: Tenth largest county in the nation (by population); eighth fastest-growing county during the 1990s

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8% of Dallas County residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dallas County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Dallas County include Big A Cemetery, Big Springs Cemetery, Blewett Cemetery, Bowles Cemetery, Calvary Hill Cemetery, Carver Cemetery, Carver Memorial Park, Cockrell Cemetery, Cottonwood Cemetery, Cox Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Dallas County include Addison, Balch Springs, Cedar Hill, Cochran Heights, Cockrell Hill, Coppell, Dallas, Deep Ellum, DeSoto, Devonshire ... View communities

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Colleges in Dallas County include Amberton University, Brookhaven College, Cedar Valley College, Criswell College, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas Christian College, Dallas Institute of Funeral Services, Dallas Theological Seminary, Eastfield College, El Centro College ... View colleges

School districts in Dallas County include Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Cedar Hill ISD, Coppell ISD, Dallas ISD, Desoto ISD, Duncanville ISD, Garland ISD, Grand Prairie ISD, Highland Park ISD, Irving ISD ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Dallas County include Audelia Road Branch Library, Balch Springs Public Library, Betty Warmack Branch Library, Casa View Branch Library, Cockrell Hill Public Library, Dallas Public Library, Dallas West Branch Library, Desoto Public Library, Duncanville Public Library, East Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Dallas County include Coppell Gazette, Dallas Al Dia, Dallas El Heraldo News, Dallas Morning News, Dallas-Fort Worth El Hispano News, Lake Highlands People, Lakewood People, Mesquite News, Oak Cliff People, Park Cities News ... View newspapers

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Dallas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dallas County political report.

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Airports in Dallas County include Dallas Love Field, Dallas/Fort Worth International

Hotels in Dallas County include Adams Mark Dallas, Adolphus Hotel, Amerisuites, Amerisuites, Amerisuites, Amerisuites, Amerisuites, Amerisuites, Amerisuites, Best Value Inn & Suites Arlington ... More hotels

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