Dallas, Texas, is the 4th largest metropolitan area in the U.S., measured by population. Houston is the largest city in Texas, followed by San Antonio and Dallas, ranking 3rd. Dallas is the 9th largest city in the U.S.
The city was popularized by the oil and cotton, and rail industries. It was one of the most rapidly growing cities in the U.S. from 2010 to 2016.
Dallas is diverse with various industry sectors, including defense, financial services, information technology, telecommunications, transportation, and more. It is home to many religious and ethnic backgrounds and is estimated to the 6th largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population.
The most recognizable historical event in Dallas is the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.