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Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex


Unlike just about every other page on this website, the purpose of this DFW metroplex page is not to help folks moving to DFW area find the best places to live. If that is now the task at hand, you may find the pages listed below more useful starting point.

On the other hand, if you are just beginning to explore the Dallas Fort Worth area, this introduction to the DFW metroplex may be of interest.

When you have questions about finding the best places to live in Dallas, please call me at 972 355-3511 or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.

DFW area overview

The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Area (aka DFW metroplex, Dallas metroplex, DFW area, north Texas) encompasses thirteen north Texas counties, Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant and Wise. For 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the DFW metroplex population to be 7,233,323, which is more than all but three other U.S. metro areas and 38 U.S. states. The Dallas County population was nearly 2.6 million and the population of Tarrant County was just over 2 million. The number of residents living in each of the other DFW metroplex counties was less than 1 million.


Dallas metroplex weatherThe DFW metroplex is quite large, covering 9,286 square miles. Nearly 9,000 square miles of the DFW area is land, which is larger than the land areas of six U.S. states, Massachusetts, Hawaii, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware and Rhode Island, and about the same as the land area of the state of New Hampshire. While the largest cities in the DFW area are fairly densely populated with greater than 3,500 residents per square mile, the population density for the area overall is less than 800 residents per square mile.

We are fortunate here to have wonderful weather. Our abundant sunshine, about 235 sunny days a year, is especially enjoyable. The warmest months are July and August, with average high temperatures of 95 degrees and average lows of 74 degrees. The coolest month is January, when average temperatures range from 35 to 55 degrees. On an annual basis, the average temperature is 66 degrees.

The Dallas Fort Worth area experiences an average of 79 rainy days annually and 39 days with the temperature below freezing. Average annual precipitation is about 33 inches.

While it's pretty hot in the summer, temperatures otherwise are generally mild and the relative humidity is fairly low year-round. Not surprisingly, athletic and other outdoor recreational activities are very popular in the DFW area. A list of just some of the places to go and things to do in the Dallas Fort Worth area is provided at the bottom of this page.

List of DFW cities and towns

As shown in the table below, there are more than 200 incorporated cities and towns located in the Dallas Fort Worth metropolitan area. They range in population from the city of Dallas, which has over 1.3 million residents according to the 2015 U.S. Census report, to the town of Corrall City, which has less than 50 residents.

The table in which this data is presented is sortableable, and also searchable. So if you want to see a list of all cities and towns showing those with the largest populations at the top, select All in the Show entries box and double click on the population column heading. To limit the data shown to a specific city or town, type its name in the Search box. With these capabilities, you easily can display a list of towns and cities in Dallas County or cities near Dallas or Fort Worth.

from downtown Dallasfrom downtown Fort Worth
cities/towns2015
population
milesdirection              milesdirection              county              
Addison15,50016north40northeastDallas
Aledo3,40052west19westParker
Allen98,10026north53northeastCollin
Alma30040southeast63southwestEllis
Alvarado4,00039southwest27southJohnson
Alvord1,40074northwest51northwestWise
Anna11,50045north69northeastCollin
Annetta1,40055west24westParker
Annetta North60056west24westParker
Annetta South60055west24westParker
Argyle3,90041northwest30northeastDenton
Arlington388,10021west15eastTarrant
Aubrey3,40049north51northeastDenton
Aurora1,30050northwest27northwestWise
Azle11,70050west17northwestTarrant
Balch Springs25,20015southeast48eastDallas
Bardwell70042south61southeastEllis
Bartonville1,70033northwest33northeastDenton
Bedford49,30023west14northeastTarrant
Benbrook22,60043west11southwestTarrant
Blue Mound2,50036west10northTarrant
Blue Ridge90051northeast75northeastCollin
Boyd1,30054northwest31northwestWise
Briaroaks50048southwest19southJohnson
Bridgeport6,40070northwest47northwestWise
Burleson43,60046southwest16southTarrant
Caddo Mills1,50041northeast73northeastHunt
Campbell70059northeast90eastHunt
Carrollton133,20019northwest35northeastDallas
Cedar Hill48,50017southwest31southeastDallas
Celeste80062northeast88northeastHunt
Celina7,70042north61northeastCollin
Chico1,10077northwest54northwestWise
Cleburne30,00050southwest32southJohnson
Cockrell Hill4,3008southwest28eastDallas
Colleyville25,50027northwest16northeastTarrant
Combine2,10025southeast57eastDallas, Kaufman
Commerce8,90066northeast98northeastHunt
Cool20076west44westParker
Coppell41,20022northwest27northeastCoppell
Copper Canyon1,40033northwest38northeastDenton
Corinth21,00034northwest42northeastDenton
Corrall City42northwest26northDenton
Cottonwood20039southeast72eastKaufman
Crandall3,20024southeast56eastKaufman
Cresson80056west25southwestHood, Johnson, Parker
Cross Roads80043north50northeastDenton
Crowley14,90045southwest15southTarrant
Dallas1,300,10032eastDallas
Dalworthington Gardens2,40029west17southeastTarrant
Decatur6,50064northwest40northwestWise
DeCordova2,80067southwest36southwestHood
Denton131,00041northwest37northeastDenton
DeSoto52,50016south36southeastDallas
DISH40047northwest30northDenton
Double Oak3,10032northwest35northeastDenton
Duncanville39,80013southwest30southeastDallas
Edgecliff Village3,00039west9southTarrant
Ennis19,00035south57southeastEllis
Euless54,20019northwest18northeastTarrant
Everman6,40037west11southTarrant
Fairview8,40032north56northeastCollin
Farmers Branch32,70017northwest31northeastDallas
Farmersville3,40044northeast74northeastCollin
Fate9,80028northeast60eastRockwall
Ferris2,50020southeast50southeastEllis
Flower Mound71,30028northwest33northeastDenton
Forest Hill12,90035southwest8southeastTarrant
Forney18,40021east53eastKaufman
Fort Worth833,30032westTarrant
Frisco154,40028north47northeastCollin
Garland236,90018northeast47eastDallas
Garrett80032south54southeastEllis
Glen Rose2,60076southwest54southwestSomervell
Glenn Heights12,00019south42southeastDallas
Godley1,10061southwest30southwestJohnson
Granbury9,40070west38southwestHood
Grand Prairie187,80014west21eastDallas
Grandview1,60048southwest37southJohnson
Grapevine51,40023northwest23northeastTarrant
Grays Prairie40039southeast72southeastKaufman
Greenville26,50051northeast83eastHunt
Hackberry1,00033north46northeastDenton
Haltom City44,20032west6northeastTarrant
Haslet1,80040northwest18northDenton, Tarrant
Hawk Cove50047east79eastHunt
Heath8,20025east56eastRockwall
Hebron40023north37northeastDenton
Hickory Creek4,30031northwest41northeastDenton
Highland Park9,2006north37eastDallas
Highland Village16,10030northwest37northeastDenton
Hudson Oaks2,20055west24westParker
Hurst39,00025west12northeastTarrant
Hutchins5,70012southeast41eastDallas
Irving236,60011west26eastDallas
Italy1,90044south56southeastEllis
Josephine1,10039northeast70northeastCollin, Hunt
Joshua6,10051southwest24southJohnson
Justin3,40042northwest26northDenton
Kaufman7,20033southeast66eastKaufman
Keene6,20046southwest28southJohnson
Keller45,80032northwest18northeastTarrant
Kemp1,30044southeast77southeastKaufman
Kennedale7,70033southwest11southeastTarrant
Krugerville1,70047north51northeastDenton
Lake Bridgeport40083northwest56northwestWise
Lake Dallas7,90033northwest41northeastDenton
Lake Worth4,80042west9northwestTarrant
Lakeside1,40045west12northwestTarrant
Lakewood Village60037northwest44northeastDenton
Lancaster38,80017south40southeastDallas
Lantana8,00035northwest33northeastDenton
Lavon2,90033northeast64northeastCollin
Lewisville104,00025northwest33northeastDenton
Lincoln Park30042northwest51northeastDenton
Lipan50086west55southwestHood
Little Elm38,30036north48northeastDenton
Lone Oak60062northeast94eastHunt
Lowry Crossing1,80038northeast62northeastCollin
Lucas6,90031northeast60northeastCollin
Mabank3,30054southeast87southeastKaufman
Mansfield64,30035southwest20southeastTarrant
Maypearl1,00040southwest44southeastEllis
McKinney162,90033north59northeastCollin
McLendon Chisholm2,20029east61eastRockwall
Melissa7,40041northeast65northeastCollin
Mesquite144,80014east45eastDallas
Midlothian22,30025southwest30southeastEllis
Milford70049south61southeastEllis
Millsap40078west47westParker
Mobile City20026northeast57eastRockwall
Murphy20,60026northeast55northeastCollin
Nevada1,00036northeast67northeastCollin
New Fairview1,30051northwest30northWise
New Hope60038northeast62northeastCollin
Newark1,10049northwest23northwestTarrant, Wise
Neylandville10059northeast90northeastHunt
North Richland Hills69,20028west12northeastTarrant
Northlake2,20046northwest30northDenton
Oak Grove70037southeast69eastKaufman
Oak Leaf1,40021south44southeastEllis
Oak Point3,30040north48northeastDenton
Oak Ridge60036east70eastKaufman
Ovilla3,90022south41southeastDallas, Ellis
Palmer2,10027south57southeastEllis
Pantego2,50025west14eastTarrant
Paradise50067northwest41northwestWise
Parker4,40027northeast55northeastCollin
Pelican Bay1,60054west21northwestTarrant
Plano283,60020north47northeastCollin
Ponder1,50049northwest32northDenton
Post Oak Bend City70036southeast67eastKaufman
Princeton8,90042northeast66northeastCollin
Prosper16,00036north55northeastCollin
Providence Village5,80043north52northeastDenton
Quinlan1,40042east74eastHunt
Red Oak12,00018south42southeastEllis
Reno2,700110west37northwestParker
Rhome1,60051northwest25northWise
Richardson110,80015northeast42eastDallas
Richland Hills8,10030west9northeastTarrant
Rio Vista90058southwest41southJohnson
River Oaks7,70038west5northwestTarrant
Roanoke7,40033northwest21northeastDenton
Rockwall42,60025northeast56eastRockwall
Rosser40041southeast73southeastKaufman
Rowlett60,20020northeast51eastDallas
Royse City11,50032northeast63eastRockwall
Runaway Bay1,40085northwest54northwestWise
Sachse24,60026northeast57northeastDallas
Saginaw22,10038west8northTarrant
Sanctuary30053west20northwestParker
Sanger7,70052northwest46northDenton
Sansom Park4,90040west6northwestTarrant
Scurry70034southeast68southeastKaufman
Seagoville15,90020southeast53eastDallas
Shady Shores2,90035northwest43northeastDenton
Southlake29,90026northwest25northeastTarrant
Springtown2,80059west27northwestParker
St. Paul1,10031northeast60northeastCollin
Sunnyvale6,00015east47eastDallas
Talty1,90028east61eastKaufman
Terrell17,00033east65eastKaufman
The Colony41,80028north40northeastDenton
Tolar80078southwest46southwestHood
Trophy Club11,80033northwest30northeastDenton
Union Valley30038northeast70eastHunt
University Park24,8008north38eastDallas
Venus3,30032southwest32southeastJohnson, Ellis
Watauga24,50032west12northeastTarrant
Waxahachie33,40030south42southeastEllis
Weatherford28,70061west30westParker
West Tawokoni1,60049east80eastHunt
Westlake1,30031northwest23northeastTarrant
Weston30046north70northeastCollin
Westover Hills70038west6westTarrant
Westworth Village2,70039west7westTarrant
White Settlement17,10041west11westTarrant
Willow Park4,90053west22westParker
Wilmer3,90016southeast46eastDallas
Wolfe City1,40068northeast100northeastHunt
Wylie46,70028northeast60northeastCollin

 

List of DFW school districts

Listed below are 99 school districts attended by students who attend public schools in the Dallas Fort Worth area.

from downtown Dallasfrom downtown Fort Worth
school districts2016
students
milesdirection              milesdirection              county              
Aledo ISD5,40053west22southwestParker
Allen ISD20,90030north53northeastCollin
Alvarado ISD3,70039southwest29southeastJohnson
Alvord ISD70078northwest52northwestWise
Anna ISD3,20047north72northeastCollin
Argyle ISD2,40042northwest32northeastDenton
Arlington ISD62,10022west18southeastTarrant
Aubrey ISD2,40045north53northeastDenton
Azle ISD6,30053west18northwestTarrant
Birdville ISD23,80030west12northeastTarrant
Bland ISD70051northeast82northeastEllis
Blue Ridge ISD80053northeast77northeastCollin
Boles ISD50048northeast79northeastEllis
Boyd ISD1,20059northwest35northwestWise
Bridgeport ISD2,10074northwest51northwestWise
Brock ISD1,30074west43southwestParker
Burleson ISD11,90048southwest18southJohnson
Caddo Mills ISD1,70044northeast75northeastEllis
Carroll ISD8,20027northwest26northeastTarrant
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD25,20018northwest33northeastDallas
Castleberry ISD4,00041west5 northwestTarrant
Cedar Hill ISD7,90016southwest31southeastDallas
Celina ISD2,40042north65northeastCollin
Cleburne ISD6,70055southwest34southJohnson
Community ISD2,10036northeast67northeastCollin
Coppell ISD12,30020northwest30northeastDallas
Crandall ISD3,80025southeast59southwestKaufman
Crowley ISD15,20047west16southwestTarrant
Dallas ISD157,8002east34eastDallas
Decatur ISD3,10063northwest44northwestWise
Denton ISD28,40040northwest42northeastDenton
DeSoto ISD9,70016south40northwestDallas
Duncanville ISD12,80015southwest29southeastDallas
Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD19,60041west16northwestTarrant
Ennis ISD5,80036south58southeastEllis
Everman ISD5,90036west14southwestTarrant
Farmersville ISD1,60042northeast76northeastCollin
Ferris ISD2,60022southeast52southeastEllis
Forney ISD9,70024east55eastKaufman
Fort Worth ISD87,20035west4southTarrant
Frisco ISD55,70027north50southeastCollin
Garland ISD57,00020northeast57northeastDallas
Glen Rose ISD1,80074southwest53southwestSomervell
Godley ISD1,90061southwest29southwestJohnson
Granbury ISD7,00070west39southwestHood
Grand Prairie ISD29,30014west23southeastDallas
Grandview ISD1,20043southwest42southeastJohnson
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD13,80023northwest25northeastTarrant
Greenville ISD5,40051northeast82northeastEllis
Highland Park ISD (University Park)7,0007north36northeastDallas
Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD23,10023west15northeastTarrant
Irving ISD34,70013northwest27northeastDallas
Joshua ISD5,30052southwest22southwestJohnson
Kaufman ISD3,80039southeast72southeastKaufman
Keene ISD1,10046southwest28southJohnson
Keller ISD34,60032northwest18northeastTarrant
Kemp ISD1,50044southeast82southeastKaufman
Kennedale ISD3,10032southwest12southeastTarrant
Krum ISD2,10051northwest43northDenton
Lake Dallas ISD3,90032northwest41northeastDenton
Lake Worth ISD3,50044west8northwestTarrant
Lancaster ISD7,60016south40southwestDallas
Lewisville ISD53,20028northwest33northeastDenton
Little Elm ISD7,40041north48northeastDenton
Lovejoy ISD4,10031northeast58northeastCollin
Mansfield ISD34,30038southwest19southeastTarrant
Maypearl ISD1,10040southwest42southeastEllis
McKinney ISD24,70034north62northeastCollin
Melissa ISD2,60042north70northeastCollin
Mesquite ISD40,90015east47eastDallas
Midlothian ISD8,40027southwest33southeastEllis
Millsap ISD1,00076west44westParker
Northwest ISD22,00046northwest20northwestDenton
Palmer ISD1,20029south52southeastEllis
Paradise ISD1,20066northwest43northwestWise
Peaster ISD1,10070west39northwestParker
Pilot Point ISD1,40055north59northeastDenton
Plano ISD53,90025north50northeastCollin
Ponder ISD1,30054northwest37northDenton
Poolville ISD60071west37northwestParker
Princeton ISD4,10039northeast71northeastCollin
Prosper ISD10,00036north59northeastCollin
Quinlan ISD2,60043east74northeastEllis
Red Oak ISD5,70022south46southeastEllis
Richardson ISD39,20015north42northeastDallas
Rio Vista ISD70047southwest36southeastJohnson
Rockwall ISD15,70024northeast55northeastRockwall
Royse City ISD5,50032northeast64northeastRockwall
Sanger ISD2,70052northwest46northeastDenton
Scurry-Rosser ISD1,00038southeast71southeastKaufman
Springtown ISD3,50061west27northwestParker
Sunnyvale ISD1,70017east49eastDallas
Terrell ISD4,40034east73eastKaufman
Venus ISD2,10033southwest30southeastJohnson
Waxahachie ISD8,40029south41southeastEllis
Weatherford ISD8,00060west28northwestParker
White Settlement ISD6,80046west15northwestTarrant
Wills Point ISD2,40050east85eastVan Zandt
Wylie ISD (Wylie)15,00029northeast58northeastCollin


Sources: Texas Education Agency and Google Maps.

Entertainment and things to do

Dallas entertainmentOne of the great things about living in the Dallas area is that there are so many places to go and things to do. Click on the links below to begin exploring the wide range of events and entertainment available to those of us who are fortunate enough to live here.




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