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Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex


Unlike just about every other page on this website, this page was not specifically designed to help folks who are moving to Dallas Fort Worth area find homes that best meet their individual needs. If that is the decision on which you are now working, you likely will find the following data lists that are distilled from my residential real estate market analyses to be much more informative than what is on this page.

On the other hand, if you are just beginning to explore the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex you may find the information presented below both interesting and useful.

Of course anytime you have questions about finding the best places to live in the DFW area, you also are welcome to call me at 972 355-3511 or send me an email

DFW area overview

The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Area encompasses thirteen north Texas counties, Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant and Wise. The U.S. Census Bureau reported the 2015 population of this area to be 7,102,796. The population of Dallas County was more than 2.5 million and the population of Tarrant County was just under 2 million. The number of residents living in each of the other DFW metro area counties was less than 1 million.


Dallas weatherThe DFW area is quite large, covering 9,286 square miles. Nearly 9,000 square miles of this 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 metro 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 about 200 incorporated cities and towns located in the DFW metro 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.

from downtown Dallasfrom downtown Fort Worth
cities/towns2015
population
milesdirection       milesdirection
Addison15,50016north40northeast
Aledo3,40052west19west
Allen98,10026north53northeast
Alma30040southeast63southwest
Alvarado4,00039southwest27south
Alvord1,40074northwest51northwest
Anna11,50045north69northeast
Annetta1,40055west24west
Annetta North60056west24west
Annetta South60055west24west
Argyle3,90041northwest30northeast
Arlington388,10021west15east
Aubrey3,40049north51northeast
Aurora1,30050northwest27northwest
Azle11,70050west17northwest
Balch Springs25,20015southeast48east
Bardwell70042south61southeast
Bartonville1,70033northwest33northeast
Bedford49,30023west14northeast
Benbrook22,60043west11southwest
Blue Mound2,50036west10north
Blue Ridge90051northeast75northeast
Boyd1,30054northwest31northwest
Briaroaks50048southwest19south
Bridgeport6,40070northwest47northwest
Burleson43,60046southwest16south
Caddo Mills1,50041northeast73northeast
Campbell70059northeast90east
Carrollton133,20019northwest35northeast
Cedar Hill48,50017southwest31southeast
Celeste80062northeast88northeast
Celina7,70042north61northeast
Chico1,10077northwest54northwest
Cleburne30,00050southwest32south
Cockrell Hill4,3008southwest28east
Colleyville25,50027northwest16northeast
Combine2,10025southeast57east
Cool20076west44west
Coppell41,20022northwest27northeast
Copper Canyon1,40033northwest38northeast
Corinth21,00034northwest42northeast
Corrall City042northwest26north
Cottonwood20039southeast72east
Crandall3,20024southeast56east
Cresson80056west25southwest
Cross Roads80043north50northeast
Crowley14,90045southwest15south
Dallas1,300,100032east
Dalworthington Gardens2,40029west17southeast
Decatur6,50064northwest40northwest
DeCordova2,80067southwest36southwest
Denton131,00041northwest37northeast
DeSoto52,50016south36southeast
DISH40047northwest30north
Double Oak3,10032northwest35northeast
Duncanville39,80013southwest30southeast
Edgecliff Village3,00039west9south
Ennis19,00035south57southeast
Euless54,20019northwest18northeast
Everman6,40037west11south
Fairview8,40032north56northeast
Farmers Branch32,70017northwest31northeast
Farmersville3,40044northeast74northeast
Fate9,80028northeast60east
Ferris2,50020southeast50southeast
Flower Mound71,30028northwest33northeast
Forest Hill12,90035southwest8southeast
Forney18,40021east53east
Fort Worth833,30032west0
Frisco154,40028north47northeast
Garland236,90018northeast47east
Garrett80032south54southeast
Glen Rose2,60076southwest54southwest
Glenn Heights12,00019south42southeast
Godley1,10061southwest30southwest
Granbury9,40070west38southwest
Grand Prairie187,80014west21east
Grapevine51,40023northwest23northeast
Grays Prairie40039southeast72southeast
Greenville26,50051northeast83east
Hackberry1,00033north46northeast
Haltom City44,20032west6northeast
Haslet1,80040northwest18north
Hawk Cove50047east79east
Heath8,20025east56east
Hebron40023north37northeast
Hickory Creek4,30031northwest41northeast
Highland Park9,2006north37east
Highland Village16,10030northwest37northeast
Hudson Oaks2,20055west24west
Hurst39,00025west12northeast
Hutchins5,70012southeast41east
Irving236,60011west26east
Italy1,90044south56southeast
Josephine1,10039northeast70northeast
Joshua6,10051southwest24south
Justin3,40042northwest26north
Kaufman7,20033southeast66east
Keene6,20046southwest28south
Keller45,80032northwest18northeast
Kemp1,30044southeast77southeast
Kennedale7,70033southwest11southeast
Krugerville1,70047north51northeast
Lake Bridgeport40083northwest56northwest
Lake Dallas7,90033northwest41northeast
Lake Worth4,80042west9northwest
Lakeside1,40045west12northwest
Lakewood Village60037northwest44northeast
Lancaster38,80017south40southeast
Lantana8,00035northwest33northeast
Lavon2,90033northeast64northeast
Lewisville104,00025northwest33northeast
Lincoln Park30042northwest51northeast
Lipan50086west55southwest
Little Elm38,30036north48northeast
Lowry Crossing1,80038northeast62northeast
Lucas6,90031northeast60northeast
Mabank3,30054southeast87southeast
Mansfield64,30035southwest20southeast
Maypearl1,00040southwest44southeast
McKinney162,90033north59northeast
McLendon Chisholm2,20029east61east
Melissa7,40041northeast65northeast
Mesquite144,80014east45east
Midlothian22,30025southwest30southeast
Milford70049south61southeast
Millsap40078west47west
Mobile City20026northeast57east
Murphy20,60026northeast55northeast
Nevada1,00036northeast67northeast
New Fairview1,30051northwest30north
New Hope60038northeast62northeast
Newark1,10049northwest23northwest
Neylandville10059northeast90northeast
North Richland Hills69,20028west12northeast
Northlake2,20046northwest30north
Oak Grove70037southeast69east
Oak Leaf1,40021south44southeast
Oak Point3,30040north48northeast
Oak Ridge60036east70east
Ovilla3,90022south41southeast
Palmer2,10027south57southeast
Pantego2,50025west14east
Paradise50067northwest41northwest
Parker4,40027northeast55northeast
Pelican Bay1,60054west21northwest
Plano283,60020north47northeast
Ponder1,50049northwest32north
Post Oak Bend City70036southeast67east
Princeton8,90042northeast66northeast
Prosper16,00036north55northeast
Providence Village5,80043north52northeast
Quinlan1,40042east74east
Red Oak12,00018south42southeast
Reno2,700110northeast142northeast
Rhome1,60051northwest25north
Richardson110,80015northeast42east
Richland Hills8,10030west9northeast
River Oaks7,70038west5northwest
Roanoke7,40033northwest21northeast
Rockwall42,60025northeast56east
Rosser40041southeast73southeast
Rowlett60,20020northeast51east
Royse City11,50032northeast63east
Runaway Bay1,40085northwest54northwest
Sachse24,60026northeast57northeast
Saginaw22,10038west8north
Sanctuary30053west20northwest
Sanger7,70052northwest46north
Sansom Park4,90040west6northwest
Scurry70034southeast68southeast
Seagoville15,90020southeast53east
Shady Shores2,90035northwest43northeast
Southlake29,90026northwest25northeast
Springtown2,80059west27northwest
St. Paul1,10031northeast60northeast
Sunnyvale6,00015east47east
Talty1,90028east61east
Terrell17,00033east65east
The Colony41,80028north40northeast
Trophy Club11,80033northwest30northeast
Union Valley30038northeast70east
University Park24,8008north38east
Venus3,30032southwest32southeast
Watauga24,50032west12northeast
Waxahachie33,40030south42southeast
Weatherford28,70061west30west
West Tawokoni1,60049east80east
Westlake1,30031northwest23northeast
Weston30046north70northeast
Westover Hills70038west6west
Westworth Village2,70039west7west
White Settlement17,10041west11west
Willow Park4,90053west22west
Wilmer3,90016southeast46east
Wolfe City1,40068northeast100northeast
Wylie46,70028northeast60northeast


Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; 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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