The city's prominence arose from its historical importance as a center for the oil and cotton industries, and its position along numerous railroad lines.
Top to bottom, left to right: Downtown Dallas skyline, Old Red Museum, North Park Center, Dallas City Hall, Dallas Museum of Art, Winspear Opera House, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, State Fair of Texas at Fair Park, Dallas Union Station, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, and the American Airlines Center) is a major city in the U. The United States Census Bureau's estimate for the city's population increased to 1,317,929 as of July 1, 2016.
In 2016 DFW ascended to the number one spot in the nation in year-over-year population growth.
As such, the metropolitan area's economy is the 10th largest in the world.
It is the most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. According to the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 1,197,816.
The bulk of the city is in Dallas County, of which it is the county seat; however, sections of the city are located in Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties.
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