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Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex

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Metroplex is the name of the Dallas - Fort Worth (Texas) metropolitan area. The Metroplex officially consists of twelve counties in North Texas, but the term is more commonly used to refer to the contiguous urbanized area surrounding Dallas and Fort Worth that extends into nine of those counties. The Metroplex is sometimes also referred to as "DFW," though that nickname is more commonly associated with the Metroplex's major airport.

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According to the 2000 Census, approximately 5,220,000 people live in the Metroplex, which is officially known as the Dallas-Fort Worth Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (Dallas-Fort Worth CMSA). This makes the Metroplex the largest metropolitan area in Texas, the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and one of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the world.


Metroplex Counties

Metroplex cities

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Suburbs with 100,000 people or more:

Suburbs with between 10,000 and 100,000 people:

Suburbs with under 10,000 people:

Description of Economic Activity

The cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington are the anchor cities of the Metroplex. Dallas and its suburbs have one of the highest concentrations of corporate headquarters in the United States (see the Dallas article for a summary of companies headquartered in the area). As such, one of the largest industries in the Dallas area is conducting business. For example, with Texas Instruments, EDS, Perot Systems, i2 , and other companies based in Dallas, the Metroplex contains the largest Information Technology industry in the state. On the other end of the business spectrum, and on the other side of the Metroplex, the Texas farming and ranching industry is based in Fort Worth.

The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (IATA Airport Code: DFW) is the largest airport in the state of Texas. The airport is located between Dallas and Fort Worth. American Airlines, based in Fort Worth, has its headquarters next to DFW Airport.

Love Field Airport (IATA Airport Code: DAL) is located in Dallas. Southwest Airlines, based in Dallas, has its headquarters next to Love Field.

See Also

Regions: Arklatex | Central Texas | Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex | East Texas | Edwards Plateau | Houston Metropolitan Area | North Texas | Northeast Texas | Piney Woods | Rio Grande Valley | Texas Hill Country | Texas Panhandle | Llano Estacado | Southeast Texas | South Texas | West Texas
Largest Metropolitan areas: Abilene | Amarillo | Austin- San Marcos | Beaumont- Port Arthur | Brownsville- Harlingen- San Benito | Bryan- College Station | Corpus Christi | Dallas-Fort Worth | El Paso | Houston-Galveston-Brazoria | Killeen- Temple | Laredo | Longview- Marshall | Lubbock | McAllen- Edinburg- Mission | Odessa-Midland | San Angelo | San Antonio | Sherman- Denison | Texarkana | Tyler | Victoria | Waco | Wichita Falls
See also: List of Texas counties

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