The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex encompasses the metropolitan divisions of DallasPlanoIrving and Fort WorthArlington. According to the U.S. Census 2000, the metropolitan area had a population of 5.1 million (though a July 1, 2005 estimate placed the population at 5.8 million). The DallasFort WorthArlington MSA is the largest metropolitan area in Texas and the entire South, the fifth largest in the United States, and the 46th largest metropolitan area in the world. (From Wikipedia, The Free Encylopedia.)
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With 1,210,390 in population, Dallas is the ninth largest city in the United States,the third largest in Texas, and is among the nation’s 100 Most Ethnically Diverse Communities.
With a population of 598,850, Ft. Worth features the legendary Fort Worth Stockyards, the world-class Cultural District, downtowns dazzling Sundance Square, the top-ranked Fort Worth Zoo and the Texas Motor Speedway.www.fortworthgov.org and www.fortworth.com
Grapevine, fast becoming a popular tourist destination in itself, features a historic downtown, Grapevine Lake, the exclusive Gaylord Texan resort and the indoor Grapevine Mills outlet shopping mall. There are always activities planned for the entire family from Theater and Art showings to fun filled street festivals for the entire family.
Celebrating its 130-year anniversary, Arlington is proud of its diverse backgroundand population. Along with 350,370 residents, Arlington is home to the Texas Rangers professional baseball team, Six Flags amusement park and two universities.