Dallas, Texas is the 9th largest city in the United States, and is part of the 4th largest metropolitan area in the nation. The population of Dallas is 1,281,047, and in 2015 Forbes named Dallas the 3rd fastest growing city in the nation. There has been a huge population growth in the last few years because of the conservative lending practices, and diversified economy. For those that are looking for long term investment prospects and a solid market, Dallas is your city. The DFW area is home to 21 fortune 500 companies, with Dallas accounting for 9 including AT&T, Energy Transfer Equity, Texas Instruments and Southwest Airlines.