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  •   State: 
    Dallas County
      County FIPS: 
    32°49′N 96°57′W
      Area total: 
    67.97 sq mi
      Area land: 
    66.98 sq mi (173.48 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.99 sq mi (2.57 km²)
    482 ft (147 m)
    Incorporated (city) April 14, 1914
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Irving, Dallas County, Texas, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    3,580.20 residents per square mile of area (1,382.32/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Irving is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. Located in Dallas County, it is also an inner ring suburb of Dallas. According to a 2019 estimate from the United States Census Bureau, the city population was 239,798, making it the thirteenth-most populous city in Texas. Irving includes the Las Colinas mixed-use master-planned community and part of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Irving is noted for its racial and ethnic diversity, and has been ranked as one of the most diverse cities in the United US. In 2000, an Oshman's Sporting Goods store was robbed by the "Texas Seven". In 2011, the Irving Convention Center atLas Colinas opened. Four years later high-school student Ahmed Mohamed was the subject of a hoax bomb incident which ignited allegations of racial profiling and Islamophobia from many media and commentators. On May 8, 2020, the local poultry plant run by Westfield, Wisconsin-based Brakebush Bros. Inc reported 40 cases of COVID-19 among its workers during the 2019-2020 coronavirus pandemic. The warmest month on average is July, and the highest recorded temperature was 112 °F (44 °C) in 1980. Irving has a total area of 67.7 square miles (175 km²), of which 67.2 sq miles (174 km²) of it is land and 0.4sq miles (1.0 km² of it (0.65%) is water. At the 2010 census, there were 216,538 people, 82,538 families residing in the city.


Irving began in 1889 as an area called Gorbit, and in 1894 the name changed to Kit. The city was incorporated April 14, 1914, with Otis Brown as the first mayor. The University of Dallas in Irving opened in 1956, and Texas Stadium was completed in 1971 as the home field of the Dallas Cowboys. Delta Air Lines Flight 191 crashed in Irving on August 2, 1985. In 2011, the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas opened. On May 8, 2020, the city's local poultry plant run by Westfield, Wisconsin-based Brakebush Bros. Inc reported 40 cases of COVID-19 among its workers during the 2019-2020 coronavirus pandemic. In 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated 236,607 residents in Irving, a 3.5 percent population increase over 2013 census estimates. The Irving district public school system dates to the 1909 establishment of Kit and Lively schools. In 2000, an Oshman's Sporting Goods store was robbed by the "Texas Seven". In 2009, high-school student Ahmed Mohamed was the subject of a hoax bomb incident which ignited allegations of racial profiling and Islamophobia from many media and commentators. In 2019, Irving completed its construction of an entertainment district in Las ColinAs with the opening of the Westin Irving Convention Centre Hotel. The entertainment district also includes the Irving convention center and the Toyota Music Factory, an entertainment complex with numerous restaurants, an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the Texas Lottery Plaza open-air performance stage and the Pavilion at theToyota Music Factory concert venue.


Irving includes the Las Colinas planned community, a mixed-use development with a land area of more than 12,000 acres (4,856 ha) It also includes part of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The city has a total area of 67.7 square miles (175 km²) The warmest month on average is July, and the highest recorded temperature was 112 °F (44 °C) in 1980. May is the average wettest month. Irving is considered to be part of a humid subtropical region. It is home to many Fortune 500 companies, including AT&T, Sprint, Texas Instruments, and Texas Instruments. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that Irving has a population of 1.2 million (1.3 million in 2010). The city is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, which is the second-largest in the United States after New York City. It has an estimated population of 2.4 million (2.5 million in 2000). The U S. Bureau of Statistics estimates that the city's population is 1.6 million (3.1 million in 2005). The area is 67.2 square miles, of which 0.4 square miles is land and 0.65 square miles of it (0.65km²) is water. Irving has an average temperature of 112°F (44°C) The average coolest month is January, with the lowest recorded temperature of 8 °C in 1899.


At the 2010 census, the racial makeup of the city was 53.1% White (30.8% non-Hispanic white), 12.3% African American, 0.9% Native American, 14.0% Asian, 0,1% Pacific Islander, 16.2% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. The largest group of Hispanic or Latinos were of Mexican origin, while those of Salvadoran heritage form the second largest group. Irving has been noted for its racial and ethnic diversity. A 2012 study by the real estate website Trulia found that Irving's 75038 zip code was the most diverse zip code in the United States. Irving was ranked as the ninth-most diverse city in the U.S. with over 200,000 residents according to a Diversity Index developed by Brown University's American Communities Project. Irving is the highest-ranked city in Texas at the city level and behind only Garland, TX at the neighborhood level. By 2020, the composition of Irving was 21.03%Non-Hispanicwhite, 12.36% Black or African American, 0.29% NativeAmerican, 22.32% Asian, 0,48% some other race, 2.34% multiracial, and 41.09% Hispanic or Latino of any race. The median income for a household in Irving was $49,303, and the median income. for a family was $54,755. The per capita income for the city is $26,970.


Several large businesses have headquarters in Irving, including Nexstar Media Group, Aeroxchange, Caliber Home Loans, Nautilus Hyosung America, Inc., Chuck E. Cheese, Cicis, Commercial Metals, Envoy Air (formerly American Eagle), ExxonMobil, Gruma, H.D. Vest, Kimberly-Clark, La Quinta Inns and Suites, Michaels Stores, 7-Eleven, Southern Star Concrete, Inc. In 2022 ExxonMobil announced it would move its headquarters to Harris County, Texas. The headquarters of Nokia America and NEC Corporation of America are in Irving. OSG USA INC., which is the North American Subsidiary of OSG Corporation in Japan, is also based in the city. Irving is twinned with Nokia's headquarters city, Espoo in Finland. The city is also home to the national headquarters of the Boy Scouts of America. The American headquarters of BlackBerry was in Irving and is now based in Dallas. Irving's economy is based on the oil and gas industry. It is home to a number of international companies, including Nokia, Nokia America, NEC Corporation, and Celanese Corporation. Irving also has a large number of small and medium-sized businesses, such as a bank, an insurance agency, and a car dealership. It has a population of more than 2,000,000 people, the majority of whom live in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. The average household income in Irving is about $50,000.

Arts and culture

The Irving Arts Center, owned by the city, is a home for the arts, housing 10 resident arts organizations. Resident Organizations provide cultural programs for the community, and opportunities to participate in the creative process. The city owns and operates four historical museums: The Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center, The Ruth Paine House Museum, and The Mustangs of Las Colinas Museum. A fourth historical museum, the Irving Archives and Museum, opened in February, 2020. The Irving Arts Centre is a Smithsonian Affiliate. The City of Irving is a member of the American Council of Learned Arts and Sciences and the Council for the Arts and Humanities of the United States of America. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides grants to the arts in the city of Irving. The Arts Center is open to the public and offers free admission to the city's museums, galleries, and other attractions. The Center is located on the former site of the Irving Opera House, which was built in the early 1900s. The current Arts Center building was built on the site of a former home of the First Ladies of Irving, Texas. The first Arts Center was opened in the 1920s, and is now home to the Irving Museum of Fine Arts, which opened in 1929. The Art Center is home to a collection of more than 1,000 pieces of art, including works by Picasso, Matisse, and others. It also houses the Irving Art Gallery, which has been open since the 1930s.


Irving serves as the headquarters city for two college athletics conferences: the Big 12 Conference and American Athletic Conference. Irving was the home of Texas Stadium, the former home stadium of the Dallas Cowboys. The city was also formerly the site of the Cowboys training facility for over 30 years.Irving Independent School District (IISD) high schools play football and other sports at the Joy and Ralph Ellis Stadium (formerly Irving Schools Stadium) The stadium is located between Lee Britain Elementary School and Bowie Middle School at 600 E 6th St. The team maintained its headquarters in Irving's Valley Ranch neighborhood from 1985 to 2016. The stadium was demolished on April 11, 2010, and is now a parking lot for the city's high school football team, the Irving Red Devils. The Red Devils are a member of the Texas A&M Aggies, which play in the Lone Star Conference. The Dallas Cowboys played in Irving at Texas Stadium from 1971 to 2008, and the team maintained their headquarters in the city from 1985 until 2016. It is also the home to the Texas Tech Red Devils, who play their home games in Texas Tech Stadium. The Cowboys' training facility was also located in Irving, where the team's headquarters were located from 1985-2016. The NFL's Dallas Cowboys play their games in the Irving Cowboys Training Facility, which is located in the Valley Ranch area of the city. It was built in the 1970s and 1980s and was demolished in 2010. The Texas Cowboys' headquarters are in the City of Irving, Texas, and are located in Valley Ranch.

Government and infrastructure

Irving is the largest in population dry suburb in North Texas. In 2004 the pro-alcohol measure failed with 63% of voters opposing the measure. On the third attempt, with heavy monetary backing by retailers, voters narrowly voted in favor of the measure in 2008. In 2009 Irving had a city council that was entirely at-large. While Irving has a large population of racial minorities, the entire city council and the mayor's office, was entirely non-Hispanic White. A federal judge ruled that Irving is required to create a new electoral system so that racial minority representatives may be voted into office. In 2010 elections, three new council members were elected, replacing two incumbents and adding a newly created seat. The Irving Main Post Office is at 2701 West Irving Boulevard. Other post offices in the city include Central Irving, Las Colinas, and Valley Ranch. The Parkland Health & Hospital System (Dallas County Hospital District) operates the Irving Health Center. The city of Irving is a voluntary member of the North Central Texas Council of Governments association, the purpose of which is to coordinate individual and collective local governments and facilitate regional solutions, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and enable joint decisions. The U.S. Postal Service operatesPost offices in Irving. In the city, there is one post office for the Dallas-Fort Worth area and one for the Fort Worth suburb of Irving, Texas. Irving is home to the Irving Medical Center, which was established in the 1950s by the City of Irving.


Irving is home to Cistercian Preparatory School, a university-preparatory school for boys, grades 5 through 12. The city is the site of the University of Dallas and North Lake College, a campus of Dallas College. In 2014, 3,821 of CFBISD's 26,239 students resided in Irving. In 2019 the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) opened North Lake Early College High School, which has a campus for students in grades 910 at North Lake South. The school is not within DISD's boundaries but DISD is allowed to operate it as such under Texas law. Uplift Education has two charter school campuses in Irving: Infinity Preparatory (K12) and North Hills Preparatories (K 12) Winfree Academy Charter School and Manara Academy Elementary are in Irving, as are StoneGate Christian Academy and Holy Family Catholic Academy. Irving is also home to the Islamic School of Irving (Pre-K12). The Sloan School (pre-K5-K412) is a Christian private school. The Highlands School is a Catholic pre-kindergarten-12th grade school. In Irving, there is one Catholic Pre-K8thgrade school, Holy FamilyCatholic Academy, which is also a private school for pre- K5-8th grade. Irving has one public high school, Jack E. Singley Academy (IISD) formerly The Academy of Irving ISD. The major high schools that serve Irving are:Irving High School (I ISD) MacArthur High School and Nimitz High School.


Irving is one of 13 member-cities of the Dallas region's transit agency, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Currently, Irving is served by numerous bus routes and has two stops along the Trinity Railway Express commuter rail route. In 2015, 4.5 percent of Irving households lacked a car, which increased to 4.9 percent in 2016. Irving averaged 1.75 cars per household in 2016, compared to the national average of 1.8 per household. The Las Colinas APT System, a people-mover that connects businesses and entertainment areas, is centered near the intersection of 114 and the Bush turnpike. This connects northern Irving with Dallas through rail in addition to bus routes. In 2016, Irving had 1.7 percent of its residents living without a car. The national average was 8.7% of Irving's residents lacking a car in the same year. Irving has a population of 2.2 million. The city's population was 2.3 million in 2013. The population is 2.4 million in 2014. Irving's population is 1.6 million in 2015, and the population is expected to reach 2.7 million by 2016. It is the second-largest city in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. Irving is the largest city in Dallas-Galveston County, Texas, with an estimated population of 3.1 million. It also has the third-largest population in Texas, after Dallas and Fort Worth. Irving and Dallas are both located on the Texas Turnpike system.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Irving, Dallas County, Texas = 32.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 86. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 12. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Irving = 5.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 256,684 individuals with a median age of 32.9 age the population grows by 5.31% in Irving, Dallas County, Texas population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,580.20 residents per square mile of area (1,382.32/km²). There are average 2.54 people per household in the 79,094 households with an average household income of $49,186 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.80% of the available work force and has dropped -1.43% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 29.34%. The number of physicians in Irving per 100,000 population = 225.3.


The annual rainfall in Irving = 32.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 2.8 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 77. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 233. 96 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 33.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 25, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Irving, Dallas County, Texas which are owned by the occupant = 33.03%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 25 years with median home cost = $179,090 and home appreciation of -4.52%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $17.84 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,296 per student. There are 15.7 students for each teacher in the school, 507 students for each Librarian and 412 students for each Counselor. 5.48% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 21.39% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 11.25% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Irving's population in Dallas County, Texas of 1,634 residents in 1900 has increased 157,09-fold to 256,684 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 48.26% female residents and 51.74% male residents live in Irving, Dallas County, Texas.

    As of 2020 in Irving, Dallas County, Texas are married and the remaining 45.86% are single population.

  • 26 minutes is the average time that residents in Irving require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    78.74% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 13.97% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.23% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.33% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Irving, Dallas County, Texas, 33.03% are owner-occupied homes, another 58.81% are rented apartments, and the remaining 8.17% are vacant.

  • The 53.08% of the population in Irving, Dallas County, Texas who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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