Facts about Dallas, North Carolina
Dallas is a small town in Gaston County, North Carolina, and a suburb of Charlotte, located north of Gastonia. The population was 4,488 at the 2010 census. It was named for George M. Dallas, Vice President of the United States under James K. Polk.
Dallas is located at 35°18′53″N 81°10′31″W (35.314816, -81.175215). It is approximately three miles north of the city of Gastonia and about 20 miles (32 km) west of Charlotte. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km²), all of it land. Dallas lies within the Long Creek watershed. Long Creek is a right tributary of the South Fork Catawba River. Dallas is drained by Long Creek tributaries Dallas Branch and Little Long Creek.
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,488 people, 1,792 households, and 1,195 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,543 people per square mile (595.8/km²). There were 2,003 housing units at an average density of 690.7 per square mile (267.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 76.4% White, 15.9% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 4.9% some other race, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.0% of the population.
There were 1,792 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.7% were married couples living together, 19.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.5 and the average family size was 3.04.
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