The Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex designated Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington by the U. S. Office of Management and Budget, is a metropolitan area in the U. S. state of Texas encompassing 13 counties. It is the cultural hub of North Texas. Residents of the area refer to it as DFW, or the Metroplex; the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex's population is 7,690,420 according to the U. S. Census Bureau's 2018 population estimates, making it the most populous metropolitan area in both Texas and the Southern United States, the fourth-largest in the U. S. and the tenth-largest in the Americas. In 2016, Dallas–Fort Worth ascended to the number one spot in the U. S. in year-over-year population growth. The region's economy is based on banking, insurance, telecommunications, energy, medical research and logistics. In 2020, Dallas–Fort Worth is home to 25 Fortune 500 companies, the third-largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the United States behind New York City and Chicago. In 2016, the metropolitan economy surpassed Houston to become the fourth-largest in the U.
S. The region boasts a GDP of just over $620.6 billion in 2020. The DFW metroplex encompasses 9,286 square miles of total area: 8,991 sq mi is land, while 295 sq mi is water, making it larger in area than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. A portmanteau of metropolis and complex, the term metroplex is credited to Harve Chapman, an executive vice president with Dallas-based Tracy-Locke, one of three advertising agencies that worked with the North Texas Commission on strategies to market the region; the NTC copyrighted the term "Southwest Metroplex" in 1972 as a replacement for the previously-ubiquitous "North Texas", which studies had shown lacked identifiability outside the state. In fact, only 38 percent of a survey group identified Dallas and Fort Worth as part of "North Texas", with the Texas Panhandle a perceived correct answer, being the northernmost region of Texas; the Metroplex overlooks prairie land with a few rolling hills dotted by man-made lakes cut by streams and rivers surrounded by forest land.
The Metroplex is situated in the Texas blackland prairies region, so named for its fertile black soil found in the rural areas of Collin, Ellis, Hunt and Rockwall counties. Many areas of Denton, Parker and Wise counties are located in the Fort Worth Prairie region of North Texas, which has less fertile and more rocky soil than that of the Texas blackland prairie. A large onshore natural gas field, the Barnett Shale, lies underneath this area. Continuing land use change results in scattered crop fields surrounded by residential or commercial development. South of Dallas and Fort Worth is a line of rugged hills that goes north to south about 15 miles that looks similar to the Texas Hill Country 200 miles to the south; the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex is formed by a combination of two separate metropolitan divisions. The Dallas–Plano–Irving MDA and Fort Worth–Arlington–Grapevine MDA come together to form one full metropolitan area. Collin County Dallas County Denton County Ellis County Hunt County Kaufman County Rockwall County Hood County Johnson County Parker County Somervell County Tarrant County Wise County Cities and towns are categorized based on the latest population estimates from the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
No population estimates are released for census-designated places, which are marked with an asterisk. These places are categorized based on their 2010 census population. Places designated "principal cities" by the Office of Management and Budget are italicized.1,000,000+ Dallas 500,000–999,999 Fort Worth 200,000–499,999 Arlington Plano Irving Garland 100,000–199,999 Grand Prairie McKinney Frisco Mesquite Carrollton Denton Richardson Lewisville As of the 2010 United States census, there were 6,371,773 people. The racial makeup of DFW was 50.2% White, 15.4% African American, 0.6% Native American, 5.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 10.0% from other races, 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.5% of the population. The median income for a household in the MSA was $48,062, the median income for a family was $55,263. Males had a median income of $39,581 versus $27,446 for females; the per capita income for the MSA was $21,839. In 2017, the metropolitan population increased to 7,539,711.
The Dallas–Fort Worth, TX–OK combined statistical area is made up of 20 counties in North Central Texas and one county in Southern Oklahoma. The statistical area includes seven micropolitan areas; as of 2010, the CSA had a population of 6,817,483. The CSA definition encompasses 14,628 sq mi of area, of which 14,126 sq mi is land and 502 sq mi is water. Metropolitan Statistical Areas Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Sherman-Denison Micropolitan Statistical Areas Athens Bonham Corsicana Durant, OK Gainesville Granbury Mineral Wells As of the census of 2000, there were 5,487,956 people, 2,006,665 h
Second-seeded Chris Evert defeated Helena Suková, 6–7, 6–1, 6–3 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1984 Australian Open. When winning her third round match, Evert became the first tennis player of the Open Era to win 1,000 matches, she finished the fortnight with a 1,003-97 match record. Martina Navratilova was the defending champion, entered this tournament with a 70-match winning streak, six consecutive Grand Slam titles. However, she was upset in the semifinals by Helena Suková. Despite this loss, Navratilova's 74-match winning streak remains the longest in the Open Era. Wendy Turnbull reaching the semifinals marked the last time an Australian woman reached that stage of the tournament until Ashleigh Barty did so in the 2020 edition of the tournament. 1984 Australian Open – Women's Singles at the International Tennis Federation
Muir Church of Christ known as the First Christian Church of Muir, is a historic church located at 138 Garden Street in Muir, Michigan. It was built in 1861 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983; the Muir Church of Christ was organized in Lyons, Michigan in 1856 with 25 members as a member of the Disciples of Christ denomination. The Reverend Isaac Errett was the first pastor. Meetings were first held in Lyons, but moved to the Muir schoolhouse. By 1858 the congregation had grown to 148 members. In 1861, this church was constructed at a cost of $3,215.06. The Muir church was the mother church for the Disciples of Christ denomination In the Grand River Valley, is one of Michigan's oldest Disciples of Christ congregations. Isaac Errett, the founding pastor, remained with the church until 1866, although he was absent much of the time, helping found another church in Detroit and administering to troops in the Civil War. Errett was great friends with James A. Garfield, who visited the Muir church in 1861.
The Muir Church of Christ is a single-story, gray, wood-frame Gothic Church clad with board-and-batten siding on a low fieldstone foundation. The church measures 70 feet by 30 feet, it has a square central projecting entrance tower topped by a cross-gable-roof belfry, with double entry doors in the base. Each side of the building has five Gothic windows with central mullions. On the interior, there is a vestibule through the entry doors; the sanctuary floor is made of dark-stained pine, the walls are plaster. The floor slopes downward from the entrance to the pulpit. There are four rows of pews arranged with two side aisles; the pulpit is set on a small platform. The sanctuary ceiling is of pressed metal dating from 1906. First Christian Church of Muir home page