The city of Dallas was founded by John Neely Bryan in 1841 and incorporated in 1856. The Houston and Central Texas Railroad was built through the city in 1871 and brought a population boom to Dallas.
The discovery of oil and growth of the industry put the city on the map starting in 1931, and a tech boom in the 60’s and 70’s increased its importance in the country. The Dallas area code continued to prosper with the varied economy and still sits comfortably as one of the top ten biggest cities in the United States.
Although the city started as a farming and ranching economy, times have changed in the area. Some of the biggest industries in the Dallas area code now are oil and tech. The city hosts nine Fortune 500 companies, they are AT&T which came in at #9 on the list, Energy Transfer Equity, Tenet Healthcare, Southwest Airlines, Texas Instruments, Jacobs Engineering Group, HollyFrontier, Dean Foods, Builders FirstSource, and Vistra Energy.
Area code 214, 469 and 972 also contains seven more companies that made the Fortune 1000 list, including Neiman Marcus Group, Trinity Industries, Alon USA Energy, Atmos Energy, Brinker International, Comerica and Primoris Services.
Mary Kay Cosmetics, 7-Eleven, Chuck E Cheese, and Zale Corporation are other notable companies in the city. The biggest employer in the Dallas area code is Bank of America Corp., followed by Dallas ISD.
Right now the unemployment rate in Dallas is only 3.9%, which is much lower than the national average of 5.2%. Additionally, expected job growth over the next ten years is predicted at over 42%. The average household income in area code 214, 469 and 972 is $43,000, coming in a bit lower than the US average of $53,000.
18% of the population is making over $100,000 annually, and the three most common occupations for residents of the Dallas area code are health care and social assistance, retail trade, and construction.
Whether your business works in oil, tech, finance, or any other industry, a Dallas area code will help you grow in the strong Texas economy. You don’t need to uproot your company or build a new office in the city. Instead, purchase area code 214, 469 and 972 for your business with Nextiva.