DFW has changed dramatically as it expanded to accommodate its 7.7 million people

At 7.7 million people, DFW is currently the 4th largest metro area in the US.

February 03, 2020
  • Today’s expansive metroplex wasn’t always that way.  In the first map, pre 1960, population stood at 1.7 million and was focused in the cores of Dallas and Fort Worth.
  • Despite economic booms and busts over the last 6 decades, DFW has continued to expand.  The 1979 map shows Fort Worth & Dallas beginning to merge – and the periods since show dramatic housing growth across the region.


Source: ESRI; JLL Research