Irving, Texas Education and City Information

Originally founded as a family farm, the Dallas suburb of Irving, Texas, is now home to several major corporations, including Exxon Mobil. The University of Dallas is located in Irving, as is North Lake College.

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Information About Irving, Texas

Irving is located in Dallas County, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. It covers 67.2 square miles and is just 12 miles from Dallas itself. According to 2014 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the city's population numbered 232,406 residents. In 2010, nearly 41 percent of Irving residents identified as Hispanic or Latino, while around 31 percent identified as white alone, 14 percent as Asian and just over 12 percent as black or African American.

Popular tourist destinations in Irving include the Mustangs of Las Colinas, one of the world's largest equestrian sculptures, and the adjacent Mustangs of Las Colinas Museum. The National Scouting Museum, which traces the history of the Boy Scouts of America, also is located in Irving, as is the Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Museum, which celebrates the state's African American culture and heritage. Outdoor lovers can enjoy Irving's 43 city-maintained parks, which include facilities for swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, biking and other activities.

Irving Educational Opportunities

Irving is home to the University of Dallas, ranked the 15th best regional college in the West by U.S. News & World Report in 2016. This private university offers bachelor's through doctoral degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificate programs, and it had nearly 2,600 students as of Fall 2014.

The only other nonprofit school in Irving is North Lake College, a public school offering certificates and associate's degrees. Nearly 10,800 students were enrolled at North Lake College in Fall 2014.

Irving Economy and Industry

For 2010-2014, the median household income in Irving was $50,942, which was slightly below the statewide median of $52,576. Top employers in the nearby Dallas-Forth Worth area include American Airlines, Bank of America, Texas Health Resources, Baylor Health Care System, AT&T, Lockheed Martin, and JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Irving serves as the headquarters for Exxon Mobil Corp. Other major companies based in the city include engineering giant Fluor Corp., paper products company Kimberly-Clark Corp., Commercial Metals Company and chemical firm Celanese Corp.

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