Irving is within the Dallas-Plano-Irving metropolitan division of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area.
The city has an estimated population of 191,615 people all within an area of 67.7 square miles. The demographics for Irving are; 64.2% Caucasian; 10.2% African American; 0.7% Native American; 8.24% Asian; 13.4% Mixed.
The city is also home to many large companies such as Check E. Cheese’s, Exxon/Mobile, Omni Hotels, Zale Corporation, and is the national headquarters for the Boy Scouts of America. Next year the Dallas Cowboys will be moving from Texas Stadium and the city will be demolishing it to build a mixed use project that lies along State Highway 114.
One of the first master planned developments was built in Irving, known as the Las Colinas area. This was once the largest area utilized as a mix use development in the Southwest. The land area spans almost 12,000 acres. Included in Las Colinas is; the Irving Convention Center which sits on a 40 acre area within the county.
Irving is the home of the Dallas Cowboys, but will soon be moving to Arlington where a new stadium is under construction.