Get to know Irving, TX

The city of Irving is a part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.  While the area was being settled in the 19th century, Irving was not founded until 1903.  Otto Schulze and Otis Brown founded the town, and it is believed that it was named after the author Washington Irving.  Irving did not see real growth until the 1930s.  The city was home to the Dallas Cowboy’s Texas Stadium from 1971 to 2009, when the team moved into AT&T stadium.  It is also the home of the University of Dallas and North Lake College.  Some of the major employers in Irving include Citigroup, Inc. and Verizon.  The city is also the headquarters to several large companies, including Chuck E. Cheese’s and La Quinta Inns and Suites, as well as the headquarters of the Boy Scouts of America.  Notable residents of Irving have included Lee Harvey Oswald, Rex Tillerson, and Kerry Wood.

Quick Facts

Population: 224,859

Median Household Income: $50,942

Median Property Value: $138,900

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