It’s the first of a four-part series exploring the future of the Dallas Mavericks.
Part one begins this week.
Part two will cover the 2018-19 season and the future in Dallas.
PART ONE: What is the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex?
The Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex encompasses all of Dallas, but the region is often referred to as the Dallas metroplex because of its location on the western border of Texas.
It is a city-county split in two, with the north and west sides both bounded by Interstate 35W.
The Dallas-Laredo area is bounded by US 183, the Interstate 40 corridor, and US 75, which runs along the east side of the metroplex.
The metroplex also extends westward from downtown Dallas to the Dallas River and west to downtown Fort Worth.
It has a population of about 7.4 million people, which includes about 10 million residents of the state of Texas, 1.2 million residents in the city of Dallas and about 665,000 residents of other cities in the area.
The metroplex is split into two major metroplexes: the Dallas area and the Fort Worth area.
The area includes the Dallas, Irving, and Plano metroplexs.
The Dallas area encompasses about 6.3 million people and includes roughly 30% of the country’s population.
The Fort Worth metro area includes about 3.9 million people.
The Fort Worth-Dallas metroplex covers about 1.5 million square miles (1.7 million square kilometers), according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The most densely populated areas in the metro area are in the northwest quadrant, which is bounded on the east by Interstate 25W and on the west by US 59, the most northern highway in the United States.