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Principal city in Dallas County in the U.S. state of Texas and it is also an inner ring suburb of the city of Dallas. According to a 2017 estimate from the United States Census Bureau, the city population was 240,373 making it the thirteenth-most populous city in Texas and 93rd most populous city in the U.S. The city of Irving is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.
Several large businesses have headquarters in Irving, including Caliber Home Loans, Nautilus Hyosung America, Inc., Chuck E. Cheese’s, Cicis, Commercial Metals, Envoy Air (formerly American Eagle), ECT.
Subsidiaries of foreign companies
The headquarters of Nokia America and NEC Corporation of America are in Irving. The American headquarters of BlackBerry was in Irving.
Perhaps as a result of the Nokia-Irving connection, Irving is twinned with Nokia’s headquarters city,
Prior to the November 2008 elections, Irving banned the sale of alcoholic beverages in stores, making it the largest in population dry suburb in North Texas. In 2004 the pro-alcohol measure failed with 63% of voters opposing the measure. In 2006, 52% voted against the measure. On the third attempt, with heavy monetary backing by retailers, voters narrowly voted in favor of the measure in 2008. People in favor of changing Irving’s liquor laws saw the interest in the 2008 United States Presidential Election as a catalyst for changing the laws in their favor.
The Irving Independent School District (IISD) serves most of Irving. Other areas are served by the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (CFBISD), and Coppell Independent School District (CISD).
The major high schools that serve Irving are:
Irving High School (IISD)
MacArthur High School (IISD)
Nimitz High School (IISD)
Jack E. Singley Academy (IISD) formerly The Academy of Irving ISD