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Fort Worth, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Worth is the 5th largest city in Texas with a population of 827,741 as of July 1, 2016. Fort Worth ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Worth is located at latitude 32.7815 and longitude -97.3467 in Tarrant County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Worth (see map below) encompass a land area of 340.7 sq. miles and a water area of 8.04 sq. miles. Tarrant County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 653 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Fort Worth are located in Tarrant County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Denton County, Wise County, and Parker County.

The City of Fort Worth (GNIS ID: 2410531) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fort Worth is located within Fort Worth Division of Tarrant County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Worth population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Worth: Camp Worth.

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Fort Worth, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 827,741
Population in Households 812,800
Population in Familes 672,324
Population in Group Qrtrs 14,941
Population Density1 2,430
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 288,729
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 193,667
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 316,582 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 163,277 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 125,453 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 27,853 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $141,900
Average Home Value $181,722


Median Household Income $53,490
Average Household Income $71,612
Per Capita Income $25,459
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.75% 1.88%
Households 1.5% 1.74%
Families 1.42% 1.73%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fort Worth, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Worth to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 100th
Population Density1 # 232 87th
Diversity Index2 # 68 96th
Median Household Income # 526 70th
Per Capita Income # 612 65th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.