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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 882,972 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Worth: Camp Worth.

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Fort Worth, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 882,972
Population in Households 866,714
Population in Familes 720,422
Population in Group Qrtrs 16,258
Population Density2 2,592
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $56,637
Average Household Income $76,969
Per Capita Income $27,283


Total Housing Units 330,054 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 177,389 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 129,893 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 22,772 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $157,812
Average Home Value $202,532


Total Households 307,282
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 206,150
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.12% 1.9%
Households 1.9% 1.81%
Families 1.85% 1.76%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

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, 2018 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 Density # 220 87th
Diversity Index # 69 96th
Median Household Income # 493 72nd
Per Capita Income # 589 66th

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