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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 906,054 as of July 1, 2019. 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 32.7254 and longitude -97.3208 in Tarrant County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Worth 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fort Worth, TX Housing Affordability Index is 149
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Fort Worth, TX Wealth Index is 81
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 906,054
Population in Households 888,667
Population in Familes 735,869
Population in Group Qrtrs 17,387
Population Density 2,628
Diversity Index1 80
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $60,925
Average Household Income $81,778
Per Capita Income $28,466
Wealth Index3 81

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 335,858 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182,257 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 132,096 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 21,505 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $173,841
Housing Affordability Index2 149
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 314,353
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 211,205
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.15% 2.01%
Households 1.91% 1.91%
Families 1.88% 1.9%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Fort Worth, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Worth to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 209 88th
Diversity Index # 69 96th
Median Household Income # 482 72nd
Per Capita Income # 582 67th

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