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The City of Fort Worth is the 5th largest city in Texas with a population of 966,549 as of July 1, 2022. 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 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, 2022)


Total Population 966,549 (100%)
Population in Households 949,045 (98.2%)
Population in Families 783,948 (81.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 17,504 ( 1.8%)
Population Density 2,773
Diversity Index2 85


Median Household Income $70,991
Average Household Income $97,601
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $34,520
Wealth Index5 80


Total HU (Housing Units) 365,753 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 194,346 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 145,390 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 26,016 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $236,782
Average Home Value $282,701
Housing Affordability Index3 122


Total Households 339,737
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 223,812
Average Family Size 4.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 2.27% 1.09%
Households 2.26% 1.07%
Families   1.16%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   2.92%
Owner Occupied HU   1.60%

Fort Worth, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Worth to the other 1,861 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 189 90th
Median Household Income # 618 67th
Housing Affordability Index # 453 24th
Per Capita Income # 647 65th
Diversity Index # 66 97th

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