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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 851,362 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Worth: Camp Worth.

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Fort Worth, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 851,362
Daytime Population: Workers 420,417
Daytime Population: Residents 461,777
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 882,194
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 836,221
Population in Familes 691,200
Population in Group Qrtrs 15,141
Population Density2 2,499
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $54,988
Average Household Income $74,901
Per Capita Income $26,762


Total Housing Units 323,516 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 169,690 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 129,098 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 24,728 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $147,319
Average Home Value $189,130


Total Households 298,788
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 200,403
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.9% 1.84%
Households 1.77% 1.77%
Families 1.71% 1.76%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

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, 2017 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 # 227 87th
Diversity Index # 68 96th
Median Household Income # 533 70th
Per Capita Income # 611 65th

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