Fort Worth, Texas Population 2020

932,116
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Fort Worth is a city located in Texas. With a 2020 population of 932,116, it is the 5th largest city in Texas (after Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin) and the 12th largest city in the United States. Fort Worth is currently growing at a rate of 2.03% annually and its population has increased by 25.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 741,206 in 2010. Spanning over 354 miles, Fort Worth has a population density of 2,697 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fort Worth is $79,480 with a poverty rate of 16.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,015 per month, and the median house value is $154,300. The median age in Fort Worth is 32.5 years, 31.8 years for males, and 33.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.9 males.

Fort Worth proper has a population density of 2,166 people per square mile (835/square kilometer). The metro area is much larger, however, with 6.81 million residents, which makes it the 4th largest metropolitan area in the United States. Fort Worth is the second-largest city in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSA, following Dallas with 1.23 million people. Other major cities in the MSA include Arlington (pop: 375,000), Plano (270,000), Garland (233,000), Irving (225,000), Grand Prairie (182,000), McKinney (143,000), and Mesquite (143,000).

Fort Worth Population Growth

The Dallas-Fort Worth area has remained one of the country's fastest-growing metropolitan areas for several years in a row. In 2014, census figures found that Fort Worth had the highest population growth rate in the United States with growth of more than 42% between 2000 and 2013.

There is one reason above all others that draws in new residents: the region's strong economy and jobs market. Despite its economy, many experts warn that Fort Worth isn't ready for the growth, just as city leaders agree that it wasn't prepared for the rapid population boom almost 15 years ago. The growing population has led to some of the worst traffic problems in the state, long police response times, and a lack of funding and community services.

Fort Worth's growth rate shows no signs of slowing. By 2040, the population is expected to skyrocket from 793,000 today to almost 1.2 million.

The Treaty of Bird's Fort between many Indian tribes and the Republic of Texas in 1843 led to the establishment of Fort Worth as an Army outpost in 1849. Seven posts were created during this time following the Mexican-American War to protect Texan settlers in the region. While attacks from Native Americans were still a genuine threat at the time, settlers began to move to the fort.

The first resident of Fort Worth was E.S. Terrell. Seemingly overnight, the small outpost of Fort Worth became a busy town once it became a stop along the Chisholm Trail, on which millions of head of cattle were passed to market. Fort Worth soon grew with a thriving ranching industry and cattle center, which earned it the nickname "Cowtown."

Fort Worth went through very hard times during the Civil War and the Reconstruction that followed, with a population that reached just 175 for some time due to food and supply shortages. After more than a decade, the town once more began to grow. By 1876, the Texas and Pacific Railway reached the town and caused a significant boom. The population soon swelled, and it became a major point on the railroad system. After a long period of rampant crime and vice, Fort Worth's economy eventually turned to oil and natural gas. These industries are still a part of Fort Worth's economy and have helped to make it one of America's fastest-growing cities.

Fort Worth Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fort Worth was:

  • White: 64.06%
  • Black or African American: 18.98%
  • Other race: 8.89%
  • Asian: 4.17%
  • Two or more races: 3.34%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Fort Worth, Texas is 932,116, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 895,008.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 741,206.

Fort Worth, Texas Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,803,240131,7601.69%
20197,671,480131,7701.72%
20187,539,710131,7701.75%
20177,407,940144,9901.96%
20167,262,950153,6702.12%
20157,109,280154,0202.17%
20146,955,260137,7401.98%
20136,817,520111,0901.63%
20126,706,430135,8302.03%
20116,570,600118,5701.80%
20106,452,0300.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White548,24164.06%
Black or African American162,43618.98%
Some Other Race76,1128.89%
Asian35,6844.17%
Two or More Races28,5803.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,0340.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6990.08%
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Fort Worth Population Pyramid 2020

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Fort Worth Median Age

32.5


Total

31.8


Male

33.2


Female

Fort Worth Adults

There are 616,331 adults, (81,958 of whom are seniors) in Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Age Dependency

60.1

Age Dependency Ratio

15.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Worth Sex Ratio

Female

436,889

51.05%

Male

418,897

48.95%

Fort Worth Households and Families

Fort Worth Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fort Worth Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.7%25.3%
All57.2%42.8%
Male47.4%52.6%
Female43.1%56.9%
Non Family40.7%59.3%

57.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All291,7392.8857.2
Married134,2723.6174.7
Non Family94,1811.2940.7
Female45,8573.6843.1
Male17,4293.7247.4

3.53

Average Family Size

2.88

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Fort Worth Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade48,3879.11%
9th to 12th Grade48,7589.18%
High School Graduate133,16025.06%
Some College112,39821.15%
Associates Degree36,6416.90%
Bachelors Degree102,24419.24%
Graduate Degree49,7289.36%
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Fort Worth Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White240,884227,883101,422
Hispanic156,44189,91717,019
Black101,29488,70020,602
Other Race42,28720,5023,112
Asian23,98519,4569,784
Multiple Races10,4849,3343,377
Native American2,4991,932504
Islander49039127

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.60%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 42.10%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,934$44,207$32,217
Less Than High School$24,621$28,602$17,982
High School Grad$30,920$36,004$25,955
Some College$39,091$47,480$31,903
Bachelors Degree$56,246$68,023$50,111
Graduate Degree$70,028$84,972$60,368

$38,934

Average Earnings

$44,207

Average Male

$32,217

Average Female

Fort Worth Language

Fort Worth Language by Age

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Fort Worth Language

67.10% of Fort Worth residents speak only English, while 32.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.02% of the population.

Fort Worth Poverty

Fort Worth Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic296,18563,24521.35%
Black159,08035,83222.52%
White330,21227,5028.33%
Other75,55816,18021.41%
Asian35,3514,99214.12%
Multiple27,8344,66416.76%
Native3,83858015.11%
Islander623558.83%

16.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.45%

Male Poverty Rate

17.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Worth

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Worth is Black, with 22.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Worth is White, with 8.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.16%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.25%
High School15.85%
Some College10.10%
Bachelors or Greater4.52%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed33.43%
Male Unemployed28.02%
Female Employed8.39%
Male Employed6.14%

Fort Worth Income

Fort Worth Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,255$79,480
Families$68,476$89,505
Married Families$86,129$107,610
Non Families$39,645$54,173
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Fort Worth Marital Status

Fort Worth Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

43.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Worth Married by Age and Sex

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Fort Worth Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Fort Worth Marital Status by Race

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Fort Worth Veterans

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43,230

Number of Veterans

38,174

Male Veterans

5,056

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War12,455
Vietnam11,831
Second Gulf War11,576
Korea2,569
World War II1,146
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5413,719
55 to 649,136
65 to 747,971
75+6,453
18 to 345,951
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Name Veterans % of Total
White31,0487.72%
Black8,9697.63%
Hispanic4,9172.57%
2 or More1,2499.34%
Other9851.92%
Asian7112.60%
Indian2197.51%
Hawaiian498.07%

Fort Worth Veterans by Education

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7.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Worth Employment Status

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67.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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57.00%

Born in Texas

83.21%

Native Born

16.79%

Foreign Born

11.13%

Non Citizen

5.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.21% of Fort Worth residents were born in the United States, with 57.00% having been born in Texas. 11.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020932,11618,5542.03%
2019913,56218,5542.07%
2018895,00819,5522.23%
2017875,45618,5542.17%
2016856,90220,9522.51%
2015835,95020,8152.55%
2014815,13518,9602.38%
2013796,17515,1161.94%
2012781,05917,0252.23%
2011764,03415,5532.08%
2010748,481213,7873.42%
2000534,69487,0751.79%
1990447,61962,4551.51%
1980385,164-8,291-0.21%
1970393,45537,1871.00%
1960356,26877,4902.48%
1950278,778101,1164.61%
1940177,66214,2150.84%
1930163,44756,9654.38%
1920106,48233,1703.80%
191073,31246,62410.63%
190026,6883,6121.46%
189023,07616,41313.23%
18806,6630.00%