Fort Worth, Texas Population 2022

954,457
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Fort Worth is a city located in Tarrant County Texas. It is also the county seat of Tarrant County. With a 2020 population of 954,457, it is the 5th largest city in Texas and the 13th largest city in the United States. Fort Worth is currently growing at a rate of 1.90% annually and its population has increased by 3.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 918,915 in 2020. Spanning over 354 miles, Fort Worth has a population density of 2,762 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fort Worth is $82,977 with a poverty rate of 13.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fort Worth is 32.6 years, 32 years for males, and 33.3 years for females.

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 Worthwas:

  • White: 60.06%
  • Black or African American: 18.54%
  • Other race: 9.92%
  • Two or more races: 6.07%
  • Asian: 4.83%
  • Native American: 0.51%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Fort Worth, Texas is 954,457 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 918,915.

Fort Worth, Texas Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Fort Worth Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Fort Worth Population by Race

Fort Worth Population Pyramid 2022

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Fort Worth Median Age

33


Total

32.4


Male

33.5


Female

Fort Worth Adults

There are 649,654 adults, (88,286 of whom are seniors) in Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

15.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Worth Sex Ratio

Female

454,911

50.99%

Male

437,310

49.01%

Fort Worth Population by Age

Fort Worth Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fort Worth Household Types

57.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fort Worth Households and Families

3.51

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

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Fort Worth Households by Type

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Fort Worth Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Worth Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.73%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.33%.

Fort Worth Educational Attainment by Race

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$41,087

Average Earnings

$46,528

Average Male

$34,943

Average Female

Fort Worth Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Worth Language by Age

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Fort Worth Language

67.74% of Fort Worth residents speak only English, while 32.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.61% of the population.

Fort Worth Language

Fort Worth Poverty by Race

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13.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.00%

Male Poverty Rate

15.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Worth

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Worth is Black, with 19.68% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.12%.

Fort Worth Poverty

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Fort Worth Poverty Rate by Education

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Fort Worth Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Worth Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Fort Worth Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.4%

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 45-54, 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 Marital Status

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43,144

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Fort Worth Veterans by War

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Fort Worth Veterans by Age

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Fort Worth Veterans by Race

Fort Worth Veterans by Education

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7.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Worth Veterans by Education

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68.3%

Labor Force Participation

64.2%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Worth Employment by Age

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Fort Worth Employment by Race

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Fort Worth Employment by Education

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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56.94%

Born in Fort Worth

83.65%

Native Born

16.35%

Foreign Born

10.33%

Non Citizen

6.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.65% of Fort Worth residents were born in the United States, with 56.94% having been born in Texas. 10.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fort Worth Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Fort Worth Population by Year