Fort Worth, TX
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Living in Fort Worth


Fort Worth is a very large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 874,168 people and 150 constituent neighborhoods, Fort Worth is the fifth largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities, Fort Worth isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fort Worth are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fort Worth is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Worth who work in office and administrative support (13.45%), sales jobs (10.28%), and management occupations (9.73%).

Also of interest is that Fort Worth has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Fort Worth is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Fort Worth is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

One important feature of Fort Worth is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 0.85% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Fort Worth anyway. So, if you like to drive, Fort Worth is the city for you! The landscape around Fort Worth reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.

In terms of college education, Fort Worth is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.35% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fort Worth in 2010 was $27,191, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,764 for a family of four. However, Fort Worth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fort Worth is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fort Worth home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Worth residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fort Worth also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.77% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Worth include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

Fort Worth also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.86%.

The most common language spoken in Fort Worth is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.