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 895,008 people and 150 constituent neighborhoods, Fort Worth is the fifth largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fort Worth is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (11.85%), sales jobs (10.32%), and management occupations (9.39%).

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 a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Fort Worth. This makes Fort Worth a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Fort Worth presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

Fort Worth is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 84.99% of people drive their car alone to work each day. If you like to drive, you'll love it. And you better. Because walking to work is just not a viable option for most people who live in Fort Worth. Highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers are part of the common Fort Worth landscape.

The overall education level of Fort Worth is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.60% 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 $28,330, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,320 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 35.01% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Worth include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Fort Worth's cultural character, accounting for 16.79% of the city’s population.

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