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.

One thing noticeable about Fort Worth, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Fort Worth is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Fort Worth a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Fort Worth is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.

Of the large cities in America, Fort Worth is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 84.56% of people in Fort Worth drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Fort Worth, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.

The percentage of people in Fort Worth who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.35% of adults in Fort Worth 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 middle income relative to the rest of the US. 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Fort Worth's cultural character, accounting for 16.86% of the city’s population.

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