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 854,113 people and 150 constituent neighborhoods, Fort Worth is the fifth largest community in Texas.

Fort Worth is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.63%), sales jobs (10.43%), and management occupations (9.17%).

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 of the benefits of being a big city like Fort Worth is having a public transportation system, but in Fort Worth the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Fort Worth benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.

The overall education level of Fort Worth is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.59% 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 $26,040, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,160 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 34.09% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Worth include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Fort Worth's cultural character, accounting for 17.22% of the city’s population.

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