Fort Worth, TX
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Fort Worth is a very large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 833,312 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 (13.65%), sales jobs (10.28%), and management occupations (8.93%).

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 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.

The percentage of people in Fort Worth who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.30% of adults in Fort Worth have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fort Worth in 2010 was $25,225, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,900 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 34.34% 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 17.47% of the city’s population.

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