Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth profile

Living in Fort Worth

Fort Worth is a very large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 909,585 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 (11.38%), sales jobs (10.22%), and management occupations (9.74%).

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.

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: 84.98% 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 education level of Fort Worth citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.68% of adults in Fort Worth have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fort Worth in 2018 was $29,531, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $118,124 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 35.10% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Worth include German, Irish, English, European, and Italian.

In addition, Fort Worth has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.82%).

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