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.

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: 0.85% 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.

In terms of college education, Fort Worth is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.30% 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 $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 .

Fort Worth also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.47%.

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