Planning and Development
Frequently Requested Data
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fort Worth was the fastest growing large city with more than 500,000 population between 2000 and 2010. The 2010 Census count for Fort Worth is 741,206. From 2000 to 2010, Fort Worth’s total population increased by 206,512 persons. This represents an average annual increase of approximately 20,650 persons, and a growth rate of 3.9 percent a year.
Since the 2010 Census, the population has increased at a slower rate than it did during the 2000s. According to the North Central Texas Council of Governments, the January 1, 2012 population estimate for Fort Worth is 757,810, an increase of 16,604 persons since the April 1, 2010 Census. This represents an average annual growth rate of 1.3 percent. This growth rate is closer to the growth Fort Worth experienced in the 1990s when total population increased from 447,619 in 1990 to 534,694 in 2000, an annual average growth rate of approximately 2 percent. If growth continues at the same rate it has over the past two decades, the City’s population is expected to exceed one million people by 2030.
1990: 447,619 (Census)
- 2000: 534,694 (Census)
- 2010: 741,206 (Census)
- Jan. 1, 2011: 748,450 (NCTCOG)
- Jan. 1, 2012: 757,810 (NCTCOG)
Physical Size: 350 square miles (Visit the annexation page for more information about growth)
Median Family Income: $56,194 (for comparison, MFI for Texas is $58,929, and MFI for the United States is $62,735) Source: 2009-2011 American Community Survey Three-Year Estimates
Racial and Ethnic Makeup
- White (Non-Hispanic): 42 percent
- Black (Non Hispanic): 18 percent
- Hispanic (All Races): 34 percent
- Other Race (Non Hispanic): 6 percent
Source: 2010 U.S. Census Bureau
News & Information
- 2013 Comprehensive Plan
- Lake Worth Regional Coordination Committee
- Noise Ordinance Presentation (Jan. 23, 2012)
- Saltwater Disposal Well Discussions
- Transforming the Central City
- I-35 Design Overlay
- Lake Worth Vision Plan (Adopted May 10, 2011)
- Building Permit Procedure Change
- The Nuts and Bolts of Residential Building Permits:
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Commercial - Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: Jun 5 2013 10:00AM; Council Chamber, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St..
Downtown Design Review Board Meeting: Jun 5 2013 2:00PM; Pre-Council Chambers, City Hall, 2nd Floor, 1000 Throckmorton St..
Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission Work Session: Jun 10 2013 12:30PM; Pre-Council Chamber, City Hall, 2nd Floor, 1000 Throckmorton St..
Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission Public Hearing: Jun 10 2013 2:00PM; Pre-Council Chamber, City Hall, 2nd Floor, 1000 Throckmorton St..
Zoning Commission Work Session: Jun 12 2013 9:00AM; Pre-Council Chamber, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St. 76102.
Zoning Commission: Jun 12 2013 10:00AM; Council Chamber, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St. 76102.
Residential Board of Adjustment: Jun 19 2013 1:30PM; Council Chamber, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St..
City Hall, Lower Level
1000 Throckmorton St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102