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Population

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 Jan. 1, 2013, population estimate for Fort Worth is 767,560, an increase of 26,354 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, 2012: 757,810 (NCTCOG)
  • Jan. 1, 2013: 767,560 (NCTCOG)

Historical population data, 1960-2013

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

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