Fort Worth city, Texas

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Fort Worth city, Texas

Fort Worth city, Texas
Nickname(s):Cowtown, Panther City
Motto(s):"Where the West begins"
Population
- Total:741.206 (2010)
- Density:2.173,6/sq mi (841,3/sq km)
Area code(s):682, 817
Time zone:CST (UTC-6)
Summer Time zone:CDT (UTC-5)
Website:www.fortworthtexas.gov
Area
- Total:349 sq mi (902 sq km)
- Land:341 sq mi (881 sq km)
- Water:9 sq mi (21 sq km)
- % water:2,33 %
Latitude:+32.7795423
Longitude:-097.3463354

Quick information summary of the Fort Worth city area.

Fort Worth city is located in the state of Texas. It occupies the area of 349 square miles. 9 square miles are water areas and 341 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Fort Worth city lies at +32.7795423, -097.3463354 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 741.206 living in the Fort Worth city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (61.1%), Black or African American (18.91%) and Some Other Race (12.43%). Median age is 31 for the males and 32 for the females.

Fort Worth is a city in Texas, located in the north-central part of the state. With a population of 741,206, it is the fifth most-populous city in Texas and the sixteenth-most populous city in the USA. It is the seat of Tarrant County, although some of its portions also belong to Denton and Wise counties. Together with Dallas, Fort Worth makes up the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the largest in the South and the fourth-largest in the USA.

Fort Worth is known as the “Cowtown” and also as “Panther City.” Its official motto is “Where the West Begins.”

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Statistical data for the Fort Worth city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
741,206
White alone
452,88561.10 %
Black or African American alone
140,13318.91 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
4,7620.64 %
Asian alone
27,6153.73 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
7460.10 %
Some Other Race alone
92,09812.43 %
Two or More races
22,9673.10 %

Profile of the Fort Worth city

Fort Worth History

The history of Fort Worth begins with the establishment of a small outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River in 1849. The settlement initially served to ward off hostile Native American tribes, and when they stopped attacking it, the military left and other civilian settlers remained. The settlement soon established itself as a cattle trading center and earned its nickname “Cowtown.”

After the Civil War, many Confederates moved to Texas, including Fort Worth. The city grew on cattle trade as the Yankees needed meat and Texas and plenty of it. Around that time the town got its other nickname, “Panther City,” after a newspaper from Dallas reported the town was so drowsy there was a panther sleeping in the middle of the road. The arrival of the railroad in 1876 caused significantly increased the cattle trade but with the boom came the problems, especially crime. Fort Worth as at the time one of the favorite places for all sorts of crooks, gunmen, robbers and adventurers. The community became more stable after by the end of the 19th century. New railroads came and new companies opened. Fort Worth got its free public schools and colleges, newspapers, a fire department, hospitals, social clubs, and gambling was outlawed. In the early 20th century the city became a regional meatpacking center.

Oil was discovered 90 miles from Fort Worth in 1907, which propelled another boom. In the 1920s, the city emerged as a center for oil operators and became richer. During the World War II Fort Worth became a military aviation center. The Dallas/Fort Worth Airport was opened in 1974 and at the time it was the largest airport in the world.

Today, Fort Worth is a vibrant, developing and growing city with rich cultural life. In 2004 it was voted one of America’s Most Livable Large Cities.

Geography and Climate

The city is located in north-central Texas, part of the Cross Timber region, which creates a boundary between more heavily forested areas to the east and the Great Plains. Furthermore, it is part of the Great Prairie region within Cross Timber. Fort Worth is located on the Trinity River. A large dam was built on the west fork of the river, seven miles from the city, creating Lake Worth.

The climate in Fort Worth is humid subtropical. Because of its position in Northern Texas, the city is susceptible to supercell storms, which bring hail and tornadoes. The city can roughly be divided into Central, East, North, Northeast, Far North, West and South Fort Worth. Downtown is located in Central Fort Worth and some of the notable neighborhoods in that part of the city include Upper West Side, Sundance Square, Trinity Bluff and Cultural District.

The architecture in Downtown is predominantly in Art-Deco style, along with several buildings in American Beaux Arts style. Many of the buildings, especially around Sundance Square, still have their original facades.

Fort Worth Population

In 2010, Fort Worth has a population of 741,206, of which 43.4% were non-Hispanic Whites, 33.8% were Hispanics or Latinos of any race, 18% were non-Hispanic Blacks or African Americans, 3.5% Asian, 1% Persian, 0.5% Native American, 13.2% some other race and 1.8% two or more races.

The median household income was $37,074 and the per capita income was $18,800.

Economy of Fort Worth

Once traditionally a center of cattle growing and meatpacking, Fort Worth today has a more diversified economy. Manufacturing is a major sector, although it has been experiencing some slowdown, especially in the early 2000s. Mining, oil and gas production are also important sectors, however they have been having some loses as the oil prices dip.

Major companies based in Fort Worth AMR Corporation with subsidiaries American Airlines and American Eagle Airlines, John Peter Smith Hospital, Pier 1 Imports, RadioShack, BNSF Railway, FUNimation Entertainment, Gallus Cycles and Lockheed Martin.

Culture and Attractions

Culturally, Fort Worth is a city with strong Western heritage. Recently it has been promoting itself as the “City of Cowboys and Culture.” The city has several great museums, such as Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and others.

Fort Worth is home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Billy Bob’s, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera and Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

The Fort Worth zoo, with more than 5000 animals, has been ranked top zoo in the United States on several occasions and it is generally considered to be one of the best zoos in the nation.

Education

As for the education, the institutions of higher learning in Fort Worth include Texas Christian University (home of the TCU Horned Frogs), The Art Institute of Fort Worth, Texas Wesleyan University, Tarrant County College, Brite Divinity School, Fisher More University, Southwestern Baptist Theological University, University of North Texas Health Science Center, as well as campuses of University of Texas at Arlington, Remington College, Westwood College and the Culinary School of Fort Worth.

Transportation

The primary airport for the city is, of course, the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the busiest airport in Texas and the fourth-busiest in the world in terms of aircraft movements. In addition to this, the city also has four smaller airports. As for the railroad, Fort Worth is served by the Trinity Railway Express to Dallas, as well as by Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer and Texas Eagle.

Statistical data for the Fort Worth city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
741,206
White alone
452,88561.10 %
Black or African American alone
140,13318.91 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
4,7620.64 %
Asian alone
27,6153.73 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
7460.10 %
Some Other Race alone
92,09812.43 %
Two or More races
22,9673.10 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
741,206
Not Hispanic or Latino
488,73865.94 %
Hispanic or Latino
252,46834.06 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
741,206
Not Hispanic or Latino
488,73865.94 %
White alone
309,31263.29 %
Black or African American alone
136,94128.02 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2,4810.51 %
Asian alone
27,0955.54 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
6150.13 %
Some Other Race alone
9930.20 %
Two or More races
11,3012.31 %
Hispanic or Latino
252,46834.06 %
White alone
143,57356.87 %
Black or African American alone
3,1921.26 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2,2810.90 %
Asian alone
5200.21 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1310.05 %
Some Other Race alone
91,10536.09 %
Two or More races
11,6664.62 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
31
Male
31
Female
32

Household Type

Total
262,652
Family households
176,92367.36 %
Husband-wife family
122,15869.05 %
Other family
54,76530.95 %
Male householder, no wife present
14,60226.66 %
Female householder, no husband present
40,16373.34 %
Nonfamily households
85,72932.64 %
Householder living alone
69,61381.20 %
Householder not living alone
16,11618.80 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Fort Worth city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Fort Worth city center coordinates

Distance limit:

Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Fort Worth city center

Airport

  • City of Fort Worth Heliport [1.23 mi] [1.98 km]

Building

  • Fort Worth Fire Department Station 11 [0.42 mi] [0.68 km]
  • River Oaks Volunteer Fire Department [2.76 mi] [4.45 km]

Cemetery

  • Pioneers Rest Cemetery [1.39 mi] [2.24 km]
  • Oakwood Cemetery [0.69 mi] [1.12 km]
  • Old Trinity Cemetery [0.52 mi] [0.83 km]

Church

  • Westworth Village Baptist Temple Church [3.93 mi] [6.33 km]
  • Pentecostal Church of God in Christ [2.56 mi] [4.13 km]
  • Iglesia Pentecostes Cristo [2.6 mi] [4.18 km]
  • True Light Baptist Church [2.54 mi] [4.09 km]
  • Heritage Assembly of God Church [1.4 mi] [2.25 km]
  • Paradise Baptist Church [2.47 mi] [3.97 km]
  • Harwood Terrace Baptist Church [2.89 mi] [4.65 km]
  • Faith Bible Baptist Church [2.4 mi] [3.86 km]
  • Samuels Avenue Baptist Church [1.31 mi] [2.1 km]
  • Korean Baptist Church of Fort Worth [1.45 mi] [2.33 km]
  • Korean Baptist Church of Fort Worth [1.42 mi] [2.28 km]
  • Trinity Church [2.59 mi] [4.17 km]
  • Christian Temple of Truth [2.33 mi] [3.76 km]
  • Peoples Baptist Church [2.26 mi] [3.63 km]
  • Progressive Baptist Church [1.38 mi] [2.22 km]
  • Prayer of Faith Temple [2.26 mi] [3.64 km]
  • La Trinidad Iglesia Methodista [0.57 mi] [0.92 km]
  • Greenway Church [1.71 mi] [2.74 km]
  • Greenway Baptist Church [1.38 mi] [2.22 km]
  • Saint Elisabeth Episcopal Church [3.69 mi] [5.95 km]
  • Saint Pauls Catholic Church [3.34 mi] [5.38 km]
  • Rockwood Park Assembly of God Church [2.65 mi] [4.26 km]
  • Riverside Baptist Church [2.57 mi] [4.13 km]
  • North Ebenezer Baptist Church [1.2 mi] [1.93 km]
  • Iglesia Bautista Buenas Nuevas [0.42 mi] [0.68 km]
  • Iglesia Cordero de Dios [2.93 mi] [4.72 km]
  • Castleberry Church of Christ [2.94 mi] [4.73 km]
  • Riverside Church of God [2.75 mi] [4.43 km]
  • Primera Baptist Church [0.41 mi] [0.66 km]
  • Riverside Christian Church [2.76 mi] [4.44 km]
  • Northside Lutheran Church [0.37 mi] [0.6 km]
  • Westside Victory Baptist Church [4.03 mi] [6.48 km]
  • Spanish Church of the Nazarene [0.26 mi] [0.41 km]
  • Iglesia Evangelica Roca Fuerte [0.77 mi] [1.24 km]
  • Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Demetrios [0.46 mi] [0.74 km]
  • All Saints Catholic Church [0.32 mi] [0.52 km]
  • Saint Marys Church [0.19 mi] [0.3 km]
  • Iglesia Adventista Northside [1.31 mi] [2.11 km]
  • Spanish Seventh Day Adventist Church [1.31 mi] [2.11 km]
  • Iglesia Cristiana Camino Depaz [2.22 mi] [3.58 km]

Civil

  • Tarrant County [2.82 mi] [4.53 km]
  • City of River Oaks [3.03 mi] [4.88 km]
  • City of Fort Worth [0.41 mi] [0.66 km]

Locale

  • Grand Avenue Historic District [0.98 mi] [1.58 km]
  • Camp Carter [3.67 mi] [5.91 km]
  • Fair Oaks Shopping Center [2.27 mi] [3.65 km]

Park

  • W O Barnes Stadium [2.95 mi] [4.75 km]
  • Arnold Park [1.32 mi] [2.12 km]
  • Greenway Park [2 mi] [3.23 km]
  • LaGrave Field [0.88 mi] [1.42 km]
  • Kelly Park [2.05 mi] [3.3 km]
  • Greenwood Memorial Park [1.62 mi] [2.6 km]
  • Rockwood Park [1.29 mi] [2.07 km]
  • Arneson Park [0.88 mi] [1.41 km]
  • Trader Oak Park [0.95 mi] [1.53 km]
  • Riverside Park [1.85 mi] [2.97 km]
  • Cold Spring Park [1.46 mi] [2.36 km]
  • Sylvania Park [3.1 mi] [4.99 km]
  • North Side Park [0.97 mi] [1.57 km]
  • Marine Park [0.3 mi] [0.48 km]
  • Circle Park [0.56 mi] [0.9 km]
  • M G Ellis Park [0.1 mi] [0.17 km]

Populated Place

  • River Oaks [2.8 mi] [4.51 km]

School

  • Reach High School [2.93 mi] [4.71 km]
  • Marsh Middle School [2.8 mi] [4.51 km]
  • Marsh Junior High School [2.77 mi] [4.46 km]
  • Riverside School [2.7 mi] [4.34 km]
  • Denver Avenue Elementary School [0.63 mi] [1.02 km]
  • River Oaks School [3.3 mi] [5.31 km]
  • Rufino Mendoza Senior Elementary School [0.6 mi] [0.97 km]
  • Denver Avenue School [0.61 mi] [0.98 km]
  • Saint George School [2.89 mi] [4.65 km]
  • Castleberry Elementary School [3.06 mi] [4.92 km]
  • A V Cato Elementary School [2.95 mi] [4.74 km]
  • Castlebury School [3.04 mi] [4.89 km]
  • San Jose School [0.02 mi] [0.03 km]
  • Metro Opportunity School [0.07 mi] [0.11 km]
  • Oakhurst School [2.32 mi] [3.73 km]
  • Oak Knoll School [3.45 mi] [5.55 km]
  • Natha Howell Elementary School [3.4 mi] [5.48 km]
  • M G Ellis School [0.09 mi] [0.14 km]
  • Technical High School [0.63 mi] [1.01 km]
  • North Fort Worth High School [0.63 mi] [1.01 km]
  • Ellis School [0.12 mi] [0.19 km]
  • Oakhurst Elementary School [2.27 mi] [3.66 km]
  • Mount Carmel School [0.33 mi] [0.53 km]
  • Elder Junior High School [0.66 mi] [1.07 km]
  • Elder Middle School [0.69 mi] [1.11 km]
  • Manuel Jara Elementary School [0.79 mi] [1.27 km]
  • Circle Park School [0.68 mi] [1.1 km]
  • Carter Riverside High School [2.77 mi] [4.46 km]
  • Riverside Middle School [2.68 mi] [4.31 km]

Stream

  • Farmers Branch [4.04 mi] [6.51 km]

Tower

  • KNRB-AM (Fort Worth) [3.94 mi] [6.34 km]

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Fort WorthBenbrook76132, 76109, 76126, 76116
Fort WorthBlue Mound76131
Fort WorthChase Bank Of Fort Worth76191
Fort WorthCingular Wireless76177, 76166
Fort WorthColonial Financial76195
Fort WorthEdgecliff Village76134
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Fort WorthEverman76140
Fort WorthFederal Aviation Administrat76193
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Fort WorthJp Morgan Chase76199, 76198
Fort WorthKenneth Copeland Ministries76192
Fort WorthLake Worth76136, 76135
Fort WorthLakeside76135, 76108
Fort WorthN Richland Hills76148, 76118
Fort WorthN Richlnd Hls76148, 76118
Fort WorthNorth Richland Hills76148, 76118
Fort WorthOaks76114
Fort WorthRichland Hills76118
Fort WorthRichland Hls76118
Fort WorthRiver Oaks76114
Fort WorthSaginaw76131, 76179
Fort WorthSansom Park76114
Fort WorthSw Baptist Theological Smry76122
Fort WorthTarrant County Courthouse76196
Fort WorthTexas Christian Univ76129, 76130
Fort WorthWatauga76137, 76148
Fort WorthWestover Hills76107
Fort WorthWestworth Village76114
Fort WorthWestworth Vlg76114
Fort WorthWhite Settlement76108
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