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The city of Fort Worth is located

Fort Worth is primarily located in Tarrant County<1> and is the County Seat for Tarrant County. A portion of Fort Worth extends into Denton County.

The community of Fort Worth was established in 1849.

When the people of Fort Worth refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Forth Worthian<2>

A typical abbreviation for Fort Worth: Ft. Worth

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fort Worth has a population of 908,491 people<3> (see below for details).

Fort Worth is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Fort Worth lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Fort Worth: (817) & (682)<5>

The ZIP codes for Fort Worth: 76101-76116, 76118-76124, 76126-76127, 76129-76137, 76140, 76147-76148, 76150, 76155, 76161-76164, 76177-76179, 76181, 76185, 76191-76193, 76195-76199<6>

Websites for Fort Worth ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Junior League:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fort Worth had an population of 908,491 people. This is an increase of 22.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 69.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fort Worth had a population of 741,206 people (which is 40.97% of the total population of Tarrant County). This makes Fort Worth the county's most populous community.

The population of Fort Worth represents 2.95% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 741,206 people, the population of Fort Worth increased 38.62% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 534,694 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fort Worth.

Communities Also Named Fort Worth ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Fort Worth - they are located in Alabama and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fort Worth.

Communities near Fort Worth ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fort Worth.

  • Arlington
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Grand Prairie
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Mansfield
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • North Richland Hills
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Richland Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Richland Hills
    • North Richland Hills is located in Tarrant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,949 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on North Richland Hills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Richland Hills <7>
  • Euless
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Grapevine
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Burleson
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Bedford
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Keller
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keller have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keller
    • Keller is located in Tarrant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,939 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Keller
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keller <7>
  • Hurst
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurst have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurst
    • Hurst is located in Tarrant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,172 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Hurst
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurst <7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fort Worth. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Worth.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Worth. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fort Worth.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Worth. Our list includes 129 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fort Worth.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Worth ...

Looking for more information about Fort Worth? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fort Worth, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Worth.

Adding Fort Worth to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fort Worth in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Fort Worth was on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Fort Worth in the book titled .<9> From that list, the Fort Worth post office opened in 1856.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Fort Worth.

The official website for Fort Worth:

The official website for Tarrant County:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Tarrant, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Fort Worth refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Fort Worth may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fort Worth.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Worth - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (682) is an overlay for area code (817).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Fort Worth). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fort Worth or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Fort Worth includes: 76101, 76102, 76103, 76104, 76105, 76106, 76107, 76108, 76109, 76110, 76111, 76112, 76113, 76114, 76115, 76118, 76119, 76120, 76121, 76122, 76123, 76126, 76129, 76130, 76131, 76132, 76133, 76134, 76135, 76136, 76140, 76147, 76150, 76155, 76161, 76162, 76163, 76177, 76178, 76181, 76185, 76191, 76192, 76195, 76196, 76197, 76198 & 76199.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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