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Welcome to Fort Worth ...

The city of Fort Worth is primarily located in Tarrant County and is the County Seat for Tarrant County. A portion of Fort Worth extends into Denton County.

The location of Fort Worth has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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 2017, Fort Worth has a population of 874,168 people<3> (see below for details).

Fort Worth was established in 1849.

The community of 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

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>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fort Worth had a population of 741,206 people (or 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Fort Worth had an population of 874,168 people. This is an increase of 17.94% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 63.49% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Fort Worth ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Fort Worth and not the distance if you are driving.<7>.

Community   2017
Arlington   [Map]   396,394   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bedford   [Map]   49,486   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Burleson   [Map]   46,145   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Euless   [Map]   55,174   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Grand Prairie   [Map]   193,837   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Grapevine   [Map]   53,982   NE   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Fort Worth.

Communities Also Named Fort Worth ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fort Worth. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Worth. Our list includes 129 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Fort Worth:

Websites for Fort Worth ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:
Junior League:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Texas

About Tarrant County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fort Worth:

The official website for Tarrant County:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fort Worth.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Worth - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Area code (682) is an overlay for area code (817).

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<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.

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<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Worth) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort Worth. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort Worth

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Worth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7812, Longitude: -97.3395     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fort Worth have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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