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Here are some fast and fun facts about the City of Cowboys and Culture. To download the full fact sheet, click here.

Rankings

  • 16th-largest city in the United States
  • 10th-fastest growing city in the United States in 2008
  • 9th-safest city in the United States
  • Part of the #1 tourist destination in Texas and the #1 value-friendly destination in the United States by Hotwire.com
  • DFW is the 4th largest U.S. metro area, largest in Texas.
  • Named one of "America's Most Livable Communities"
  • Named best downtown in America by Livability.com in 2014
  • Ranked #1 U.S. city for finding a job by WalletHubb (2014)
  • Named top Texas city for job growth and #4 in U.S. by NewGeography.com in 2013
  • Named an All-America City by the National Civic League in 2011
  • Named to the 2009 list of America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the "Best Affordable Places to Retire" (2009)
  • Ranked #1 big city for home ownership among the 25 most populous cities in the U.S. by nerdwallet.com (2013)
  • Ranked #6 on the list of "Fastest Growing Cities Since the Recession" by Forbes Magazine (2013)
  • Ranked #7 in top 10 best music scenes outside of Los Angeles and Nashville by Livability.com
  • Winner of a 2009 Facilities & Destinations Magazine Top Destination Award
  • Winner of M&C Magazine’s Gold Service Award for the 18th year
  • Winner of Corporate & Incentive Travel’s 2009 Award of Excellence

Demographics 

  • City of Fort Worth Population: 777,992 (2012 estimate)

Weather 

  • Coldest month: January - Avg. High 54 / Avg. Low 34
  • Hottest month: July - Avg. High 95 / Avg. Low 75

Fun Facts

History
Originally settled in 1849 as an army outpost at the Trinity River, Fort Worth was one of eight forts assigned to protect settlers from Indian attacks on the advancing frontier. Progress helped the growing settlement survive long after other such towns had blown away with the dust of departing pioneers. Learn more about Fort Worth's history.


     
     

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