FAST FACTS

ACCOLADES

  • 6 U.S. Cities to Watch in 2017 – Fort Worth #5 (Condé Nast Traveler)

  • The Most Underrated Cities in the United States (TravelPulse.com)

  • 8 underrated US destinations you should visit right now (Oyster.com)

  • Best of Travel - Fort Worth #4 (Money Online)

  • 20 Unexpected Weekend Getaways to Plan This Summer (Country Living)

  • #4 Zoo in America (USA Today)

  • Trinity River among top 7 places to go tubing in the State of Texas (Wide Open Country)

  • One of the best cities to buy a home (#5, Forbes)

  • Top 10 city for Young Professionals (#6, Forbes)

FUN FACTS​

  • Stockyards National Historic District features Fort Worth's western heritage, including daily cattle drives, year-round rodeo and the world's largest honky-tonk.

  • Cultural District contains five world-class museums, designed by renowned architects, in a walkable, landscaped area.

  • Vibrant, walkable downtown features Sundance Square Plaza, nightlife, Bass Performance Hall, corporate headquarters, green spaces and public art.

  • Fort Worth bike share program offers more than 40 stations connecting the city's leading attractions.

  • One of America's Dozen Most Distinctive Destinations (National Trust for Historic Preservation).

  • Home to contemporary western cuisine, innovative breweries and distilleries and the annual Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival.

  • Home to many outdoor festivals and celebrations including Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival, Parade of Lights, Mayfest, Rockin’ the River and concerts on the banks of the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion.

  • In 1909, the Fort Worth Zoo opened as the first zoo in Texas.

  • 20 minutes from DFW International Airport and AT&T Stadium.

  • Home to TCU, a national university and member of Big 12 Conference

  • 60 percent of America's paper money is printed at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth (tours are available). It is the only facility outside of Washington D.C..

  • Fort Worth's Texas Motor Speedway is one of the largest racing facilities in the nation, with seating for nearly 155,000 spectators. It's home to the largest High-definition screen in the world (Big Hoss TV).

  • Fort Worth ranks high in the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index (MEI), which demonstrates the ways that many cities support the LGBT people who live and work there. With a score of 100, Fort Worth ranks among the highest in the state of Texas and greater than Houston (71), Nashville (60) and Charlotte (73).

  • Fort Worth was one of the first major cities in Texas to establish a human rights commission, in 1967.  In 2009 non-discrimination protection was extended to include sexual orientation, transgender, gender expression and gender identity.

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

  • Estimated number of out-of-town visitors to Fort Worth: 8.8 million annually

  • Economic impact of visitors to Fort Worth: $2.3 billion annually

  • Tourism employs over 22,500 hospitality and tourism industry workers

  • Total Hotel rooms: 13,477

  • Total rooms downtown: 2,622

  • Hotel tax: 15%; breaks down to 6% state, 9% city

  • Sales tax: 8.25%

  • Top international visitor markets to Fort Worth include: Mexico, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany and China.

WEATHER

Climate Month Avg. High Avg. Low
Coldest month January 54 34
Hottest month July 95 75

POPULATION

City of Fort Worth: 854,113 (2016 estimate)

Youngest City in Texas (average age of 31.5)