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Fort Worth is a city in Tarrant County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Gen. William J. Worth of the Mexican War.

The latitude of Fort Worth is 32.725N. The longitude is -97.32W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 653 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 585,122.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$37,074
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fort Worth demographic reports
Fort Worth is on the Trinity River.
Major Ripley A. Arnold led a U.S. cavalry troop here in 1849 to establish a military post overlooking the river.

Fort Worth served as a major shipping point and supply depot for cattlemen after the Civil War. Military spending became an important contributor to the local economy during World War II.

Public transportation: Fort Worth Transportation Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3,751. The number of murders and homicides was 57. The violent crime rate was 6.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Bill Paxton, actor
· Townes Van Zandt, musician
· Yale Lary, football player
· Larry Hagman, actor
· Betty Buckley, actress
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Jazz by the Boulevard Music & Arts Festival - Sept. 21-23, 2007
  • Mayfest - May 3-6, 2007
  • Gran Fiesta de Fort Worth - July 13-15, 2007
  • Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo - Jan. 12-Feb. 4, 2007
  • Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering & Western Swing Festival - Oct. 26-28, 2007
  • Main Street Arts Festival - April 19-22, 2007
  • Zest Fest - Sept. 7-9, 2007
  • Lone Star International Film Festival - Nov. 7-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fort Worth web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Burnett Park
Fort Worth attractions: Billy Bob's Texas, Botanical Garden, Fort Worth Zoo
Sports teams: Brahmas (CHL), Cats (American Association of Independent Professional Baseball), Flyers (NBA D League)
Historic routes: Chisholm Trail
Historic sites and museums: Cattleman's Museum, Amon Carter Museum, Cattle Raisers Museum, American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum, Tandy Archaeological Museum, National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame
Colleges and universities: Texas Christian University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Tarrant County Junior College, Texas Wesleyan University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 113
Songs:
· "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind"

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Neighborhoods in Fort Worth include Arcadia Park Estates, Arlington Heights, Bentley Village, Berkeley Place, Candleridge, Central Meadowbrook, Chapel Creek, Country Hills Estates, Coventry, Eagle Ranch ... More neighborhood info

Neighborhoods in Fort Worth include Arcadia Park Estates, Arlington Heights, Bentley Village, Berkeley Place, Candleridge, Central Meadowbrook, Chapel Creek, Country Hills Estates, Coventry, Eagle Ranch ... More neighborhood info

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Fort Worth demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tarrant County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fort Worth area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 76133 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Fort Worth residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Worth ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Worth was $18,800, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

22% of Fort Worth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Fort Worth include Elizabeth Boulevard Historic District, Fairmount-Southside Historic District, Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District, Grand Avenue Historic District, Marine Commercial Historic District, Masonic Widows and Orphans Home Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Fort Worth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $470.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $917.


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Libraries in Fort Worth include Bold Butler Housing Community Library, Cool, Diamond Hill/Jarvis Branch Library, East Berry Branch Library, East Regional Branch Library, Fort Worth Public Library, Meadowbrook Branch Library, Northside Branch Library, Ridglea Branch Library, Riverside Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Fort Worth include Dallas-Fort Worth El Hispano News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

TV stations in Fort Worth include KFWD, KTVT, KTXA, KXAS.

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Politics

Tarrant County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Worth political report.

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Restaurants

Fort Worth restaurants taking online reservations include Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine, Chop House - Fort Worth, Duce, Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana, Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Saint-Emilion, Sam and Harry's - Fort Worth, Sapore-Fort Worth, Silver Fox - Fort Worth, Texas de Brazil Churrascaria - Ft. Worth ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Fort Worth workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 184 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fort Worth between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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