Whether you’ve lived here your whole life or you’re new to the city — Fort Worth has changed a lot in the last 10 years. Allow us to reintroduce Cowtown.
Fort Worth by the numbers:
- Total population: 918,915
- Total housing units: 346,699
- Owner: 57%
- Renter: 43%
- Median household income: $64,567
How do we know this? Thanks to a law dating back to 1790, we participate in the Census count every 10 years to survey the population.
Previous Census data showed that from 2010 to 2020, Fort Worth’s population increased by approximately 177,000. The latest batch of information tells a different story.
Let’s see what the numbers have to say.
The most recent data released shows that in 2021, Tarrant County experienced an increase in population of about 0.75%, which is 15,837 people (or about 1,837 people over selling out Dickie’s Arena).
The data also revealed that Texas has the 32nd highest home value in the US.
Additionally, Texas only added 16.2% more housing units in the last decade.
Median single-family home prices across the Greater Fort Worth area:
- Tarrant County | $352,000 median listing price | 20.6% increase
- Denton County | $439,900 median listing price | 14.3% increase
- Parker County | $425,000 median listing price | 10.4% increase
Where are the renters at? In Texas, nearly 37.7% of the total housing units are rented + the median rent costs are $1,082. Here’s what the majority of renters are paying:
- 1,297,965 pay $1,000-$1,499
- 512,901 pay $1,500-$1,999
- 148,376 pay $2,000-$2,499
- 42,614 pay $2,500-$2,999
- 4348,840 pay $3,000+
So, can you afford to live here? Let’s look at how residents are faring with paying for city life.
Here are the estimated median household income projections comparing 2015 to 2020 for the Greater Fort Worth area. Spoiler alert — there are increases across the board.
- Tarrant County increased from $59,000 to $70,000, or +19.7%.
- Denton County increased from $75,000 to $90,000, or +20.4%.
- Parker County increased from $67,000 to $84,000, or +21.5%.
- Wise County increased from $57,000 to $68,000, or +19.0%.
- Johnson County increased from $58,000 to $65,000, or +12.3%.