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City of Fort Worth Now 13th Largest City in the Country

Posted on: 05/23/2019


For Immediate Release
May 23, 2019

City of Fort Worth Now 13th Largest City in the Country
Census Bureau population estimates show Fort Worth jump from 15th to 13th largest city

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (May 23, 2019) – The U.S. Census Bureau 2019 population estimates show Fort Worth jumping from 15th to 13th largest city in the United States with a population of 895,008. Fort Worth gained 19,552 residents in 2018, climbing ahead of Columbus, Ohio and San Francisco, California.

“Fort Worth’s rapid growth speaks to our incredible quality of life, business friendly climate and affordable cost of living,” said Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas. “Of course, substantial growth presents both great opportunities as well as new challenges to strategically manage our growth without compromising what makes Fort Worth a unique place to live, work, and play.”

Mayor Price and community leaders’ credit recent efforts focused around economic development, education, workforce development, and health and wellness for having a positive impact. The nation is taking notice of what Fort Worth has to offer, as Fort Worth saw the 3rd largest population increase in the U.S.

"The jump to 13th largest city in the U.S. will boost Fort Worth’s recognition worldwide as a formidable city in its own right and help draw more visitors and business investments,” said Bill Thornton, president & CEO of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.  “The Dallas-Fort Worth region, now 4th largest metro, and the Texas brand continue to attract business and top talent to fuel our economy. When people see that Fort Worth is larger than San Francisco, it should pique some curiosity about what’s going on here.”

About Fort Worth

The City of Fort Worth (population: 895,008) is the 13th largest city in the U.S. and is one of our nation’s fastest growing large cities. A major center for industry, technology, distribution and transportation, Fort Worth offers the very best of Texas — an atmosphere of partnership and progress, coupled with a sky-high quality of life and burgeoning business opportunities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including No. 1 Downtown (Livability), top five commercial real estate markets (Urban Land Institute) and second-best city in the nation for job seekers (Forbes).

About the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, with 1900 member businesses, is one of the largest chambers in the North Texas region. Through its core functions of business attraction and retention, talent development, small business and entrepreneur support, and government advocacy, the Chamber’s vision is to drive the Fort Worth region to be the most thriving, inviting community for all.


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