|City of Fort Worth|
|Nickname: Cowtown;funky town,panther city ;|
|Motto: "Where the West Begins"|
Location of Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas
|- Mayor||Michael J. Moncrief|
|- City||298. A nickname is a Name of an entity or thing that is not its Proper name. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group Tarrant County is a County located in the US state of Texas. As of 2007 it had a population of 1717435 Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The political units and divisions of the United States include The 50 states (four of these being officially styled as Commonwealths) which are typically Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. List of Texas county name etymologies|List of Texas county seat name etymologies The state of Texas is divided into 254 counties, more than any other U Tarrant County is a County located in the US state of Texas. As of 2007 it had a population of 1717435 Denton County is a County located in the US state of Texas. In 2000 its population was 432976 in 2007 the U A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government Michael J Moncrief is the current Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status 9 sq mi (774. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 1 km²)|
|- Land||292. To help compare different Orders of magnitude and geographical regions we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km² 5 sq mi (757. 7 km²)|
|- Water||6. 3 sq mi (16. 4 km²)|
|Elevation||653 ft (216 m)|
|- Density||1,827. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 8/sq mi (705. 7/km²)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|- Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Area code(s)||682, 817|
|GNIS feature ID||1380947|
Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas and the eighteenth-largest city in the United States. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving Areas using UTC−6 Single zone countries Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Daylight saving time ( DST The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Bold text The map to the right is now clickable click on an area code to go to the page for that code Bold text The map to the right is now clickable click on an area code to go to the page for that code Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. The The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Situated in North Texas, Fort Worth covers nearly 300 square miles (780 km²) in Tarrant and Denton counties, serving as the county seat for Tarrant County. This is an article about a region of Texas For the university in Denton see University of North Texas. Tarrant County is a County located in the US state of Texas. As of 2007 it had a population of 1717435 Denton County is a County located in the US state of Texas. In 2000 its population was 432976 in 2007 the U As of the 2006 U.S. Census estimate, Fort Worth had a population of 653,320. The United States Census is a decennial Census mandated by the United States Constitution.  The population now exceeds 700,000 according to a recent 2007 poll. The city is the second-largest cultural and economic center of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area (commonly called the Metroplex). The Dallas – Fort Worth – Arlington metropolitan area, a title designated by the U A metroplex is large Metropolitan area containing several cities and their suburbs Fort Worth and the surrounding Metroplex area offer numerous business opportunities and a wide array of attractions.
Established originally in 1849 as a protective Army outpost at the foot of a bluff overlooking the Trinity River, the city of Fort Worth today still embraces its western heritage and traditional architecture and design more than its more contemporary neighbor, Dallas.
In 1843, the Republic of Texas commissioners signed a treaty with the Native American tribes dividing the new frontier. This article is about the history of Fort Worth Texas. In January 1849 U The Republic of Texas was a sovereign Nation in North America between the United States and Mexico that existed from 1836 to Native Americans were given the land to the left of an imaginary line, while the settlers were given the land to the East. This imaginary line became known as the place 'where the West begins'.
By the 1840s scores of Americans from the East coast were moving westward. As Ranchers and Settlers from the Eastern states made their way into the area, Native Americans retreated from the North Texas frontier. Meanwhile, tensions mounted between the Republic of Texas and its southern neighbor, Mexico, since Texas' victory over Mexico at San Jacinto in 1836. The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, in present-day Harris County Texas, was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution.
Texas remained an independent Republic for nine years prior to being annexed as the 28th state on December 29, 1845. Events 1170 - Thomas Becket: Thomas Becket Archbishop of Canterbury is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II Year 1845 ( MDCCCXLV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Less than three months later on March 24, 1846, an American Army commanded by General Zachary Taylor was encamped along the northern banks of the Rio Grande, directly across the river from Mexican soldiers. Events 1401 - Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus. 1603 - James VI of Scotland For the game see 1846 (board game. Year 1846 ( MDCCCXLVI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display Zachary Taylor (November 24 1784 &ndash July 9 1850 was an American military leader and the twelfth President of the United States. Within a month, hostilities commenced and a large body of Mexican cavalrymen attacked a patrol of dragoons (soldiers trained to fight on foot, but who transport themselves on horseback) on April 23, 1846. Events 215 BC - A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at For the game see 1846 (board game. Year 1846 ( MDCCCXLVI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display Declaring, "American blood had been shed on American soil", President Polk addressed Congress, who declared war on Mexico.
Major General William Jenkins Worth (1794-1849) was second in command to General Zachary Taylor at the opening of the Mexican-American War in 1846. William Jenkins Worth ( March 1, 1794 &ndash May 7, 1849) was a United States general during the Mexican-American War. Born in Hudson, NY, Worth was a tall and commanding figure said to be the best horseman and handsomest man in the Army. He was of a manly, generous nature, and possessed talents that would have won him distinction on any field of action. While leading his troops, Worth himself personally planted the first American flag on the Rio Grande.
Under General Taylor, Worth conducted negotiations for Mexico's surrender of Matamoros and was entrusted with the assault on the Bishop's Palace in Monterrey, Mexico. This article is about the Mexican city for other uses see Monterrey (disambiguation. The assault on the Bishop's Palace was a hazardous undertaking. Worth and his troops managed to drag their cannon and ammunition over adverse terrain and up sheer cliff faces while under constant heavy enemy fire. Worth passed from post to post during the entire action on horseback escaping personal injury and losing a minimal number of his soldiers.
Worth played a critical role in the capture of Puebla (Mexico's second largest city in 1846) and was one of the first to enter the city of Mexico, where he personally cut down the Mexican flag that waved over the National Palace. The city of Puebla, officially Heroic Puebla de Zaragoza (nicknamed Angelópolis) is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Puebla. Mexico City (in Spanish: Ciudad de México, México DF, México or simply Méjico) is the Capital city of Mexico At the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848, Worth was placed in command of the Department of Texas in 1849.
In January 1849 Worth proposed a line of ten forts to mark the Western Texas frontier from Eagle Pass to the confluence of the West Fork and Clear Fork of the Trinity River. The Trinity River is a 710-mile long river that flows entirely within the U One month later Worth died from cholera. Worth was a well respected and decorated U. S. Army General at the time of his death and a hero of three wars. Fort Worth, Texas; Lake Worth, Florida; and Worth County, Georgia are named in his honor.
Upon Worth's death, General William S. Harney assumed command of the Department of Texas and ordered Major Ripley A. William Selby Harney ( 22 August 1800 - 9 May 1889) was a Cavalry officer in the U Arnold to find a new fort site near the West Fork and Clear Fork. On June 6, 1849, Arnold established a camp on the bank of the Trinity River and named the post Camp Worth in honor of General Worth. Events 1508 - Maximilian I Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces; he is forced to sign a three-year Year 1849 ( MDCCCXLIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
In August 1849 Arnold moved the camp to the North-facing bluff which overlooked the mouth of the Clear Fork of the Trinity River. The U. S. War Department officially named the post Fort Worth on November 14, 1849. Events 1533 - Conquistadors from Spain under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro arrive in Cajamarca, Inca Year 1849 ( MDCCCXLIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
Although Indian attacks were still a threat in the area, pioneers were already settling near the fort which was flooded the first year and moved to the top of the bluff where the courthouse sits today. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States No trace of the original fort remains.
(Today most of this information has been put aside and Fort Worth is mainly known for its meat industry and fine arts. )
Fort Worth went from a sleepy outpost to a bustling town when it became a stop along the legendary Chisholm Trail, the dusty path where millions of cattle were driven North to market. The Chisholm Trail was a dirt Trail used in the later 19th century to drive cattle overland from ranches in Texas to Kansas Railheads The trail stretched Fort Worth became the center of the cattle drives, and later, the ranching industry. Its location on the Old Chisholm Trail, helped establish Fort Worth as a trading and cattle center and earned it the nickname "Cowtown. "
During the 1860s Fort Worth suffered from the effects of the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South The population dropped as low as 175, and money, food, and supply shortages burdened the residents. Gradually, however, the town began to revive.
By 1872 Jacob Samuels, William Jesse Boaz, and William Henry Davis had opened general stores. The next year Khleber M. Van Zandt established Tidball, Van Zandt, and Company, which became Fort Worth National Bank in 1884.
In 1876 the Texas & Pacific Railway arrived in Fort Worth causing a boom and transformed the Fort Worth Stockyards into a premier cattle industry and in wholesale trade. The Texas and Pacific Railway Company (known as the T&P) was created by federal charter in 1871 with the purpose of building a southern Transcontinental railroad between The Fort Worth Stockyards is a National Historic District located in Fort Worth, Texas north of the Central business district.  The arrival of the railroad ushered in an era of astonishing growth for Fort Worth as migrants from the devastated war-torn South continued to swell the population and small, community factories and mills yielded to larger businesses. Newly dubbed the nickname, "Queen City of the Prairies", Fort Worth supplied a regional market via the growing transportation network.
Fort Worth became the westernmost railhead and a transit point for cattle shipment. With the city's main focus being on cattle and the railroads, local businessman, Louville Niles, formed the Fort Worth Stockyards Company in 1893. Shortly thereafter, the two biggest cattle slaughtering firms at the time, Armour and Swift, both established operations in the new stockyards.
With the boom times came some problems. Fort Worth had a knack for separating cattlemen from their money. Cowboys took full advantage of their last brush with civilization before the long drive on the Chisholm Trail from Fort Worth up North to Kansas. They stocked up on provisions from local merchants, visited the colorful saloons for a bit of gambling and carousing, then galloped Northward with their cattle and whoop it up again on their way back. The town soon became home to Hell's Half Acre, the biggest collection of bars, dance halls and bawdy houses South of Dodge City, giving Fort Worth the nickname of "The Paris of the Plains. "
Crime was rampant and certain sections of town were off-limits for proper citizens. Shootings, knifings, muggings and brawls became a nightly occurrence. Cowboys were joined by a motley assortment of buffalo hunters, gunmen, adventurers, and crooks. As the importance of Fort Worth as a crossroads and cowtown grew, so did Hell's Half Acre.
What was originally limited to the lower end of Rusk Street (renamed Commerce Street in 1917) spread out in all directions. By 1881 the Fort Worth Democrat was complaining Hell's Half Acre covered more like two-and-half acres.
The Acre grew until it sprawled across four of the city's main North-South thoroughfares. These boundaries, which were never formally recognized, represented the maximum area covered by the Acre, around 1900. Occasionally, the Acre was also referred to as "The bloody Third Ward" after it was designated one of the city's three political wards in 1876.
Long before the Acre reached its maximum boundaries, local citizens had become alarmed at the level of crime and violence in their city. In 1876 Timothy Isaiah (Longhair Jim) Courtright was elected City Marshal with a mandate to tame the Acre's wilder activities.
Courtright cracked down on violence and general rowdiness by sometimes putting as many as 30 people in jail on a Saturday night, but allowed the gamblers to operate unmolested. After receiving information that train and stagecoach robbers, such as the Sam Bass gang, were using the Acre as a hideout, local authorities intensified law-enforcement efforts. Yet certain businessmen placed a newspaper advertisement arguing that such legal restrictions in Hell's Half Acre would curtail the legitimate business activities there.
Despite this tolerance from business, however, the cowboys began to stay away, and the businesses began to suffer. City officials muted their stand against vice. Courtright lost support of the Fort Worth Democrat and consequently lost when he ran for reelection in 1879.
Throughout the 1880s and 1890s the Acre continued to attract gunmen, highway robbers, card sharps, con men, and shady ladies, who preyed on out-of-town and local sportsmen.
At one time or another reform-minded mayors like H. S. Broiles and crusading newspaper editors like B. B. Paddock declared war on the district but with no long-term results. The Acre meant income for the city (all of it illegal) and excitement for visitors. This could possibly be why the reputation of the Acre was sometimes exaggerated by raconteurs which longtime Fort Worth residents claimed the place was never as wild as its reputation.
Suicide was responsible for more deaths than murder, and the chief victims were prostitutes, not gunmen. However much its reputation was exaggerated, the real Acre was bad enough. The newspaper claimed "it was a slow night which did not pan out a cutting or shooting scrape among its male denizens or a morphine experiment by some of its frisky females. "
The loudest outcries during the periodic clean-up campaigns were against the dance halls, where men and women met, as opposed to the saloons or the gambling parlors, which were virtually all male.
A major reform campaign in the late 1880s was brought on by Mayor Broiles and County Attorney R. L. Carlock after two events. In the first of these, on February 8, 1887, Luke Short and Jim Courtright had a shootout on Main Street that left Courtright dead and Short the "King of Fort Worth Gamblers. Events 421 - Constantius III becomes co- Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Year 1887 ( MDCCCLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common "
Although the fight did not occur in the Acre, it focused public attention on the city's underworld. A few weeks later a poor prostitute known only by the name of Sally was found murdered and nailed to an outhouse door in the Acre.
These two events, combined with the first prohibition campaign in Texas, helped to shut down the Acre's worst excesses in 1889. More than any other factor, urban growth began to improve the image of the Acre, as new businesses and homes moved into the South end of town.
Another change was the influx of black residents. Excluded from the business end of town and the nicer residential areas, Fort Worth's black citizens, who numbered some 7,000 out of a total population of 50,000 around 1900, settled into the south end of town. Though some joined in the profitable vice trade (to run, for instance, the Black Elephant Saloon), many others found legitimate work and bought homes.
A third change was in the popularity and profitability of the Acre, which was no longer attracting cowboys and out-of-town visitors. Its visible population was more likely to be derelicts, hoboes, and bums.
By 1900 most of the dance halls and gamblers were gone. Cheap variety shows and prostitution became the chief forms of entertainment. The Progressive era was similarly making its reformist mark felt in districts like the Acre all over the country.
In 1911 Rev. J. Frank Norris launched an offensive against racetrack gambling in the Baptist Standard and used the pulpit of the First Baptist Church to attack vice and prostitution. Norris used the Acre both to scourge the leadership of Fort Worth and to advance his own personal career. When he began to link certain Fort Worth businessmen with property in the Acre and announce their names from his pulpit, the battle heated up.
On February 4, 1912, Norris's church was burned to the ground; that evening his enemies tossed a bundle of burning oiled rags onto his porch, but the fire was extinguished and caused minimal damage. Events 211 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons Year 1912 ( MCMXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting A month later the arsonists succeeded in burning down the parsonage.
In a sensational trial lasting a month, Norris was charged with perjury and arson in connection with the two fires. He was acquitted, but his continued attacks on the Acre accomplished little until 1917. A new city administration and the federal government, which was eyeing Fort Worth as a potential site for a major military training camp, joined forces with the Baptist preacher to bring down the curtain on the Acre finally.
The police department compiled statistics showing that 50 percent of the violent crime in Fort Worth occurred in the Acre, a shocking confirmation of long-held suspicions. After Camp Bowie was located on the outskirts of Fort Worth in the summer of 1917, martial law was brought to bear against prostitutes and barkeepers of the Acre. Fines and stiff jail sentences curtailed their activities. By the time Norris held a mock funeral parade to "bury John Barleycorn" in 1919, the Acre had become a part of Fort Worth history. The name, nevertheless, continued to be used for three decades thereafter to refer to the depressed lower end of Fort Worth. 
On March 28th 2000 at 6:15 PM, a F3 tornado smashed through downtown, tearing many buildings into shreds and scrap metal. The Fujita scale ( F-Scale) or Fujita-Pearson scale, is a scale for rating Tornado intensity based on the damage tornadoes inflict on human-built structures The Fort Worth Tornado Tornado occurred on March 28, 2000, moving eastward through the downtown area of Fort Worth, Texas ( USA One of the hardest hit structures was Bank One Tower. The 'Plywood Skyscraper' and later 'Tin Can Tower' awaited demolition for several years, deemed as unsafe and too cost-prohibitive to revive. It has since been converted to upscale condominiums and officially renamed 'The Tower'. It caused severe damage to one prominent 70s-era high-rise extensive enough to elicit rejected proposals for demolition. 
When oil began to gush in West Texas, Fort Worth was at the center of the wheeling and dealing. In July 2007, advances in horizontal drilling technology made vast natural gas reserves in the Barnett Shale available directly under the city, helping many residents receive royalty checks for their mineral rights. July 2007 is the seventh month of that year It began on a Sunday and 31 days later ended on a Tuesday. The Barnett Shale is a geological formation of economic significance  Today the City of Fort Worth and many residents are dealing with the benefits and issues associated with the natural gas reserves under ground.  
Fort Worth is located in northern Texas and the Southwest, and the South portion of the United States. The Southwestern area of the United States could be defined as the states west of the Mississippi River, with the qualification of a certain northern limit such as the 37 The Southern United States &mdashcommonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South &mdashconstitutes a large distinctive The DFW Metroplex is the hub of the North Texas region. This is an article about a region of Texas For the university in Denton see University of North Texas. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 298. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 9 square miles (774. 1 km²). 292. 5 square miles (757. 7 km²) of it is land and 6. 3 square miles (16. 4 km²) of it (2. 12%) is water.
A large storage dam was built in 1913 on the West Fork of the Trinity River, 7 miles (10 km) from the city, with a storage capacity of 30 billion US gallons (110,000,000 m³) of water. The Trinity River is a 710-mile long river that flows entirely within the U A mile is a unit of Length, usually used to measure Distance, in a number of different systems including Imperial units United States The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand CM3 redirects here If you were looking for the 3rd game in the Cooking Mama series abbreviated as CM3 see here. The lake formed by this dam is known as Lake Worth. Lake Worth is located on the West Fork of the Trinity River. It is entirely inside the Fort Worth Texas city limits The cost of the dam was nearly US$1,500,000 - a handsome sum at the time. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been
Fort Worth has a humid subtropical climate according to the Köppen climate classification system. Humid subtropical climate ( Köppen Cfa or Cwa) is a climate zone characterized by hot humid summers and chilly to mild winters The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems It was developed by Wladimir Köppen, a German climatologist The hottest month of the year is July, when the average high temperature is 97 °F (36 °C), and overnight low temperatures average 72 °F (23 °C), giving an average temperature of 84 °F (29 °C). The coldest month of the year is January, when the average high temperature is 55 °F (13 °C), and low temperatures average 31 °F (-1 °C). The average temperature in January is 43 °F (6 °C). The highest temperature ever recorded in Fort Worth is 111 °F (44 °C), on July 26, 1954. Events 657 - Battle of Siffin. 811 - Battle of Pliska; Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) The coldest temperature ever recorded in Fort Worth is -6 °F (-21 °C), on December 24, 1989 Because of its position in North Texas, Fort Worth is very suspectible to supercells, which produces tornadoes. Events 563 - The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by Earthquakes Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) A tornado is a violent rotating column of air which is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a Cumulonimbus cloud or in rare cases the base of a Cumulus (See recent history above. )
The average annual precipitation for Fort Worth is 34. 01 inches (863. 8 mm). The wettest month of the year is May, when 4. 58 inches (116. 3 mm) of precipitation falls. . The driest month of the year is January, when only 1. 70 inches (43. 2 mm) of precipitation falls The average annual snowfall in Fort Worth is very light, only 2. 6 inches (66. 0 mm)
As of the census of 2000, there were 534,694 people, 195,078 households, and 127,581 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The July 2004 census estimates have placed Fort Worth in the top 20 most populous cities (# 19) in the U. S. with the population at 604,538.  Fort Worth is also in the top 5 cities with the largest numerical increase from July 1, 2003 to July 1, 2004 with 17,872 more people or a 3. "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " 1% increase.  The population density was 1,827. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 8 people per square mile (705. 7/km²). There were 211,035 housing units at an average density of 721. 4/sq mi (278. 5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 59. 69% White, 20. 26% Black or African American, 0. 59% Native American, 2. 64% Asian, 0. 06% Pacific Islander, 14. 05% from other races, and 2. 72% from two or more races. 29. 81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Hispanic and Latino Americans are Americans of Hispanic or Latino descent, which comprises ancestry or origins in Hispanic America
There were 195,078 households out of which 34. 7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45. 8% were married couples living together, 14. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34. 6% are classified as non-families by the United States Census Bureau. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census Of 195,078 households, 9,599 are unmarried partner households: 8,202 heterosexual, 676 same-sex male, and 721 same-sex female households.
28. 6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7. 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 67 and the average family size was 3. 33.
In the city the population was spread out with 28. 3% under the age of 18, 11. 3% from 18 to 24, 32. 7% from 25 to 44, 18. 2% from 45 to 64, and 9. 6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 97. 3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94. 5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $37,074, and the median income for a family was $42,939. Males had a median income of $31,663 versus $25,917 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,800. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 12. 7% of families and 15. 9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 4% of those under age 18 and 11. 7% of those age 65 or over.
Fort Worth stands as the ninth-safest U. S. city among those with a population over 500,000 in 2006. 
Downtown is mainly known for its art deco style buildings. The following are people of note who live or have lived in Fort Worth Texas. East Meadowbrook Poly Stop Six East Wood Woodhaven Echo Heights Art Deco was a popular international design movement from 1925 until 1939 affecting the decorative arts such as Architecture, Interior design, and Industrial The Tarrant County Courthouse was created in the American Beaux Arts Design, which was modled after the Texas Capitol Building, and most buildings around Sundance Square have preserved their early 20th century facades. The Tarrant County Courthouse was designed by firm of Gunn & Curtis and built by the Probst Construction Company of Chicago 1893-1895 Sundance Square is the name of an area in Downtown Fort Worth Texas.
The stockyards offer a taste of the old west and the Chisholm Trail at the site of the historic cattle drives and rail access. The Fort Worth Stockyards is a National Historic District located in Fort Worth, Texas north of the Central business district. The Chisholm Trail was a dirt Trail used in the later 19th century to drive cattle overland from ranches in Texas to Kansas Railheads The trail stretched The District is filled with restaurants, clubs, gift shops and attractions such as daily longhorn cattle drives through the streets, historic reenactments, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and Billy Bob's, the world's largest country and western music venue. The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, a Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, "pays tribute to the cowboys and cowgirls of the Lone Star State Billy Bob's Texas is a popular Country & western nightclub in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Texas, United States.
The Tarrant Regional Water District, City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Streams & Valleys Inc, and U. S. Army Corps of Engineers are cooperating in an effort to develop an area north of "downtown" as "uptown" along the Trinity River. The Trinity River is a 710-mile long river that flows entirely within the U This plan promotes a large mixed use development adjacent to the central city area of Fort Worth, with a goal to prevent urban sprawl by promoting the growth of a healthy, vibrant urban core. The Trinity River Vision lays the groundwork to enable Fort Worth's central business district to double in size over the next 40 years. 
Conservative-Moderate. Ranked 19th, Fort Worth is the largest city by population in the United States that voted for George W. Bush in the 2004 Presidential Election.
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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, and Van Cliburn pianist competition (Bass Hall), Fort Worth Opera (Scott Theater), Live Ecletic Music (The Aardvark)
While much of Fort Worth's sports attention is focused on the Metroplex's professional sports teams, the city does have its own athletic identity. TCU competes in NCAA Division I Athletics, including the football team that is consistently ranked in the Top 25, the baseball team that has competeted in the last three NCAA Tournaments, and the women's basketball team that has competed in the last seven NCAA Tournaments. Texas Christian University features 18 varsity sports teams The school's mascot is the Horned Frog and its women's athletics teams are referred to often as Texas Wesleyan University competes in the NAIA, and were the 2006 NAIA Div. I Men's Basketball champions and three-time National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA) team champions (2004-2006). Fort Worth is also home to the NCAA football Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl as well as four minor-league professional sports teams. The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl is an annual postseason College football Bowl game that was inaugurated in 2003 as the Fort Worth One of which, the Fort Worth Cats, were reborn in 2001. The original Cats, who had discontinued in 1960 were a very popular minor league team in Fort Worth dating back to the 19th century (when they were called the Panthers).
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Fort Worth shares its media market with the city of Dallas. The Fort Worth Cats are a professional baseball team based in Fort Worth Texas, in the United States. Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each This article refers to the modern American Association that started in 2006 General information LaGrave Field is a Stadium in Fort Worth Texas.
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WXCD 87. 5 FM KDOL (News/Talk Website)
KNTU 88. 1 FM University of North Texas (Jazz, Radio)
KJCR 88. 3 FM Southwestern Adventist University (Religious, Radio)
KEOM 88. 5 FM Mesquite Independent School District (Oldies, Radio)
KMQX 88. 5 FM Power FM - The Christian Rock Station (Christian Contemporary, Radio)
KTCU 88. 7 FM Texas Christian University (Variety, Radio)
KETR 88. 9 FM Texas A&M University-Commerce (Variety, Radio)
KSQX 89. 1 FM Lite Rock Favorites (Adult Contemporary, Radio)
KNON 89. 3 FM The Voice of the People (Variety, Radio)
KYQX 89. 5 FM Lite Rock Favorites (Nostalgia, Radio)
KVRK 89. 7 FM Power FM - The Christian Rock Station (Christian Contemporary, Radio)
KERA 90. 1 FM Public TV and Radio for North Texas (Public Radio, Radio)
KCBI 90. 9 FM Criswell College (Christian Contemporary, Radio)
KDKR 91. 3 FM Solid Bible Teaching, Passionate Praise & Worship (Religious, Radio)
KVTT 91. 7 FM (Religious, Radio)
KPFC 91. 9 FM Non-commercial Educational Radio Station (Top-40, Radio)
KXEZ 92. 1 FM Your Home for Hits from the 50s 60s and 70s (Oldies, Radio)
KZPS 92. 5 FM Lone Star (Classic Rock & Country/ Americana, Radio)
KMKT 93. 1 FM Katy Country - Playing the Best of the New & Gold (Country, Radio)
KDBN 93. 3 FM 93. 3 The Bone Rocks Harder (Classic Rock, Radio)
KIKT 93. 5 FM (Country, Radio)
KNOR 93. 7 FM (Hip Hop, Radio)
KLNO 94. 1 FM Radio Estereo Latino (Spanish, Radio)
KSOC 94. 5 FM 94. 5 K-Soul (Urban Contemporary, Radio)
KLTY 94. 9 FM Safe for the whole Family (Christian Contemporary, Radio)
KHYI 95. 3 FM The Range (Americana/Roots, Radio)
KFWR 95. KJKB, known as " Boss 955," is an FM broadcasting station serving the communities of Jacksboro TX, Bridgeport TX, Graham TX 9 FM The Ranch - Texas Country (Country, Radio)
KSCS 96. 3 FM The Country Leader (Country, Radio)
JTMJ 96. 7 FM country (Country, Dance, Hip Hop, Top-40)
KTYS 96. 7 FM 967 The Twister (Country, Radio)
KEGL 97. 1 FM Pure Rock 97. 1 The Eagle (Classic Hits, Rock, Radio) (Started playing again on Dec. 18th, 2007)
KBFB 97. 9 FM 97. 9 The Beat - The HipHop Station (Hip Hop, Radio)
KFYZ 98. 3 FM (Country, Radio)
KLUV 98. 7 FM K-Luv - Oldies Radio (Oldies, Radio)
KFZO 99. 1 FM (Spanish, Radio)
KPLX 99. 5 FM 99. 5 The Wolf - Texas Country - Wolf Radio (Country, Radio)
KNOB 99. 9 FM Mineral Wells Community Radio (Variety, Radio)
KJKK 100. 3 FM Jack FM ( Mixed rock and pop, retro and current)
Fort Worth has one newspaper published daily, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. KXAS-TV, Channel 5 is the NBC station for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. KTVT, channel 11 is a CBS owned-and-operated television station licensed to Fort Worth Texas, and serving the Dallas -Fort Worth Designated KTXA, channel 21 is an independent Television station based in Fort Worth Texas, and serving the Dallas /Fort Worth Designated market area WFAA-TV, channel 8 is the ABC television affiliate serving the Dallas / Fort Worth Texas DMA ( 5th largest nationwide) The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is a major US daily Newspaper serving Fort Worth and the western half of the North Texas area The Star-Telegram is the forty-fifth most widely circulated newspaper in the United States, with a daily circulation of 210,990 and a Sunday circulation of 304,200.
The Fort Worth Business Press is a weekly publication which covers all aspects of business in the city as well as transportation, government, medicine, law, oil and gas, culture and more. It can be found online at http://www.fwbusinesspress.com and several other locations. Those locations can be found by clicking on the 'newsstand location' tab here: https://secure.bizpress.net/subscription.php.
The North Texas Journal is a free weekly newspaper distributed around the North Texas and Southern Oklahoma areas. While known in the past as an African-American publication, it has recently taken on a more mainstream audience. In the beginning of 2006, the publisher, Reginald Blow launched its website, The North Texas Journal Online. 
The Fort Worth Weekly is an alternative weekly newspaper that serves the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The Fort Worth Weekly is an Alternative weekly Newspaper that serves the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The newspaper has an approximate circulation of 50,000. The Fort Worth Weekly publishes every Wednesday and features, among many things, news reporting, cultural event guides, movie reviews, and editorials.
Companies Headquartered in Fort Worth, USA:
Alcon (US Headquarters)
Bell/Agusta Aerospace Company
Bell Helicopter Textron
Ben E. Keith
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.
Carter & Burgess
Circle C Construction
Coria Laboratories, Ltd. Acme Brick Company is an American Manufacturer and Distributor of Brick and Masonry -related construction products and materials Airforce Airguns (aka Gunpower Airguns in the United Kingdom) is an American manufacture of pre-charged pneumatic air rifles. Alcon, ( incorporated in Hünenberg, Switzerland, is a global Medical company specializing in eye care products American IronHorse is an American Motorcycle manufacturer that was founded in 1995 by Tim Edmundson and Bill Rucker AmeriCredit Corp ( is a Fort Worth -based company that provides car loans through automobile dealerships to medium- and moderate-risk customers in the United States AMR Corporation ( is a commercial aviation business and Airline Holding company based in Fort Worth Texas. Bell/Agusta Aerospace Company ( BAAC) is a Joint venture formed in 1998 by Bell Helicopter Textron company and Agusta (now AgustaWestland Bell Helicopter Textron is an American Helicopter and Tiltrotor manufacturer headquartered in Fort Worth Texas. Ben E Keith is the 9th largest broad line Foodservice distributor in the United States The Bombay Company was a Furniture and home accessories retailer based in Fort Worth Texas, United States. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation is the parent company of the BNSF Railway (formerly the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway) Consolidated Robotics (formerly known as Consolidated Weaponized Robotics) is a manufacturer and distributor of military-grade Robots and one of the chief robotics
Crescent Real Estate Equities Company
D. R. Horton
First Command Financial Planning, Inc.
Freese and Nichols
Galderma Laboratories (US Headquarters)
JKS International Salons
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Rahr and Sons Brewing Company
Pier One Imports
SPM Flow Control
TPG Capital, L.P.
Will's Pro Custom Manufacturing, Inc. For the Los Angeles punk rock band see The Dickies. Williamson-Dickie, more commonly referred to as Dickies, is an American Dunlaps, based in Fort Worth Texas, was a family owned chain of department stores in the central and southern United States catering to most classes depending on the location DR Horton is the largest Homebuilder in the United States. Founded in 1978 by Donald R First Command Financial Planning Inc, formerly known as USPA & IRA, is a Financial services company that for decades catered primarily to U Funimation Entertainment (previously known as Funimation Productions, and usually stylized as FUNimation) is an American Entertainment company Galderma is an international pharmaceutical company specializing in the research development and marketing of therapeutic corrective and aesthetic solutions for Dermatology patients Gearhart Industries The GO Company (formerly GO Oil Well Services, Gearhart-Owen Industries) was an independent oil well service company originally founded by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company is a major unit of Lockheed Martin with headquarters at Fort Worth, Texas. RadioShack Corporation (formerly Tandy Corporation) (  is a chain of electronics retail stores in the United States, as well as parts of North America Rahr and Sons Brewing Company is a microbrewery in Fort Worth, Texas, owned by Fritz and Erin Rahr Revomatica is a American defense and government Information Technology company headquartered in Fort Worth Texas, that specializes in Information Pier 1 Imports Inc ( is a Fort Worth, Texas -based retailer specializing in imported home furnishings and decor particularly Furniture, table-top TPG Capital (formerly Texas Pacific Group commonly referred to as "TPG" is a Private equity investment firm founded by David Bonderman, James TTI Inc is a distributor of passive, interconnect and Electromechanical components.
Fort Worth Air Route Traffic Control Center, located in the easternmost section of the city, controls air space in the area. Fort Worth Alliance Airport is a city-owned public-use Airport located 14 miles (23 km north of the Central business district of Fort Worth, city Fort Worth Meacham International Airport (commonly referred to as Meacham Field) is an Airport in Fort Worth Texas. The Trinity Railway Express (or TRE) is a Regional rail commuter line in the Dallas / Fort Worth mass transit system The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Doing business as Amtrak, is a Government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971 The Heartland Flyer is a daily passenger train that follows a 206- Mile (332-km route between Fort Worth Texas and Oklahoma City Oklahoma. The Texas Eagle is a 1306-mile (2102 km Passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the central and western United States. The Fort Worth Transportation Authority is the operator of the Bus system of the city of Fort Worth Texas, popularly known as The T. The Fort Worth Transportation Authority is the operator of the Bus system of the city of Fort Worth Texas, popularly known as The T. The following is a list of the Freeways and tollways in the Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas area Interstate 20; Interstate The Fort Worth Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZFW is located at 13800 FAA Road Fort Worth, Texas, United States 76155
Most of Fort Worth is served by Fort Worth Independent School District. Fort Worth Independent School District is a School district based in Fort Worth, Texas, United States.
Other school districts that serve portions of Fort Worth include:
The portion of Fort Worth within the Arlington Independent School District contains a wastewater plant. Azle Independent School District is a public School district based in Azle, Texas ( USA) The Birdville Independent School District is a K-12 public School district based in Haltom City, Texas ( USA) Burleson Independent School District is a public School district based in Burleson, Texas ( USA) Castleberry Independent School District is a public School district located in River Oaks, Texas ( USA) Crowley Independent School District is a public School district based in Crowley, Texas ( USA) The Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District is located in the northwest corner of Tarrant County, Texas ( USA) and includes 73 square miles of Everman Independent School District is a public School district based in Everman, Texas ( USA) Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District ( HEB ISD) is a K-12 public School district based in Bedford, Texas ( USA The Keller Independent School District is a K-12 public School district based in Keller, Texas ( USA) Kennedale Independent School District is a public School district based in Kennedale, Texas ( USA) Lake Worth Independent School District is a public School district based in Lake Worth, Texas ( USA) Northwest Independent School District is a public School district based in far north Fort Worth, Texas ( USA) White Settlement Independent School District is a public School district based in White Settlement, Texas ( USA) Arlington Independent School District or AISD is a school district based in Arlington, Texas ( USA) No residential areas are in the portion.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth oversees several Catholic elementary and middle schools. Covenant Christian Academy of Colleyville, Texas was founded in 1979 as a school part of Colleyville Presbyterian Church Fort Worth Country Day School is an independent school in Fort Worth Texas, a member of the Southwest Preparatory Conference Nolan Catholic High School is a private coeducational college preparatory school in the Marianist tradition and is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth History George Bragg was the true inspiration founder and first headmaster of the educational institution that has come to be known as Trinity Valley School The Hill School of Fort Worth (often locally referred to simply as Hill School is a small Private school located in Fort Worth Texas. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, USA was established August 9, 1969, after being part of the Diocese of Dallas for almost 80 years 
Fort Worth is a part of the Sister Cities International program and maintains cultural and economic exchange programs with its 7 sister cities. The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex encompasses the metropolitan divisions of Dallas &ndash Plano &ndash Irving and  Fort Worth &ndash Texas Christian University is a private, Coeducational University located in Fort Worth, Texas. Brite Divinity School is affiliated with and located at Texas Christian University. The College of Saint Thomas More is a private Catholic liberal arts college based in Fort Worth Texas. Tarrant County College (TCC or Tarrant County College District (TCCD is a public two year Community college serving the Fort Worth area in Texas Wesleyan University is a private College located in the southeast part of Fort Worth, Texas. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, headquartered in Fort Worth Texas, is a private non-profit institution of Higher education, associated with the Southern The University of North Texas Health Science Center, is a graduate academic health science center dedicated to education research patient care and service The University of Texas at Arlington, often referred to as UT Arlington or UTA, is a nationally recognized comprehensive doctoral/research university in Texas Wesleyan University is a private College located in the southeast part of Fort Worth, Texas.