Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Texas[8] and the 13th-largest city in the United States. It is the county seat of Tarrant County, covering nearly 350 square miles (910 km2) into four other counties: Denton, Parker, Wise, and Johnson. According to the 2020 U.S. census, Fort Worth's population was 918,915.[6] Fort Worth is the second-largest city in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, which is the fourth-most populous metropolitan area in the United States.[9]

Fort Worth, Texas
City of Fort Worth
Top to bottom, left to right: Downtown skyline, Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, Fort Worth Water Gardens, and Paddock Viaduct,
Nicknames: 
Cowtown,[1] Panther City, Funkytown, Queen City of the Prairie[2]
Motto(s): 
"Where the West begins";[1] "Crossroads of Cowboys & Culture"
Interactive map of Fort Worth
Coordinates: 32°45′N 97°20′W
Country United States
State Texas
CountiesTarrant, Denton, Parker, Wise, Johnson [3]
Incorporated1874[4]
Named forWilliam J. Worth
Government
  TypeCouncil-Manager
  BodyCity Council
  MayorMattie Parker (R)
  City ManagerDavid Cooke
  City Council
List
Area
  Total355.56 sq mi (920.89 km2)
  Land347.27 sq mi (899.44 km2)
  Water8.28 sq mi (21.45 km2)
Elevation
653 ft (199 m)
Population
  Total918,915
  Rank13th in the United States
5th in Texas
  Density2,646.11/sq mi (1,021.65/km2)
Demonym(s)Fort Worther
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
76008, 76028, 76036, 76040, 76101-76124, 76126-76127, 76130-76137, 76140, 76147-76148, 76150, 76155, 76161-76164, 76166, 76177, 76179, 76180-76182, 76185, 76191-76193, 76195-76199, 76244, 76247, 76262, 76129 (exclusive to TCU)
Area codes682 and 817
FIPS code48-27000
GNIS feature ID1380947[7]
Primary airportDallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Interstates
U.S. routes
Passenger railAmtrak
Trinity Railway Express
TEXRail
Websitefortworthtexas.gov

The city of Fort Worth was established in 1849 as an army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River.[10] Fort Worth has historically been a center of the Texas Longhorn cattle trade.[10] It still embraces its Western heritage and traditional architecture and design.[11][12] USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) is the first ship of the United States Navy named after the city.[13] Nearby Dallas has held a population majority since the 1950s, and Fort Worth has become one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States in recent years, particularly in the 21st century, and has more than doubled its population since 2000.

Fort Worth is the location of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and several museums designed by contemporary architects. The Kimbell Art Museum was designed by Louis Kahn, with an addition designed by Renzo Piano.[14] The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth was designed by Tadao Ando. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, designed by Philip Johnson, houses American art. The Sid Richardson Museum, redesigned by David M. Schwarz, has a collection of Western art in the U.S., emphasizing Frederic Remington and Charles Russell. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History was designed by Ricardo Legorreta of Mexico.

Fort Worth is the location of several university communities: Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan, University of North Texas Health Science Center, and Texas A&M University School of Law. Several multinational corporations, including Bell Textron, American Airlines, BNSF Railway, and Chip 1 Exchange are headquartered in Fort Worth.