Fort Worth, Texas Education and City Information

Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in Texas and one of the top 20-largest in the U.S. Fort Worth is home to several nonprofit colleges and universities, including Texas Christian and Texas Wesleyan.

Information About Fort Worth, Texas

Located in Tarrant County, Fort Worth is part of the greater Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population at 812,238 in 2014. The population is relatively diverse, with nearly 61% of residents identifying as white alone in 2010, followed by more than 34% as Hispanic or Latino, nearly 19% as black or African American and almost 4% as Asian.

Residents and visitors to Fort Worth can take part in Mayfest in April-May, and October's Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival. The area boasts many cowboy-themed museums and attractions, such as the Cattle Raisers Museum, Billy Bob's Texas and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. Other attractions include the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Fort Worth Zoo, Amon Carter Museum, American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum and Tandy Archaeological Museum.

Fort Worth Educational Opportunities

Fort Worth is home to Texas Christian University, ranked the 82nd best national university by U.S. News & World Report in 2016. Texas Wesleyan University, ranked the 48th best regional university in the West by U.S. News, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, ranked the 50th best medical school in the country for primary care, also are based in Fort Worth.

On the 2-year college level, Tarrant County College District awards certificates and associate's degrees to a student population that numbered more than 50,000 as of Fall 2014. Fort Worth also hosts a campus of the private, 2-year Remington College.

Fort Worth Economy and Industry

For the period 2010-2014, the median household income for Fort Worth residents was $52,492, which was on par with the statewide median of $52,576. Top employers in the city include American Airlines, Lockheed Martin, the City of Forth Worth, and Tarrant County College.

Other large employers include JPS Health Network, BNSF Railway Company, Texas County Government, and JP Morgan Chase.

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