Fort Worth

Fort Worth

Fort Worth is a city in the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Tarrant County, covering nearly 350 square miles (910 km2) into four other counties: Denton, Johnson, Parker, and Wise. According to a 2024 United States census estimate, Fort Worth's population was 978,468, the 5th-most populous in the state and the 12th-most populous in the United States.[8][9] 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, and the most populous in Texas.[10][11] The city of Fort Worth was established in 1849 as an army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River.[12] Fort Worth has historically been a center of the Texas Longhorn cattle trade.[12] It still embraces its Western heritage and traditional architecture and design.[13][14] USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) is the first ship of the United States Navy named after the city.[15] Nearby Dallas has held a population majority as long as records have been kept, yet Fort Worth has become one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States at the beginning of the 21st century, nearly doubling its population since 2000.