Census population estimates show growth in Fort Worth and Roanoke, decline in Keller in 2019

Census population estimates show growth in Fort Worth and Roanoke, decline in Keller in 2019. (Katherine Borey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Census population estimates show growth in Fort Worth and Roanoke, decline in Keller in 2019. (Katherine Borey/Community Impact Newspaper)

Census population estimates show growth in Fort Worth and Roanoke, decline in Keller in 2019. (Katherine Borey/Community Impact Newspaper)

While the number of residents continues to increase in Fort Worth and Roanoke, the city of Keller saw a slight decline in population for the first time in 10 years.

Population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau on May 21 indicate Keller’s population fell from 47,258 residents in July 2018 to 47,213 residents in July 2019.

During that same time, the population of Roanoke increased from 9,005 to 9,388 residents, and the population of Fort Worth increased from 893,216 to 909,585 residents, according to bureau estimates.

The city of Keller’s population increased roughly 18.2% from 2010-17 but has begun to level off in recent years. Census estimates indicate a total of 47,113 residents lived in Keller in July 2017.

Witnessing significantly more growth, the city of Fort Worth’s population has increased 21.5% since 2010. The city’s 2010 population was an estimated 748,441 residents.


The city of Roanoke has witnessed the most growth of area cities at 55.4% since 2010. In 2010, the city’s estimated population was just 6,041 residents.

At the county level, both Tarrant and Denton counties saw an increase in population.

Tarrant County’s population saw a slight increase of 1% from 2,081,446 residents in 2018 to roughly 2,102,515 residents in 2019.

Meanwhile, Denton County experienced similar growth at 3.3% as the county’s population grew from 858,741 residents in July 2018 to 887,207 residents in July 2019.
By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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