According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest data, Fort Worth’s population grew to 978,468, making it the 12th largest city in the United States.

The details

A city news release states that Fort Worth had an increase of 21,365 residents last year. Not only does that increase make the city bigger than San Jose, CA, it is just shy of Austin, which has almost 2,000 more residents. Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in Texas.

Quote of note

“This surge underscores the tremendous opportunities and potential that Fort Worth offers, and we are dedicated to harnessing this momentum to build a brighter future for generations to come,” Mayor Mattie Parker said.

A closer look

According to the news release, Fort Worth is the fastest-growing city—by percentage—in the nation among those with over 50,000 inhabitants. This translates to an average daily influx of approximately 59 people.

New York City remained the nation’s largest city, with almost 8.3 million people, followed by Los Angeles, which reached nearly 4 million people.

Other most populous Texas cities in 2023 include:
  • Houston with 2.3 million people
  • San Antonio with1.5 million people
  • Dallas with 1.3 million people
  • Austin with 980,000 people