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Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexFort WorthTexasNational
Income per capita$26,040$27,828$29,829
Median household income$54,876$54,727$55,322
Median income owner occupied$72,379$70,980$70,586
Median income renter occupied$36,764$36,330$35,192
Median earnings male$35,990$36,153$36,919
Median earnings female$25,975$25,035$26,250
Unemployment rate4.3%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level18.0%16.7%15.1%

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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Fort Worth is 13% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Fort Worth is 1% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Fort Worth is 9% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Fort Worth is 19% higher than the national average

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      $36,580 $54,876 $109,752
      $36,481 $54,727 $109,454
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Fort Worth employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.3%1.0%
      Manufacturing sector14.5%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services4.2%7.0%
      Wholesale & retail services14.7%13.1%
      Public administration3.8%3.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.2%4.1%
      Education, health & social services9.3%33.6%

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      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Southlake, TX29,101$189,432242.4%
      Westover Hills, TX578$165,625199.4%
      Colleyville, TX24,982$162,183193.2%
      Dalworthington Gardens, TX2,233$129,750134.5%
      Keller, TX44,250$122,292121.1%
      Fort Worth, TX815,930$54,8760.8%

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      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Charlotte, NC808,834$55,5990.5%
      Columbus, OH837,038$47,15614.8%
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      San Francisco, CA850,282$87,70158.5%
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      Fort Worth, TX815,930$54,8760.8%
      Source: The Fort Worth, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).