Published by The City of Fort Worth on July 09, 2021
Population in North Central Texas topped 7.8 million in 2020, for a Jan. 1, 2021, total population of 7,874,950.
Despite the pandemic, the region grew by nearly 160,000 residents, and 12 cities experienced estimated population growth of more than 10%. Fort Worth had the highest absolute growth, adding more than 17,000 people, while Frisco added close to 16,000, followed by McKinney with over 6,000 and Dallas with 5,560.
The U.S. Census Bureau’s latest population estimates show Fort Worth jumping from the 13th to 12th largest city in the United States with a population of 927,720. Fort Worth’s increase was the third largest nationwide, behind Phoenix, which added 25,194 residents, and San Antonio, which added 19,862.
Collin, Denton, Dallas and Tarrant counties each added more than 25,000 residents last year, accounting for 80% of the regional growth. The population of the region has increased by more than 1.3 million since 2010.
Find the 2021 population estimates summary and data on the North Central Texas Council of Governments website.