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Fort Worth ranks as sixth-fastest growing large city

Posted Oct. 3, 2018

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the Fort Worth skyline
Fort Worth continues to grow in population and economic input. This skyline photo was taken from the roof of the under-construction Dickies Arena in the Cultural District.

Fort Worth is the sixth-fastest growing large city in America, according to WalletHub, a financial advice site.

The new list is based on a slew of metrics that helped demographers figure out where the fastest local economic growth has occurred around the country. Specifically, they compared 515 cities of varying population sizes using 15 key data points, like working-age population growth, job growth, poverty rate decrease, median house price growth and building permit activity growth.

Large cities that ranked above Fort Worth in growth are Austin (No. 1), Miami, Seattle, Charlotte and Denver.

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DFW International Airport Public Facility Improvement Corporation Board Meeting: 9 a.m. March 20, 2019; DFW Airport Headquarters Building, Board Room, 2400 Aviation Drive, DFW Airport, Texas 75261.
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Commercial Board of Adjustment Work Session: 9 a.m. March 20, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Commercial Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: 10 a.m. March 20, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Chamber, 200 Texas Street.
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Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza at Victory Forest Community Center: 11:30 a.m. March 20, 2019; Victory Forest Community Center, 3427 Hemphill St.

Residential Board of Adjustment Work Session: 12:30 p.m. March 20, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Residential Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. March 20, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Chamber, 200 Texas Street.
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Art Commission Special Called Meeting: 5:30 p.m. March 20, 2019; Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
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University Drive Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. March 20, 2019; Fort Worth Zoo Education Building, 1989 Colonial Parkway.

Oscar Avenue & 36th Street Sewer Improvements Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. March 20, 2019; Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 NE 36th St.

Disciplinary Appeal of Five-Day Suspension of Buddy Brisco: 9 a.m. March 21, 2019; Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex, Classroom #1134, 505 W Felix Street, Fort Worth, TX 76115.
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Community Action Partners (CAP) Council: 9 a.m. March 21, 2019; Victory Forest Community Center, 3427 Hemphill Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76110.
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Urban Design Commission Work Session: 9:30 a.m. March 21, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Urban Design Commission Public Hearing: 10 a.m. March 21, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Court in the Community: 1 p.m. March 21, 2019; Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, 4005 Campus Drive.

Fort Worth Housing Solutions Board of Commissioners Special Meeting: 3:30 p.m. March 21, 2019; FWHS Administrative Office, Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street, Fort Worth, Texas.
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Trinity River Public Facility Corporation Board of Directors Special Meeting: 5 p.m. March 21, 2019; FWHS Administrative Office, Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street, Fort Worth, Texas.
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Fort Worth Housing Solutions Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting: 5 p.m. March 21, 2019; FWHS Administrative Office, Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street, Fort Worth, Texas.
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Fort Worth Affordability, Inc. Board of Directors Special Meeting: 5 p.m. March 21, 2019; FWHS Administrative Office, Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street, Fort Worth, Texas.
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Ironwood Crossing Public Facility Corporation Board of Directors Special Meeting: 5 p.m. March 21, 2019; FWHS Administrative Office, Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street, Fort Worth, Texas.
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Marine Creek Drainage Basin Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. March 21, 2019; Greenfield Elementary School Cafeteria, 6020 Ten Mile Bridge Road.

WORKSHOP: Crime Prevention 101: 6:30 p.m. March 21, 2019; Northside Community Center, 1100 NW 18th St.

Walking Town Hall: 9 a.m. March 23, 2019; Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 NE 36th St, Fort Worth, TX 76106.

Spring Carnival at Chisholm Trail Community Center: 10 a.m. March 23, 2019; Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd.

Worth Heights Field Trip - The Star in Frisco: 2 p.m. March 23, 2019; Worth Heights Community Center, 3551 New York Ave.

Building Standards Commissions Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. March 25, 2019; City Hall, second floor, City Council Confrenece Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Building Standards Commission Meeting: 9:30 a.m. March 25, 2019; City Hall, second floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Loving Avenue Channel Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. March 25, 2019; Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 N.E. 36th St.

Stop Six / Rosedale Area Sewer Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. March 25, 2019; Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 1901 Amanda Ave.

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