Population Explosion in Tarrant County
During the decade of the 1850s the population of Tarrant County (where Fort Worth is located) rose dramatically. The 1850 census showed 599 whites and sixty-five slaves. By 1860 the number of whites had grown to 5,170, and the number of slaves had increased to 850. The Civil War was hard on the county, however, and the decade of the 1860s is the only decade that Tarrant County recorded a population decrease. The population of the county is now more than two million people.
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