Fort Worth surpassed 895,000 residents in 2018, cementing its place as one of the largest cities in the country. Fort Worth grew by 19,500 people, or 2.2 percent, from 2017 to 2018, overtaking Columbus, Ohio and San Francisco, California as the 13th most-populous U.S. city. "The Dallas-Fort Worth region -- now 4th largest metro nationwide -- and the Texas brand continue to attract business and top talent to fuel our economy," Bill Thornton, president & CEO of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, said in a statement. "When people see that Fort Worth is larger than San Francisco, it should pique some curiosity about what's going on here." Fort Worth is the fifth most-populated city in Texas, behind Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Austin. Houston held steady as the fourth-largest city in the nation, adding 8,000 people in 2017. Dallas remained the 9th most-populated city in the nation, adding fewer than 2,000 people last year.