Recent article talks about how population shifts from 2010-2014 in tarrant county had the largest gains for Black & Hispanic communities.
The issue of sustaining diversity in Tarrant County, especially in Fort Worth, is one I follow closely. I feel like the best cities to live in are those that show many different colors and cultures, but once a city becomes extremely popular and pressure starts to force housing prices further and further up resulting in minority communities present in the area that can't afford the higher costs finding larger and more affordable housing in a neighboring city like Arlington, how will we keep our diversity? I think it could be fair to say that the greatest gain in the study comes from Arlington, which I'm not sure those in charge in Arlington really know how to deal with the large amount of diversity that has occurred over the past decades, but hopefully they will understand to accept and not reject it. A bit of a result of this is the state of Southeast Fort Worth, as well as the Como neighborhood. For years, Southeast Fort Worth was neglected, resulting in a economically deficient area that offered no promise to the mostly low income minority communities living there and the driving away of minority families in the middle class or above to the suburbs, especially Arlington.
However, so far, it seems like we're doing a bit of a better job at working to preserve this diversity over Dallas (not that it's a competition). Thanks to effective action, economic opportunities are coming to Southeast Fort Worth, as well as renovation in the Evans-Rosedale Area promoting the black american influence in the Historic Southside, and the renovations of the public housing process that involves the decentralization of public housing and more placements among environments that promote economic stability and success, like the renovation of Hunter Plaza. The Riverside Arts District will hopefully work to increase the value of the northeast area, but still keep it affordable for a mixed income area, of which is mostly Hispanic, and has one of the only neighborhoods of Asian populations I've seen in Fort Worth.
But going into the future, as many areas in Fort Worth start to increase in value, it'll be interesting to see how diversity may change and whether or not Fort Worth will work to keep it, or simply gentrify.