As a sister city in North Central Texas, Fort Worth is commonly associated with Dallas, but it's an urban center all on it's own. Many locals love its small town feel, even with 727,400 registered residents. The median age in Fort Worth is 33, and the median income is $46,094 per year, which is fairly close to the national average of $50,549. Fort Worth, Texas is regarded as highly distinctive due to its diverse origins. Fort Worth began as a military post in 1849, and then changed into a cattle-ranching center, which helped give it the nickname Cowtown. Today, the city nods to it's roots with the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, which was the last stopover on the Chisholm Trail. As one of Fort Worth's biggest tourist attractions, the area offers rodeos, live shows, western-theme shopping and cowboy re-enactments for both residents and visitors.