Fort Bend County, Texas

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Fort Bend County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 585,375, making it the 10th-most populous county in Texas. In 2015 Fort Bend County had become the wealthiest county in Texas, with a median household income of $95,389 and a median family income of $105,944, having surpassed Collin and Rockwall Counties (Dallas suburbs) since the 2000 census. The county seat is Richmond, TX and its largest city is Sugar Land, Texas.

The county was founded in 1837 and organized the next year. It is named for a blockhouse at a bend of the Brazos River. The community developed around the fort in early days.

Fort Bend County is included in the Houston – Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was ranked by Forbes as the fifth-fastest growing county in the United States. The 2017 Census Bureau estimate for Fort Bend County's population is 764,828.

The calling cards to Fort Bend County area are the schools and quality of life! Fort Bend ISD is highly ranked so check it out. The area has homes ranging from the low $200's to over several million.


Total population 23,276
Male population 11,518
Female population 11,758
Median age 47.60
Median age (male) 43.70
Median age (female) 50.40

Marital status (Number of people who have the following marital status)

Never married 5,829
Married 11,910
Separated 201
Widowed 1,385
Divorced 1,473

Population by age

Under 15 2,679
Age 15 to 24 2,932
Ages 25 to 44 5,416
Ages 45 to 64 7,241
Age 65 and over 5,008

Population mobility

Live in the same house as 1 year ago 21,252
Moved from abroad 132
Moved from a different state 254
Moved from the same county 958
Moved from the same state 571

Population by poverty level

Above poverty level 21,533
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 1,556


White collar 10,708
Blue collar 1,069

Class of worker

Self employed 1,730
Private company 8,032
Not for profit company 830
Government workers 1,185


Total households 8,777
Family households 6,490
Non-family households 2,287
Households with children 2,104
Households without children 6,673
Average people per household 2.64

Education (Number of people who have achieved the following levels of education)

No high school 673
Some high school 3,660
Some college 4,219
Associate degree 1,164
Bachelors degree 6,278
Graduate degree 3,711


Average household income $141,533
Median household income $102,440
Median income under 25 $52,750
Median income 25-44 $99,236
Median income 45-64 $114,654
Median income over 65 $81,910

Housing occupancy

Housing units 9,131
Occupied housing units 8,777
Owner occupied units 6,613
Renter occupied units 2,164
Median housing costs per month $1,549
Median gross rent per month $1,630

Housing by year built

Year built median 1988
Built before 1939 78
Built between 1940 and 1949 60
Built between 1950 and 1959 119
Built between 1960 and 1969 194
Built between 1970 and 1979 1,607
Built between 1980 and 1989 3,013
Built between 1990 and 1999 2,700
Built between 2000 and 2009 995
Built after 2010 365

Housing mortgage situation

Houses with mortgage 3,370
Houses without mortgage 3,243
Median value with mortgage $332,400
Median value without mortgage $329,300
Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the 2021 American Community Survey and is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.