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 25,721
Male population 12,956
Female population 12,765
Median age 46.80
Median age (male) 43.00
Median age (female) 51.00

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

Never married 6,474
Married 13,171
Separated 346
Widowed 1,356
Divorced 1,764

Population by age

Under 15 2,956
Age 15 to 24 3,358
Ages 25 to 44 5,814
Ages 45 to 64 8,047
Age 65 and over 5,546

Population mobility

Live in the same house as 1 year ago 22,972
Moved from abroad 193
Moved from a different state 280
Moved from the same county 1,352
Moved from the same state 781

Population by poverty level

Above poverty level 23,662
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 1,840


White collar 12,085
Blue collar 1,068

Class of worker

Self employed 1,809
Private company 9,002
Not for profit company 953
Government workers 1,389


Total households 9,603
Family households 7,101
Non-family households 2,502
Households with children 2,266
Households without children 7,337
Average people per household 2.65

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

No high school 708
Some high school 3,756
Some college 4,595
Associate degree 1,551
Bachelors degree 7,055
Graduate degree Not available


Average household income $143,760
Median household income $92,327
Median income under 25 $39,366
Median income 25-44 $75,461
Median income 45-64 $105,856
Median income over 65 $89,766

Housing occupancy

Housing units 10,073
Occupied housing units 9,603
Owner occupied units 7,237
Renter occupied units 2,366
Median housing costs per month $1,484
Median gross rent per month $1,542

Housing by year built

Year built median 1987
Built before 1939 60
Built between 1940 and 1949 59
Built between 1950 and 1959 121
Built between 1960 and 1969 241
Built between 1970 and 1979 2,065
Built between 1980 and 1989 3,712
Built between 1990 and 1999 2,259
Built between 2000 and 2009 1,052
Built after 2010 504

Housing mortgage situation

Houses with mortgage 3,808
Houses without mortgage 3,429
Median value with mortgage $309,200
Median value without mortgage $294,900
Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the 2019 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.