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 24,673
Male population 12,325
Female population 12,348
Median age 46.70
Median age (male) 42.80
Median age (female) 50.40

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

Never married 6,325
Married 12,543
Separated 210
Widowed 1,433
Divorced 1,561

Population by age

Under 15 2,811
Age 15 to 24 3,041
Ages 25 to 44 5,859
Ages 45 to 64 7,627
Age 65 and over 5,335

Population mobility

Live in the same house as 1 year ago 22,404
Moved from abroad 168
Moved from a different state 312
Moved from the same county 1,080
Moved from the same state 600

Population by poverty level

Above poverty level 23,111
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 1,378


White collar 11,653
Blue collar 1,029

Class of worker

Self employed 1,947
Private company 8,432
Not for profit company 1,006
Government workers 1,297


Total households 9,073
Family households 6,904
Non-family households 2,169
Households with children 2,248
Households without children 6,825
Average people per household 2.71

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

No high school 780
Some high school 3,438
Some college 4,493
Associate degree 1,435
Bachelors degree 6,751
Graduate degree 4,258


Average household income $142,362
Median household income $97,639
Median income under 25 $50,024
Median income 25-44 $83,750
Median income 45-64 $113,917
Median income over 65 $88,239

Housing occupancy

Housing units 9,423
Occupied housing units 9,073
Owner occupied units 6,798
Renter occupied units 2,275
Median housing costs per month $1,559
Median gross rent per month $1,666

Housing by year built

Year built median 1988
Built before 1939 39
Built between 1940 and 1949 51
Built between 1950 and 1959 151
Built between 1960 and 1969 201
Built between 1970 and 1979 1,733
Built between 1980 and 1989 3,245
Built between 1990 and 1999 2,428
Built between 2000 and 2009 1,154
Built after 2010 421

Housing mortgage situation

Houses with mortgage 3,559
Houses without mortgage 3,239
Median value with mortgage $318,400
Median value without mortgage $308,400
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.