Fort Bend County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2022:889,146More data
Estimate 2021:860,124 
Census 2020:822,779More data
Census 2010:585,375More data
Census 2000:354,452More data
Population of the County Seat (Richmond)
Census 2020:11,627 
Census 2010:11,679 
Census 2000:11,081 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Arcola city:2,236More data
Beasley city:644More data
Fairchilds village:960More data
Fulshear city:34,264More data
Houston city (pt.):42,752More data
Katy city (pt.):6,490More data
Kendleton city:348More data
Meadows Place city:4,649More data
Missouri City city (pt.):70,663More data
Needville city:3,091More data
Orchard city:317More data
Pearland city (pt.):5,956More data
Pleak village:1,082More data
Richmond city:12,520More data
Rosenberg city:40,739More data
Simonton city:656More data
Stafford city (pt.):17,160More data
Sugar Land city:109,414More data
Thompsons town:173More data
Weston Lakes city:4,192More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:861.7More data
Water Area:23.5More data
Total Area:885.3More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:954.81More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:94.46More data
Percent Rural:5.54More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:25.5%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:53.4%More data
Percent African American Alone:21.9%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Asian Alone:21.6%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.4%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:30.2%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:20.9%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:27.0%More data
65 and Older:12.1%More data
85 and Older:0.9%More data
Median Age:37.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$65,797More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$56,488,118,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$98,070More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:7.2%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:8.9%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:91.0% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:48.1% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$54,296More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$54,028 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$52,506 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$51,859 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$50,877 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.9More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:5.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:7.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.0 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.456800More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$102,918,500,441More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$81,904,958,331More data
Total Actual Levy:$374,141,849More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$N/AMore data
CY 2021:$N/A 
CY 2020:$N/A 
CY 2019:$N/A 
CY 2018:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:22.397More data
US Highways:47.043More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:86.611More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:207.137More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:4.302More data
Frontage Roads:89.869More data
On-System Subtotal:457.359More data
City Streets:1,382.944More data
Certified County Roads:1,923.512More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:17.505More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,323.961More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:3,781.320More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:157.031More data
US Highways:164.462More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:361.659More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:521.124More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:8.292More data
Frontage Roads:184.336More data
On-System Subtotal:1,396.904More data
City Streets:2,995.796More data
Certified County Roads:4,031.728More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:67.108More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:7,094.632More data
County Total:8,491.536More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2021»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Fort Bend County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Fort Bend County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Fort Bend County»

Special Districts in Fort Bend County.
School Districts in Fort Bend County.
History of City Tax Rates in Fort Bend County.

Airports in Fort Bend County.
Hospitals in Fort Bend County.
Prisons in Fort Bend County.