Fort Bend County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:811,688More data
Estimate 2018:788,081 
Estimate 2017:767,712 
Estimate 2016:744,160 
Estimate 2015:715,331 
Estimate 2014:684,048 
Estimate 2013:651,847 
Estimate 2012:624,824 
Estimate 2011:606,064 
Census 2010:585,375More data
Census 2000:354,452More data
Population of the County Seat (Richmond)
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:2,663More data
Beasley city:677More data
Fairchilds village:1,297More data
Fulshear city:13,914More data
Houston city (pt.):42,242More data
Katy city (pt.):2,403More data
Kendleton city:454More data
Meadows Place city:4,591More data
Missouri City city (pt.):69,181More data
Needville city:3,103More data
Orchard city:407More data
Pearland city (pt.):1,045More data
Pleak village:1,675More data
Richmond city:12,578More data
Rosenberg city:38,307More data
Simonton city:884More data
Stafford city (pt.):17,062More data
Sugar Land city:118,488More data
Thompsons town:350More data
Weston Lakes city:4,003More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:861.7More data
Water Area:23.6More data
Total Area:885.3More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:679.33More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:94.46More data
Percent Rural:5.54More data
Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:24.7%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:55.2%More data
Percent African American Alone:21.1%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Asian Alone:20.7%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.2%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:32.6%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:20.2%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:27.5%More data
65 and Older:11.1%More data
85 and Older:1.0%More data
Median Age:36.5More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$57,540More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$45,333,473,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$92,310More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:7.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:10.4%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:90.2% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:46.1% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$51,859More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$50,877 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$49,710 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$51,364 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$51,766 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.5More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.3 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.445000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$85,053,198,282More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$67,050,642,958More data
Total Actual Levy:$298,375,361More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$N/AMore data
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:22.355More data
US Highways:46.988More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:86.637More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:209.139More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:4.302More data
Frontage Roads:70.776More data
On-System Subtotal:440.197More data
City Streets:1,115.410More data
Certified County Roads:1,766.773More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:13.778More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,895.961More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:3,336.158More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:138.015More data
US Highways:164.282More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:292.796More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:497.090More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:8.604More data
Frontage Roads:147.641More data
On-System Subtotal:1,248.428More data
City Streets:2,430.178More data
Certified County Roads:3,662.970More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:55.112More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:6,148.260More data
County Total:7,396.688More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
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 (Beta)»
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.