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 2021:858,527More data
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 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN FORT BEND COUNTY - 2021 Estimates (Census Bureau)
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:2,156More data
Beasley city:599More data
Fairchilds village:921More data
Fulshear city:25,169More data
Houston city (pt.):42,352More data
Katy city (pt.):6,130More data
Kendleton city:342More data
Meadows Place city:4,671More data
Missouri City city (pt.):69,106More data
Needville city:3,062More data
Orchard city:315More data
Pearland city (pt.):5,892More data
Pleak village:1,031More data
Richmond city:12,233More data
Rosenberg city:39,468More data
Simonton city:642More data
Stafford city (pt.):17,097More data
Sugar Land city:109,373More data
Thompsons town:163More data
Weston Lakes city:4,061More data
GENERAL INFORMATION
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
DEMOGRAPHICS
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
Income
Per Capita Income - 2020 (BEA):$61,791More data
Total Personal Income - 2020 (BEA):$51,886,073,000More data
Median Household Income - 2020 (Census Bureau):$97,210More data
Poverty - 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:7.4%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:9.4%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2016-2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:90.8% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:46.5% 
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 - 2021:5.9More data
Unemployment Rate - 2020:7.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.7 
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:$374,141,849More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2021:$N/AMore data
CY 2020:$N/A 
CY 2019:$N/A 
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
ROAD INVENTORY WITHIN FORT BEND COUNTY (TXDOT)
Centerline Miles - 2020
IH Highways:22.357More data
US Highways:47.059More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:86.667More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:207.146More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:4.302More data
Frontage Roads:72.855More data
On-System Subtotal:440.386More data
City Streets:1,132.860More data
Certified County Roads:1,966.750More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:17.490More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,117.100More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:3,557.486More data
Lane Miles - 2020
IH Highways:138.035More data
US Highways:164.524More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:335.819More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:516.548More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:8.604More data
Frontage Roads:151.803More data
On-System Subtotal:1,315.333More data
City Streets:2,470.504More data
Certified County Roads:4,112.634More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:67.048More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:6,650.186More data
County Total:7,965.519More data
LINKS TO ADDITIONAL DATA
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2020»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2020»
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.