Historic Fort Bend County Population: 1850 - Present

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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HISTORIC POPULATION (CENSUS BUREAU)
County Population
Census 2010:585,375
Census 2000:354,452
Census 1990:225,421
Census 1980:130,846
Census 1970:52,314
Census 1960:40,527
Census 1950:31,056
Census 1940:32,963
Census 1930:29,718
Census 1920:22,931
Census 1910:18,168
Census 1900:16,538
Census 1890:10,586
Census 1880:9,380
Census 1870:7,114
Census 1860:6,143
Census 1850:2,533
 
COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
2533 people in 1850 6143 people in 1860 7114 people in 1870 9380 people in 1880 10586 people in 1890 16538 people in 1900 18168 people in 1910 22931 people in 1920 29718 people in 1930 32963 people in 1940 31056 people in 1950 40527 people in 1960 52314 people in 1970 130846 people in 1980 225421 people in 1990 354452 people in 2000 585375 people in 2010
1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
 

The preceeding chart has been edited so that the height of the tallest column is the same for every county regardless of the actual value. The other columns have been adjusted accordingly to maintain the correct ratio of column heights for each Census. Therefore, this chart should not be used to compare populations between counties.


The chart below has the bars offset to the right to make room for negative values.

PERCENT CHANGE IN COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
2000 - 2010:spacer65.1   65.1
1990 - 2000:spacer57.2   57.2
1980 - 1990:spacer72.3   72.3
1970 - 1980:spacer150.1   150.1
1960 - 1970:spacer29.1   29.1
1950 - 1960:spacer30.5   30.5
1940 - 1950:spacer-5.8   -5.8
1930 - 1940:spacer10.9   10.9
1920 - 1930:spacer29.6   29.6
1910 - 1920:spacer26.2   26.2
1900 - 1910:spacer9.9   9.9
1890 - 1900:spacer56.2   56.2
1880 - 1890:spacer12.9   12.9
1870 - 1880:spacer31.9   31.9
1860 - 1870:spacer15.8   15.8
1850 - 1860:spacer142.5   142.5