Fort Bend County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

The information contained in this report was obtained from The County Information Program's on-line database. The data contained in the database are obtained from official sources and are not the product of the CIP. The CIP, therefore, does not expressly or impliedly warrant the accuracy of the data. Questions regarding the accuracy, methodology, etc. should be directed to the original source of the information. The sources may be obtained from the CIP by contacting the County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties at (512) 478-8753.

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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 2015:716,087More data
Estimate 2014:686,650 
Estimate 2013:654,626 
Estimate 2012:626,808 
Estimate 2011:607,482 
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:1,668More data
Beasley city:665More data
Fairchilds village:1,027More data
Fulshear city:5,886More data
Houston city (pt.):42,127More data
Katy city (pt.):1,999More data
Kendleton city:393More data
Meadows Place city:4,759More data
Missouri City city (pt.):67,963More data
Needville city:3,063More data
Orchard city:367More data
Pearland city (pt.):951More data
Pleak village:1,366More data
Richmond city:12,138More data
Rosenberg city:35,510More data
Simonton city:863More data
Stafford city (pt.):18,148More data
Sugar Land city:88,156More data
Thompsons town:291More data
Weston Lakes city:2,589More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:861.5More data
Water Area:23.9More data
Total Area:885.3More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:679.50More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:94.46More data
Percent Rural:5.54More data
Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:24.0%More data
Race - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:57.2%More data
Percent African American Alone:21.1%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Asian Alone:19.0%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:35.1%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:20.3%More data
Age - 2015 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:27.9%More data
65 and Older:9.4%More data
85 and Older:0.9%More data
Median Age:35.7More data
Per Capita Income - 2014 (BEA):$54,753More data
Total Personal Income - 2014 (BEA):$37,525,016,000More data
Median Household Income - 2014 (Census Bureau):$88,516More data
Poverty - 2014 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:8.8%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:12.4%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Age 25 and older, Percent high school graduate and higher:88.5% 
Age 25 and older, Percent bachelor's degree or higher:42.3% 
Wages (BEA - Due to reduced funding, this data on average wages is no longer availble from the BEA.)
Average Wage Per Job - 2013:$51,192More data
Average Wage Per Job - 2012:$49,697 
Average Wage Per Job - 2011:$47,699 
Average Wage Per Job - 2010:$46,511 
Average Wage Per Job - 2009:$46,484 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.3More data
Unemployment Rate - 2014:4.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:5.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:5.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2011:7.1 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2015
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.465000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$71,605,229,555More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$56,161,645,493More data
Total Actual Levy:$261,151,652More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2015:$N/AMore data
CY 2014:$N/A 
CY 2013:$N/A 
CY 2012:$N/A 
CY 2011:$N/A 
INFRASTRUCTURE EXPENDITURES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Road and Bridge - 2013
Note: Due to a lack of instructions on what expenditures to include in the "Texas County Lateral Road and Bridge Expenditures Yearly Report," some counties include expenditures from all funds (accounts) and some include only expenditures from certain funds. Therefore, the data in this section should be used with caution.
County Roads, Construction:$5,703,488More data
County Roads, Maintenance:$5,925,964More data
County Roads, Rehabilitation:$0More data
County Bridges, Construction:$632,396More data
County Bridges, Maintenance:$1,388,702More data
County Bridges, Rehabilitation:$0More data
Right of Way Acquisition:$100,712More data
Utility Construction:$0More data
Other Road Expenditures:$4,142,660More data
Total Road and Bridge Expenditures:$17,893,921More data
Centerline and Lane Miles - 2015
Total Centerline Miles:431.7More data
Total Lane Miles:1,219.6More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2014»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Fort Bend County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Fort Bend County Narrative Profile»
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.