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 2016:741,237More data
Estimate 2015:713,849 
Estimate 2014:684,646 
Estimate 2013:653,252 
Estimate 2012:625,796 
Estimate 2011:606,962 
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:2,202More data
Beasley city:665More data
Fairchilds village:1,077More data
Fulshear city:7,925More data
Houston city (pt.):42,645More data
Katy city (pt.):2,057More data
Kendleton city:391More data
Meadows Place city:4,731More data
Missouri City city (pt.):68,362More data
Needville city:3,078More data
Orchard city:395More data
Pearland city (pt.):992More data
Pleak village:1,430More data
Richmond city:12,092More data
Rosenberg city:36,937More data
Simonton city:870More data
Stafford city (pt.):18,113More data
Sugar Land city:88,177More data
Thompsons town:299More data
Weston Lakes city:3,410More 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 - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:24.2%More data
Race - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:56.3%More data
Percent African American Alone:21.0%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Asian Alone:19.9%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.2%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:34.1%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:20.2%More data
Age - 2016 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:27.7%More data
65 and Older:10.5%More data
85 and Older:1.0%More data
Median Age:36.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2016 (BEA):$54,005More data
Total Personal Income - 2016 (BEA):$40,030,234,000More data
Median Household Income - 2016 (Census Bureau):$90,972More data
Poverty - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:8.3%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:11.0%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:89.2% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:44.6% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$49,710More data
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$51,364 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$51,766 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$51,614 
Average Annual Pay - 2012:$50,248 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.0More data
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:4.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:5.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:6.0 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2016
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.458000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$77,265,242,256More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$61,029,687,657More data
Total Actual Levy:$279,515,969More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2016:$N/AMore data
CY 2015:$N/A 
CY 2014:$N/A 
CY 2013:$N/A 
CY 2012:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:22.357More data
US Highways:47.179More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:86.230More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:209.515More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:4.346More data
Frontage Roads:67.618More data
On-System Subtotal:437.245More data
City Streets:1,115.479More data
Certified County Roads:1,672.392More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:13.777More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,801.648More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:3,238.893More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:133.272More data
US Highways:163.314More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:289.727More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:497.346More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:8.692More data
Frontage Roads:138.457More data
On-System Subtotal:1,230.808More data
City Streets:2,427.950More data
Certified County Roads:3,465.662More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:44.502More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:5,938.114More data
County Total:7,168.922More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2015»
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.