For more than 20 years, Fort Bend has been in the top 20 counties in the United States for economic excellence and population growth.

Excellent schools, affordable housing and extensive recreational facilities have attracted families with impressive demographic profiles. This results in a local employment base that provides relocating companies with a diverse mix of professional, technical, skilled and unskilled labor with the highest educational attainment levels in the region.

Population

  • The population of Fort Bend County is 636,519
  • The top three races in Fort Bend County (by population) are: White (50.8%), Black or African American (21.5%) and Asian (16.8%)
  • The age distribution of Fort Bend County is 60.3% ages 20-64 years, 30.6% ages 19 year or less and 9.1% ages 65 or over
  • The median age for females is 42 years old
  • The median age for males is 12 years old
  • 54.5% of Fort Bend County residents are married and 28.1% are single
  • 69.5% of residents have obtained some a high school degree, some college or higher
  • The projected annual population growth in Fort Bend County between 2013-2018 is 2.8%
  • The estimated population density in Fort Bend County is 718 per square mile

Economy

  • The estimated per capita income for Fort Bend County is $33,310
  • Fort Bend County's average household income is $102,063
  • The average travel times in Fort Bend County are: 30-59 minutes (42.2%), 15-29 minutes (29.5%) and under 14 minutes (14.9%)
  • The total number of businesses in Fort Bend County is 15,578
  • The unemployment rate for Fort Bend County is 3.9%
  • The top three professions for the Fort Bend County population are: Professional/Related (26.4%), Sales/Office (26.0%) and Management/Business/Financial Operations (18.8%)

Households

  • 79.1% of Fort Bend County residents are married couples with children
  • The average family household size is 3.4
  • 80.3% of Fort Bend County residents own their home while 19.7% of residents rent
  • The median household income in Fort Bend County is $84,305
  • The owner-occupied median home value in Fort Bend County is $173,078
  • The renter-occupied median rent in Fort Bend County is $864

Data provided from REgis Online