Fort Bend County, Texas

Fort Bend County: County in Texas, United States

About

Fort Bend County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 585,375 and a population density of 257 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 839,706 inhabitants. Its county seat is Richmond. The county was created 186 years ago in 1837.

Fort Bend County is located along the Brazos River in southeastern Texas. It was established in 1837 as one of the original counties in the Republic of Texas.

The city of Richmond became the county seat in 1822 when Texas was still part of Mexico. It was incorporated under the name Richmond in 1837 after Texas won independence.

Key Facts About Fort Bend County Today

Population: As of 2021, over 810,000 people live in Fort Bend County, making it one of the most populous counties in Texas.

Major Cities: The largest cities in Fort Bend County are Sugar Land, Missouri City, and Pearland.

Economy: Key industries include energy, manufacturing, aerospace, healthcare, retail, and technology. Fort Bend is one of the most affluent counties in Texas.

Things to See and Do in Fort Bend County

Some top attractions and activities in Fort Bend County include:

  • George Ranch Historical Park - Step back in time at this living history site with old homes and reenactments.
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land - See dinosaur skeletons, gems, and interactive exhibits.
  • Brazos Bend State Park - Enjoy hiking, fishing, biking and spotting alligators.
  • First Colony Mall - Shop over 150 stores at this huge shopping destination.
  • Constellation Field - Catch a minor league baseball game with the Sugar Land Skeeters.

With a diverse blend of history, nature, recreation and shopping, Fort Bend offers excellent attractions just outside of Houston.

Fort Bend County locator map
Location of Fort Bend County on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Fort Bend County

Population : 839,706 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
Area : 2282 km2
Water as percent of area : 2.7%
Land as percent of area : 97.3%
Altitude : 98 feet / 30 meters
Capital : Richmond
Establishment : December 12, 1837
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 04:49:04 (26th February 2024)
Density : 368 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 30.29% (2010-2020)
Fort bend courthouse image
Fort bend courthouse
Fort bend courthouse image

Geography

Fort Bend County is located at 29°31'39"N 95°46'15"W (29.5274900, -95.7708900). It has 5 neighbors: Austin County, Brazoria County, Harris County, Waller County and Wharton County.

Fort Bend County map

The largest city of Fort Bend County is Sugar Land with a population of 117,875. Other cities include, Missouri City population 75,457, Rosenberg population 39,350, Fulshear population 17,136 and Stafford population 17,052. See all Fort Bend County cities & populated places.

Fort Bend County Populated Places (more)

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Fort Bend County.

City Name Population Title
Sugar Land 117,875 The fifth most populous city in Fort Bend County, Texas.
Missouri City 75,457 The third most populous city in Fort Bend County, Texas.
Rosenberg 39,350 City in Texas
Mission Bend 36,501 Census designated place
Cinco Ranch 18,274 Census designated place
Fulshear 17,136 City in Fort Bend County, Texas, United States
Stafford 17,052 City in Texas
Pecan Grove 15,963 Census designated place
New Territory 15,186 Census designated place
Sienna Plantation 13,721 Census designated place
Richmond 12,483 City in Texas, United States of America
Greatwood 11,538 Census designated place
Meadows Place 4,813 City in Fort Bend County, Texas, United States
Needville 3,131 City in Fort Bend County, Texas, United States
Arcola 2,775 City in Fort Bend County, Texas, United States
Fifth Street 2,486 Census designated place

Fort Bend County has 5 neighbours.

  • Richmond

Demographics

The population of Fort Bend County increased by 30.29% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 585,375 - census
2011 606,064 3.41% estimation process
2012 624,824 3% estimation process
2013 651,847 4.15% estimation process
2014 684,048 4.71% estimation process
2015 715,331 4.37% estimation process
2016 744,160 3.87% estimation process
2017 767,712 3.07% estimation process
2018 788,081 2.58% estimation process
2019 811,688 2.91% estimation process
2020 839,706 3.34% estimation process

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People born in Fort Bend County (3)

People born in Fort Bend County, including football player Adrian Awasom, actor Bert Dillard, actor Art Dillard, .

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