Fort Bend Demographics
Fort Bend Area Research…
…According to the 2010 census, Fort Bend County demographics show a population of 585,375, with 187,384 households. The racial composition of the county is 50.6% White, 21.5% Black or African American, 0.4% American Indian and Alaska Native, and 17% Asian, with 23.7% of residents reporting Hispanic or Latino ethnic heritage. English is the predominant spoken language.
The median age of residents is 35 years of age, and there are 83,101 families with children under 18 years of age. There are an estimated 176,020 children under 18 years of age, of which 137,106 live in a married-couple family household. 30.5% of the children are under six years old, 35.2% are between six and 11, and 34.3% are 12 to 17 years of age. 88.2% of the children in Fort Bend County are enrolled in public schools. 66.9% of residents are married couples.
According to the 2006 American Community Survey, Fort Bend is Texas’s wealthiest county and is one of the top 25 wealthiest counties in the nation. However, it was characterized as the third wealthiest county in the nation by the Council for Community and Economic Research when factoring its low cost of living into the equation. 69.5% of residents have received higher education, and 12.6% hold graduate or professional degrees. The median household income in Fort Bend County is $82,271. 81.4% of residents have health insurance coverage. The population density is 679.5 people per square mile, or 228.7 housing units per square mile.
There are 197,030 total housing units, of which 187,384 are occupied, the vast majority (149,749) by owners rather than renters. 41.2% of the housing units in Fort Bend County were constructed in 2000 or later, with another 22.2% constructed between 1990 and 1999. Mid-size and large houses predominate, and 84.6% of housing units have 3 bedrooms or more. Median home value is $180,000, but mortgages are affordable, with monthly mortgage costs below $1,999 for 62.5% of owners.
The two largest cities in Fort Bend County are Sugar Land and Missouri City. There is also a significant overlap between City of Houston land and Fort Bend County limits, with 83,000 City of Houston residents living in Fort Bend as of 2002.
Cities in Fort Bend County
|Missouri City||Sugar Land|
Texas Wealthiest County
Median Age of 35