Fort Bend County, Texas Population 2021

Fort Bend County, Texas's estimated population is 858,902 with a growth rate of 2.83% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fort Bend County, Texas is the 11th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 590,253 and has seen a growth of 45.51% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021858,90223,6072.83%
2020835,29523,6072.91%
2019811,68823,6073.00%
2018788,08120,3692.65%
2017767,71223,5523.16%
2016744,16028,8294.03%
2015715,33131,2834.57%
2014684,04832,2014.94%
2013651,84727,0234.32%
2012624,82418,7603.10%
2011606,06415,8112.68%
2010590,253364,832161.84%
1990225,42194,57572.28%
1980130,84678,532150.12%
197052,31411,78729.08%
196040,5279,47130.50%
195031,056-1,907-5.79%
194032,9633,24510.92%
193029,7186,78729.60%
192022,9314,76326.22%
191018,1681,6309.86%
190016,5385,95256.23%
189010,5861,20612.86%
18809,3802,26631.85%
18707,11497115.81%
18606,1433,610142.52%
18502,5330.00%
2021 Growth Rate
2.83%
County Website
State
Founded
1838
County Seat
2010 Population
590,253
Growth Since 2010
45.51%
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Fort Bend County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White395,90451.73%
Black or African American157,13420.53%
Asian154,51320.19%
Some Other Race33,2154.34%
Two or More Races21,6202.82%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,6000.34%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4080.05%
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Fort Bend County, Texas Population by Race

Fort Bend County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Fort Bend County, Texas Median Age

36.3


Total

35.5


Male

37


Female

Fort Bend County, Texas Adults

There are 553,725 adults, (81,346 of whom are seniors) in Fort Bend County, Texas.

Fort Bend County, Texas Age Dependency

62

Age Dependency Ratio

17.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Bend County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

389,482

50.89%

Male

375,912

49.11%

Fort Bend County, Texas Population by Age

Fort Bend County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fort Bend County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.7%14.3%
All77.2%22.8%
Male66.1%33.9%
Non Family61.2%38.8%
Female57.6%42.4%

77.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fort Bend County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All237,8833.1977.2
Married157,3273.6185.7
Non Family42,1541.2361.2
Female28,3333.6457.6
Male10,0693.6366.1

3.56

Average Family Size

3.19

Average Household Size

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Fort Bend County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade23,3934.77%
9th to 12th Grade22,6184.61%
High School Graduate87,57617.86%
Some College94,51119.28%
Associates Degree35,5367.25%
Bachelors Degree137,93328.14%
Graduate Degree88,64418.08%
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Fort Bend County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Bend County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White174,626169,23593,750
Hispanic107,32880,64326,845
Asian103,27894,53364,962
Black99,01394,27537,949
Other Race20,36913,3623,516
2+ Races8,5127,5243,805
Native American1,4761,304409
Islander32627313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.91%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.90%.

Fort Bend County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$53,012$63,605$43,305
Less Than 9th Grade$28,649$34,199$19,627
High School Graduate$31,503$37,227$26,706
Some College$42,687$51,666$36,160
Bachelors Degree$67,301$88,103$54,821
Graduate Degree$92,517$116,881$70,086

$53,012

Average Earnings

$63,605

Average Male

$43,305

Average Female

Fort Bend County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Bend County, Texas Language by Age

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Fort Bend County, Texas Language

60.50% of Fort Bend County, Texas residents speak only English, while 39.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.62% of the population.

Fort Bend County, Texas Language

Fort Bend County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic185,55122,89412.34%
Black155,10413,9158.97%
Asian154,4419,3946.08%
White251,3019,2373.68%
Other32,9075,88917.90%
Multiple21,4771,5697.31%
Native2,5582339.11%
Islander408122.94%

7.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.86%

Male Poverty Rate

7.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Bend County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Bend County, Texas is Other, with 17.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Bend County, Texas is Islander, with 2.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.71%.

Fort Bend County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.93%
High School9.32%
Some College5.85%
Bachelors or Greater3.45%

Fort Bend County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed15.28%
Female Unemployed13.98%
Female Employed3.62%
Male Employed3.39%

Fort Bend County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Bend County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$97,743$125,289
Families$108,211$136,099
Married Families$123,551$151,455
Non Families$51,860$68,993
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Income by Household Type

Fort Bend County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.8%

Male Marriage Rate

55.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Bend County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Fort Bend County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Fort Bend County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Fort Bend County, Texas Marital Status

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25,993

Number of Veterans

23,730

Male Veterans

2,263

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam8,666
First Gulf War7,290
Second Gulf War5,042
Korea1,046
World War II469

Fort Bend County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 548,630
65 to 746,239
55 to 644,600
75+4,075
18 to 342,449

Fort Bend County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White16,4425.70%
Black7,0416.15%
Hispanic3,3812.66%
Asian1,1030.97%
2+ Races6856.57%
Other Race5562.34%
Native American854.83%
Islander8124.85%

Fort Bend County, Texas Veterans by Race

Fort Bend County, Texas Veterans by Education

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2.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Bend County, Texas Veterans by Education

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66.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.5%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Bend County, Texas Employment by Age

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Fort Bend County, Texas Employment by Race

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Fort Bend County, Texas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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47.96%

Born in Fort Bend County, Texas

71.06%

Native Born

28.94%

Foreign Born

13.22%

Non Citizen

15.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

71.06% of Fort Bend County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 47.96% having been born in Texas. 13.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fort Bend County, Texas Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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