Fort Bend County, Texas Population 2020

Fort Bend County, Texas's estimated population is 831,302 with a growth rate of 2.68% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fort Bend County, Texas is the 10th largest county in Texas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020831,30221,7222.68%
2019809,58021,7222.76%
2018787,85821,7222.84%
2017766,13622,8333.07%
2016743,30328,2363.95%
2015715,06730,7224.49%
2014684,34532,2954.95%
2013652,05027,1244.34%
2012624,92618,8633.11%
2011606,06315,8032.68%
2010590,260364,839161.85%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
2.68%
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Founded
1838
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Fort Bend County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White385,10352.09%
Black or African American152,32720.60%
Asian147,22119.91%
Some Other Race33,6114.55%
Two or More Races18,6262.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,2590.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1950.03%
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Fort Bend County, Texas Population Pyramid 2020

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Fort Bend County, Texas Median Age

36


Total

35.2


Male

36.8


Female

Fort Bend County, Texas Adults

There are 533,858 adults, (74,854 of whom are seniors) in Fort Bend County, Texas.

Fort Bend County, Texas Age Dependency

61.1

Age Dependency Ratio

16.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Bend County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

376,165

50.88%

Male

363,177

49.12%

Fort Bend County, Texas Households and Families

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

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Fort Bend County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.2%13.8%
All77.7%22.3%
Male66.6%33.4%
Non Family63.4%36.6%
Female56.4%43.6%

77.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All230,3813.1877.7
Married151,9433.6186.2
Non Family41,0731.2263.4
Female28,0193.6256.4
Male9,3463.5966.6

3.56

Average Family Size

3.18

Average Household Size

3.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Fort Bend County, Texas Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade23,3014.93%
9th to 12th Grade22,9134.85%
High School Graduate83,70517.73%
Some College91,47419.37%
Associates Degree32,8986.97%
Bachelors Degree133,72328.32%
Graduate Degree84,18417.83%
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Fort Bend County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White171,894166,51190,886
Hispanic102,22676,21625,657
Asian97,54288,12962,029
Black94,85189,89236,110
Other Race20,10213,0543,548
Multiple Races8,1307,0883,848
Native American1,3461,203403
Islander18618666

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.59%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$53,367$64,066$42,481
Less Than High School$27,312$32,759$19,247
High School Grad$31,188$38,507$26,181
Some College$42,305$52,759$36,451
Bachelors Degree$67,111$88,251$54,080
Graduate Degree$90,000$111,684$68,994

$53,367

Average Earnings

$64,066

Average Male

$42,481

Average Female

Fort Bend County, Texas Language

Fort Bend County, Texas Language by Age

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Fort Bend County, Texas Language

60.70% of Fort Bend County, Texas residents speak only English, while 39.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.85% of the population.

Fort Bend County, Texas Poverty

Fort Bend County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic177,83025,55614.37%
Black150,41113,4258.93%
White247,2488,9833.63%
Asian147,1368,6835.90%
Other33,3187,29421.89%
Multiple18,6081,6568.90%
Native2,2591255.53%
Islander19594.62%

7.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.29%

Male Poverty Rate

8.38%

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 21.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Bend County, Texas is White, with 3.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.07%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.66%
High School9.58%
Some College5.79%
Bachelors or Greater3.36%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed16.24%
Female Unemployed14.90%
Female Employed3.63%
Male Employed3.45%

Fort Bend County, Texas Income

Fort Bend County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$95,561$123,548
Families$105,944$133,523
Married Families$121,336$148,610
Non Families$53,331$71,971
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Fort Bend County, Texas Marital Status

Fort Bend County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.0%

Male Marriage Rate

56.3%

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 Veterans

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26,289

Number of Veterans

23,849

Male Veterans

2,440

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam8,836
First Gulf War7,430
Second Gulf War5,001
Korea1,202
World War II638
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 548,871
65 to 746,157
55 to 644,692
75+3,844
18 to 342,725
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Name Veterans % of Total
White16,4315.85%
Black7,4976.83%
Hispanic3,2362.67%
Asian1,0060.93%
2 or More6166.31%
Other4762.01%
Indian15910.55%
Hawaiian10455.91%

Fort Bend County, Texas Veterans by Education

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3.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Bend County, Texas Employment Status

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66.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.3%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

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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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48.02%

Born in Texas

71.61%

Native Born

28.39%

Foreign Born

13.29%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

71.61% of Fort Bend County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 48.02% having been born in Texas. 13.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  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