Fort Bend County, Texas (TX)

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County population in 2012: 627,293 (94% urban, 6% rural); it was 354,452 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 118,789
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 30,960
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 89,628
Renter-occupied apartments: 37,635 (it was 21,287 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

36%

Land area: 875 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 694 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Fort Bend County: 93.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Fort Bend County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (36.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (23.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (21.1%)
  • Asian alone (16.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 287,368  (30.1%)
Females: 298,007  (69.9%)

Fort Bend County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Fort Bend County:

3.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $88,023 ($63,831 in 1999)

This county:

$88023
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $975 (lower quartile is $782, upper quartile is $1,269)
This county:

$975
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $194,100 (it was $110,800 in 2000)
Fort Bend:

$194,100
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $127,800 - $297,100
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,848
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $620

Institutionalized population: 5,604

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Health of residents in Fort Bend County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is about average.
78.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
36.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
99.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 158 pounds. This is about average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1063 buildings, average cost: $126,100
  • 2001: 936 buildings, average cost: $124,300
  • 2002: 1130 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2003: 1235 buildings, average cost: $163,000
  • 2004: 3858 buildings, average cost: $136,500
  • 2005: 4097 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2006: 7910 buildings, average cost: $164,000
  • 2007: 7046 buildings, average cost: $175,400
  • 2008: 5689 buildings, average cost: $182,500
  • 2009: 4845 buildings, average cost: $189,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $5,024 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,371 (2.0%)

Fort Bend County household income distribution in 2009 Fort Bend County home values distribution Fort Bend County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.8%
(3.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.1% for Black residents, 18.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.1% for American Indian residents, 18.4% for other race residents, 7.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.8%
Fort Bend County:

8.8%
Texas:

17.5%
(3.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.1% for Black residents, 18.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.4% for American Indian residents, 17.4% for other race residents, 7.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 35 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 36 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 59 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)

Area name: Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Fort Bend County is $612 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $743 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $990 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sugar Land, Missouri City, Mission Bend, Rosenberg, Stafford, New Territory, Pecan Grove, Cinco Ranch, Richmond, Greatwood.

Fort Bend County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Fort Bend County: Four Corners (A), Guy (B), Foster School (C), Humble Camp (D), Orchard Substation (E), Northeast Fort Bend County Fire Department (F), Community Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 (G), Sugar Land Fire Department Station 5 (H), West Columbia Branch Library (I), The Museum of Southern History (J), Joseph M Pound House Historical Museum (K), George Ranch Historical Park Museum (L), Orchard Community Building (M), Richmond Fire Department Station 2 (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fort Bend County include: Pleasant Green Church (A), Sugar Land Church of Christ (B), Pilgrim Journey Baptist Church (C), Oakhill Missionary Baptist Church (D), Nazareth Baptist Church (E), Mount Moriah Baptist Church (F), Greater New Prospect Baptist Church (G), Great Oaks Baptist Church (H), Word of God Fellowship Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Modena Cemetery (1), Guy Cemetery (2), Briscoe Cemetery (3), New Home Cemetery (4), Cesinger Cemetery (5), Snake Creek Cemetery (6), Concord Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: White Lake (A), McCrary Lake (B), Horseshoe Lake (C), Old River (D), Worthington Lake (E), Horseshoe Lake (F), Gannoway Lake (G), Fulshear Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bee Creek (A), Big Creek (B), Seabourne Creek (C), Sandy Branch (D), Middle Bayou (E), Snake Creek (F), Elm Slough (G), Fairchilds Creek (H), Flewellen Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Fort Bend County include: Austin High School Softball Field (1), Austin High School Football Field and Track (2), Sardar Patel Stadium (3), Kempner Stadium (4), Kempner High School Baseball Field (5), Austin High School Baseball Field (6), Brazos Bend State Park (7), Historical Marker (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Austin County , Brazoria County , Harris County , Waller County , Wharton County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 18,037
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 36.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 64,878 (48% naturalized citizens)

Fort Bend County:

18.3%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 12,223
  • 1990 to 1994: 11,964
  • 1985 to 1989: 9,873
  • 1980 to 1984: 11,809
  • 1975 to 1979: 9,774
  • 1970 to 1974: 4,550
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,188
  • 1965 to 1969: 2,497

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 36.6%

Fort Bend County marital status for males Fort Bend County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Fort Bend County with a mortgage: 68,016 (3,585 second mortgage, 3,588 home equity loan, 34 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 13,748

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Fort Bend County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic81,09612
Evangelical Protestant76,590240
Mainline Protestant41,41939
Other34,33942
Black Protestant2,10311
Orthodox8653
None348,963-
Fort Bend County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 66
Fort Bend County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 8
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 56
This county:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 153
Fort Bend County:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 232
This county:

4.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Fort Bend County:

8.8%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Fort Bend County:

25.8%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.2%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Fort Bend County:

Average size of farms: 266 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $31,956
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $279.91
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 21.49%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 26.71%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $33,753
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 31.43%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.41%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $45,762
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.32%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.15
Corn for grain: 12775 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 54654 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1994 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,317 acres

Tornado activity:

Fort Bend County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 2437540.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 86 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/17/2003, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 60 people and caused $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fort Bend County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 156.0 miles away from Fort Bend County center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 354.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 383.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 148.4 miles away from the county center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 462.4 miles away from Fort Bend County center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 149.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Fort Bend County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Fires: 2, Tornadoes: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (25%)
  • India (12%)
  • Vietnam (7%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • Taiwan (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Fort Bend County (%):

  • German (9%)
  • United States or American (6%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Czech (2%)

Fort Bend County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 133,482 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 20,565 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,572 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 10 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 34 (0%)
  • Railroad: 27 (0%)
  • Taxi: 75 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 158 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 185 (0%)
  • Walked: 800 (0%)
  • Other means: 975 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 4,731 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Fort Bend County, Texas in 2000:

  • 3,125 people in state prisons
  • 956 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 707 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 683 people in nursing homes
  • 630 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 85 people in other group homes
  • 64 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 33 people in religious group quarters
  • 15 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

People in group quarters in Fort Bend County, Texas in 2010:

  • 2,078 people in state prisons
  • 1,412 people in federal prisons
  • 997 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 974 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 98 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 92 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 89 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 54 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 52 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 45 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 43 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2 people in college/university student housing
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $82,043.

8.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($64,666 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.68%
Texas average:

7.14%


0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,280 average AGI)
Fort Bend County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.08%

6.54% relocated from other counties in Texas ($43,142 average AGI)
2.06% relocated from other states ($20,244 average AGI)
Fort Bend County:

2.06%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Harris County, TX  4.98% ($57,326 average AGI)
from Brazoria County, TX  0.23% ($58,285)
from Travis County, TX  0.10% ($51,717)
from Bexar County, TX  0.09% ($56,407)
from Dallas County, TX  0.09% ($57,697)
from Wharton County, TX  0.08% ($34,385)
from Montgomery County, TX  0.06% ($63,448)


7.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($54,520 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.51%
Texas average:

6.69%


0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,298 average AGI)
Fort Bend County:

0.12%
Texas average:

0.10%

5.85% relocated to other counties in Texas ($37,203 average AGI)
1.54% relocated to other states ($15,019 average AGI)
Fort Bend County:

1.54%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Harris County, TX  4.16% ($43,153 average AGI)
to Brazoria County, TX  0.25% ($49,575)
to Travis County, TX  0.15% ($49,894)
to Dallas County, TX  0.11% ($36,801)
to Bexar County, TX  0.10% ($42,295)
to Montgomery County, TX  0.10% ($78,401)
to Wharton County, TX  0.08% ($36,868)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.3
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 13.6

Births per 1000 population in Fort Bend County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 3.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 3.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 3.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Fort Bend County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 4.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Fort Bend County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 22,138 (19,167 aged, 2,971 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.9
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4303.920
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 74.78
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 21937.78

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1364.820
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 371.4
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.53

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34.04
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67.94

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5.82
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 44.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 32.5
  • Other - 12.3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 81.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 49.3
  • Suffocation - 14.0
  • Poisoning - 12.7
  • Other - 5.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 579,439

Size of family households: 47,092 2-persons, 36,472 3-persons, 38,337 4-persons, 18,975 5-persons, 7,732 6-persons, 5,157 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 27,979 1-person, 4,684 2-persons, 588 3-persons, 235 4-persons, 82 5-persons, 26 6-persons, 25 7-or-more-persons.

86,593 married couples with children.
17,065 single-parent households (3,548 men, 13,517 women).

69.3% of residents of Fort Bend County speak English at home.
17.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
5.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
6.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $882,588,000 ($1994 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $50,302,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $411,698,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $123,478,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $39,032,000
Federal grants: $148,807,000
Federal procurement contracts: $97,833,000 ($11,374,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $61,739,000 ($429,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $846,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $325,351,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,705,416,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 29,455
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 8,213
Here:

18 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +10,308
Here:

+22 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +78,350
Here:

+169 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Fort Bend County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 69.41 millions of gallons per day (75% from ground, 25% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 17,630
  • 2000 to 2004: 81,436
  • 1990 to 1999: 42,012
  • 1980 to 1989: 34,982
  • 1970 to 1979: 27,857
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,777
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,397
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,074
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,324
Rooms in houses/apartments in Fort Bend County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 86
  • 2 rooms: 786
  • 3 rooms: 4,916
  • 4 rooms: 4,051
  • 5 rooms: 12,043
  • 6 rooms: 17,726
  • 7 rooms: 16,138
  • 8 rooms: 14,699
  • 9+ rooms: 19,183
  • 1 room: 697
  • 2 rooms: 2,471
  • 3 rooms: 4,032
  • 4 rooms: 4,033
  • 5 rooms: 4,379
  • 6 rooms: 3,077
  • 7 rooms: 1,278
  • 8 rooms: 785
  • 9+ rooms: 535
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Fort Bend County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 1,045
  • 1 bedroom: 2,101
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,664
  • 3 bedrooms: 38,388
  • 4 bedrooms: 33,899
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6,531
  • no bedroom: 1,042
  • 1 bedroom: 5,530
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,706
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,884
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,943
  • 5+ bedrooms: 182
Cars and other vehicles available in Fort Bend County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,378
  • 1 vehicle: 16,926
  • 2 vehicles: 49,498
  • 3 vehicles: 16,883
  • 4 vehicles: 3,918
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,025
  • no vehicle: 1,775
  • 1 vehicle: 9,903
  • 2 vehicles: 7,738
  • 3 vehicles: 1,381
  • 4 vehicles: 337
  • 5+ vehicles: 153

54% of Fort Bend County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Texas.

Fort Bend County:

54.1%
State average:

51.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $143,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Fort Bend County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (60.5%)
  • Electricity (34.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.5%)
  • Electricity (67.3%)
  • Utility gas (26.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4,362
Here:

8.0%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,830
Here:

6.9%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,048
Here:

14.4%
Texas:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Fort Bend County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Toll Highways: $75,174,000
    Regular Highways: $7,900,000
    General - Other: $5,876,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,368,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $27,286,000
    General - Other: $19,829,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,355,000
    Regular Highways: $15,978,000
    Corrections - Other: $12,226,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,388,000
    Libraries: $9,118,000
    Health - Other: $7,888,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,457,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,779,000
    Financial Administration: $5,317,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,107,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,332,000
    Toll Highways: $2,221,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,036,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,619,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,236,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $17,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $47,875,000

Fort Bend County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $8,898,000
    Regular Highways: $3,710,000
    Toll Highways: $3,560,000
    Parks and Recreation: $182,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,265,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,330,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $16,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $7,942,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,670,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,338,000
    Sale of Property: $472,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $21,930,000
    All Other: $5,499,000
    Health and Hospitals: $806,000
    General Local Government Support: $485,000
    Public Welfare: $348,000
  • Tax - Property: $124,129,000

Fort Bend County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $212,245,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $206,440,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $24,100,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $22,895,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,805,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,205,000

Fort Bend County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,606,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $68,624,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,123,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Fort Bend County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Fort Bend County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 58 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3,723$169,3045,817$209,5389,370$195,694494$63,4155$7,727,600591$133,39836$93,611
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED187$161,914527$194,694989$180,354111$62,6130$066$132,4396$33,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED653$158,320934$196,4253,684$177,722775$39,5351$150,000282$112,11372$57,194
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN510$170,871847$228,2462,521$180,031210$79,5480$0142$133,6629$71,111
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS116$161,345159$229,264665$181,88467$56,9700$029$102,5869$78,222
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 55 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,163$225,252420$209,7768$204,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED307$225,707136$206,84612$109,833
APPLICATIONS DENIED136$248,37590$196,1443$194,667
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN57$210,71948$230,5831$174,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS29$205,5864$189,7507$131,143

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Fort Bend County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary69978.9 years
John63472.5 years
James52569.3 years
Robert50870.7 years
William46373.7 years
Charles34171.6 years
George26875.1 years
Dorothy26076.6 years
Frank25675.6 years
Willie25375.2 years
Most common last names in Fort Bend County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith25274.6 years
Williams25072.9 years
Johnson24673.6 years
Jones21071.5 years
Davis19373.7 years
Brown18872.2 years
Garcia16071.6 years
Jackson12371.7 years
Miller12274.8 years
Martinez12166.4 years
Businesses in Fort Bend County, TX
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness2KFC7
99 Cents Only Stores2Kincaid1
ALDO2Knights Inn1
AMF Bowling1Kohl's3
AT&T11Kroger9
Abercrombie & Fitch1LA Fitness3
Abercrombie Kids1La Quinta3
Academy Sports + Outdoors4La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware4Lane Bryant3
Advance Auto Parts5Lane Furniture7
Aeropostale2LensCrafters1
American Eagle Outfitters2Levi Strauss & Co.2
Ann Taylor4Little Caesars Pizza5
Apple Store1Long John Silver's1
Applebee's1Lowe's3
Arby's3Marriott5
Ashley Furniture1Marshalls2
AutoZone10Maurices1
Avenue2McDonald's24
Banana Republic2Men's Wearhouse1
Barnes & Noble1Motel 62
Baskin-Robbins4Motherhood Maternity2
Bath & Body Works3New Balance1
Bed Bath & Beyond3New York & Co2
Ben & Jerry's1Nike24
Best Western2Nissan3
Blockbuster5Office Depot3
Burger King12OfficeMax3
CVS14Old Navy3
Cache1Olive Garden1
Carl\s Jr.1Outback1
Catherines1Outback Steakhouse1
Charlotte Russe2Pac Sun2
Chevrolet3Panda Express4
Chick-Fil-A7Panera Bread2
Chico's2Papa John's Pizza5
Chipotle1Payless7
Chuck E. Cheese's2Penske3
Church's Chicken5PetSmart3
Cinnabon 1Pier 1 Imports1
Clarks1Pizza Hut11
Coldwater Creek2Plato's Closet1
ColorTyme1Popeyes8
Comfort Inn2Pottery Barn1
Comfort Suites1Quiznos7
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack7
Cricket Wireless16Red Lobster1
Curves7Rooms To Go2
DHL11Rue211
Dairy Queen2Ryan's Grill1
Days Inn1SAS Shoes2
Dennys6SONIC Drive-In14
Discount Tire8Safeway5
Domino's Pizza5Sam's Club1
DressBarn3Sears2
Dressbarn2Sephora2
Eddie Bauer1Skechers USA1
Ethan Allen1Sleep Inn1
Express2Soma Intimates1
Extended Stay America1Spencer Gifts2
Famous Footwear4Sprint Nextel7
FedEx45Starbucks22
Finish Line2Studio 61
Firestone Complete Auto Care6Subway5
Foot Locker2Super 83
Forever 212T-Mobile20
Fredericks Of Hollywood1T.G.I. Driday's2
GNC13Taco Bell11
GameStop8Talbots1
Gap2Target4
Goodwill7The Cheesecake Factory1
Gymboree3The Room Place2
H&R Block9Toyota2
Hilton3Toys"R"Us2
Hobby Lobby4True Value2
Holiday Inn2U-Haul24
Hollister Co.1UPS41
Home Depot5Vans8
Honda2Verizon Wireless1
Hot Topic2Victoria's Secret2
IHOP3Vons5
J. Jill2Waffle House3
J.Crew1Walgreens14
JCPenney2Walmart5
Jack In The Box10Wendy's7
Jamba Juice1Wet Seal1
JoS. A. Bank3Whole Foods Market1
Jones New York1YMCA4
Journeys2Z Gallerie1
Justice4

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