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The 2000 Census showed that Fort Bend County had a population of 354,452 people. This represented 1.7% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 10th most populous county (out of 254 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Fort Bend had a population of 556,870 people. This is an increase of 57.11% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010585,375+65.15%+5.12% since 2009
2009556,870+57.11%+4.56% since 2008
2008532,609+50.26%+4.79% since 2007
2007508,260+43.39%+4.9% since 2006
2006484,522+36.7%+5.74% since 2005
2005458,234+29.28%+4.71% since 2004
2004437,642+23.47%+5.15% since 2003
2003416,208+17.42%+4.96% since 2002
2002396,554+11.88%+5.71% since 2001
2001375,122+5.83%+5.83% since 2000
2000354,452The Last Census

Fort Bend County had 115,991 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Fort Bend County has a total area<3> of 886 square miles [2,294 km²]. Of this total, 874 square miles [2,265 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.29%) being water (11.41 square miles [29.54 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Fort Bend County had a population density of 405.3 people per square mile [156.5 people/km²], making it the state's 11th most densely populated county (out of 254 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Fort Bend County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Fort Bend and the state of Texas.

Click here for the Fort Bend County QuickFact (QF-48157).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Fort Bend County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Sugar LandQF-487080881,72563,32829.05%
Missouri CityQF-484880474,85352,91341.46%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Fort Bend County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AustinQF-48015   NW27,24823,59015.51%
BrazoriaQF-48039   SE309,208241,76727.9%
HarrisQF-48201   NE4,070,9893,400,57819.71%
WallerQF-48473   NW36,53032,66311.84%
WhartonQF-48481   SW41,00041,188-0.46%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Fort Bend. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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