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Time Zone: Fort Bend County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Richmond is the Seat for Fort Bend County.

Fort Bend County was founded in 1837. Fort Bend was created by taking area from Austin, and 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 last Census (which gave a population of 354,452 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Fort Bend represented 1.7% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 10th most populous county (out of 254 counties).

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
2000354,452The Last Census

More information can be found on the Fort Bend County Census Page for Fort Bend County.


Below are some of the communities located in Fort Bend County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Fort Bend County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Houston   2,257,9261,953,63115.58% increase  
Sugar Land   81,72563,32829.05% increase  
Missouri City   74,85352,91341.46% increase  
Rosenberg   33,96224,04341.26% increase  
Stafford   19,49115,68124.3% increase  

Websites for Fort Bend County

Official Website:   www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/

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

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