Fort Bend County

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Fort Bend County, Texas

301 Jackson St Suite 101
Richmond, TX 77469
Phone: (281) 341-8685
Fax: (281) 341-8669
www.co.fort-bend.tx.us

In east-central TX, southwest of Houston; organized Dec 29, 1837 from Austin County. Name Origin: For the fort built at a bend in the Brazos River, on the western border of the county

Area (sq mi):: 886.05 (land 874.64; water 11.41) Population per square mile: 530.10
Population 2005: 463,650 State rank: 10 Population change: 2000-20005 30.80%; 1990-2000 57.20% Population 2000: 354,452 (White 46.20%; Black or African American 19.80%; Hispanic or Latino 21.10%; Asian 11.20%; Other 12.00%). Foreign born: 18.30%. Median age: 33.30
Income 2000: per capita $24,985; median household $63,831; Population below poverty level: 7.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $33,672-$32,887
Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.20% Median travel time to work: 32.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 63.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Sugar Land (73,721)
  • Missouri City (66,587)
  • Rosenberg (29,470)
  • Stafford (18,794)
  • Richmond County seat (13,001)

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    Chicago: Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'A+' rating on Fort Bend County, TX's approximately $137.3 million senior lien toll road revenue bonds issued on behalf of the Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority (FBCTRA or the authority).
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