Fort Bend County

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Fort Bend County is the wealthiest county in Texas with a median household income of $95,389 and a median family income of $105,944. Located approximately 35 miles from downtown Houston, it was listed by Forbes as the 5th fastest-growing county in the United States.

Fort Bend County is adjacent to Harris and Brazoria Counties.


In contrast to Greater Houston in general, Fort Bend County's economy tends to be more diverse, with numerous service-sector jobs in healthcare, energy, education, hospitality and other areas. Major companies with a presence in the county include Schlumberger, Minute Maid, Fluor and Sunoco's logistics operations in Sugar Land. The Houston Business Journal reported in 2010 that the diversity of industries promoted decades of rapid population growth. After Memorial Hermann Hospital and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital opened facilities in Fort Bend County, already home to local facilities for Houston Methodist Hospital in Sugar Land, as well as locally based OakBend Medical Center in Richmond, numerous doctors moved their offices to the county. Schlumberger recently announced plans to move its North American headquarters to Sugar Land.


Public School Districts include Fort Bend Independent School District, Katy Independent School District, and Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. Higher education opportunities include University of Houston Sugar Land campus, Houston Community College System, and Wharton County Junior College.


Popular communities include Fulshear, Richmond, Stafford, and Sugar Land. Search homes for sale today. Contact me to learn more about the area!

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Updated: 18th October, 2019 1:27 PM.