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Fort Bend County, TX&

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Population
716,087
4.49% growth
Median Age
36
Median Household Income
$95,389
8.43% growth
Poverty Rate
6.63%
Number of Employees
346,630
6.6% growth
Median Property Value
$239,400
13.8% growth

Economy

The economy of Fort Bend County, TX employs 346,630 people. The economy of Fort Bend County, TX is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services, which employ respectively 14.07; 3.46; and 1.3 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Fort Bend County, TX are Healthcare & Social Assistance (50,016), Retail trade (38,277), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (33,657), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($117,788), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($105,629), and Utilities ($88,085).

Median household income in Fort Bend County, TX is $95,389. Males in Fort Bend County, TX have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,197. The income inequality of Fort Bend County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.49 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Fort Bend County, TX. In Fort Bend County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 79 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,705. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.

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Diversity

Fort Bend County, TX is home to a population of 716,087 people, from which 87.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Fort Bend County, TX is composed of 247,234 White residents (34.5%), 172,672 Hispanic residents (24.1%), 144,117 Black residents (20.1%), 139,521 Asian residents (19.5%), and 9,476 Two+ residents (1.32%). The most common foreign languages in Fort Bend County, TX are Spanish (110,683 speakers), Chinese (24,334 speakers), and Urdu (14,015 speakers), but compared to other places, Fort Bend County, TX has a relative high number of Urdu (14,015 speakers), Gujarati (6,510 speakers), and Hindi (10,205 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Fort Bend County, TX awarded 175 degrees. The student population of Fort Bend County, TX is skewed towards females, with 3 male students and 172 female students. Most students in Fort Bend County, TX are Black or African American (69 and 39.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (55 and 31.4%), White (35 and 20%), and Two or more races (10 and 5.71%). The largest universities in Fort Bend County, TX by number of graduates are Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Stafford (175 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Fort Bend County, TX are General Cosmetology (104 and 59.4%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Fort Bend County, TX are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fort Bend County, TX is $239,400, which is 1.23 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $210,400 to $239,400, a 13.8% increase. The homeownership rate of Fort Bend County, TX is 77.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63%. People in Fort Bend County, TX have an average commute time of 32.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fort Bend County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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