Fort Bend County, Texas

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Fort Bend County, Texas

Fort Bend County is located on the Gulf Costal Plains of Texas. Land features level to rolling topography with alluvial soils that drains to the Brazos river, San Bernard river, and Smithers Lake. Local economy consists of agribusiness, petrochemicals, technology, government services, and many residence that work in Houston.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $2.3M
Lowest Price $265K
Highest Price $18.4M
Total Listings 135
Avg. Days On Market 251
Avg. Price/SQFT $678

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Where is Fort Bend County, Texas? 

  • Fort Bend County is in the coastal plains of southeastern Texas. Richmond, the county seat, at 29°35' north latitude and 95°45' west longitude, is twenty-eight miles west-southwest of Houston and at the approximate center of the county. The county comprises 869 square miles of level to slightly rolling terrain with an elevation ranging from eighty to 250 feet above sea level.
  • The county was founded in 1837 and organized the next year. It is named for a blockhouse at a bend of the Brazos River. The community developed around the fort in early days. Fort Bend County is included in the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan statistical area. Forbes ranked it the fifth-fastest growing county in the United States. The 2018 U.S. Census Bureau estimate of Fort Bend County's population is 787,858. In 2015, Fort Bend County became Texas's wealthiest county, with a median household income of $95,389 and a median family income of $105,944, surpassing Collin and Rockwall Counties since the 2000 census.

Adjacent Counties

  • Waller County (north)
  • Harris County (northeast)
  • Austin County (northwest)
  • Brazoria County (southeast)
  • Wharton County (southwest)

Sites and Attractions in Fort Bend County

  • Two major social and cultural events characteristic of the county and its people are the Fort Bend County Fair, first held in 1933 and still held annually each October, and the Fort Bend County Czech Fest, first held in 1976 as a spring tourist attraction and continued annually each May.
  • Brazos Bend State Park is a 4,897-acre state park along the Brazos River in unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas, run by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The park is a haven for a diverse mix of native wildlife and plants covering an equally diverse range of ecosystems.
  • The George Ranch Historical Park opened in 1988 as an educational partnership between The George Foundation and the Fort Bend History Association. The Park features four historic home sites: the 1830s Jones Stock Farm, 1860s Ryon Prairie Home, 1890s Davis Victorian Mansion and 1930s George Ranch Home and Cattle Complex.

Farming and Ranching in Fort Bend County 

  • Temperatures range from an average high of 94° F in July to an average low of 44° in January; rainfall averages slightly more than forty-five inches a year, and the growing season lasts 296 days. The Brazos River flows diagonally northwest to southeast through the county and drains the broad central valley via numerous creeks and bayous. The San Bernard River, which forms the west boundary, drains the western quarter of the county.
  • In 2002 the county had 1,560 farms and ranches covering 415,251 acres, 47 percent of which were devoted to crops, 46 to pasture and 5 percent to woodlands. That year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $49,851,000; crop sales accounted for $36,536,000 of the total. Nursery crops, cotton, sorghum, hay, soybeans, cattle, horses and rice were the chief agricultural products.

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