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Why Fort Bend County?

Fort Bend County continues to be one of the most diverse and economically successful areas in the U.S. From its highly ranked schools to nationally ranked master planned communities, Fort Bend county continues to offer its Residents the very best. Take a look at these Quick Facts as adopted from FortBendCounty.com:

  • Fastest-Growing Large County in the U.S. 2013-2014 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2015)
  • No. 5 for America’s fastest-growing counties in 2013 (Forbes, 2013)
  • Five public high schools ranked top in the metro area (Niche, 2014)
  • Home to six of the nation’s top 30 master planned communities (RCLCO Real Estate, 2014)
  • Top industries include: food manufacturing, energy, engineering, education, health care, and technology
  • Most ethically diverse county in the Houston metropolitan area (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014)
  • Diverse population including 50.74 percent Caucasian (332,567), 25.2 percent Hispanic (165,192), 20.06 percent African American (131,453), 17.36 percent Asian (113,752), 8.02 percent other (74,366), .44 percent American Indian and Alaska Native alone (2,885), .06 percent Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander alone (375)
  • 11.96 percent population growth 2010-2014, $105,681 average household income, 88.5 percent high school graduate or higher, 41.40 percent bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Fort Bend’s major thoroughfare system provides superior access into, through, and around the entire Greater Houston region
  • Home to Sugar Land Regional Airport and Arcola’s Houston Southwest Airport, with access to Greater.Houston’s international airports, George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport
  • Two national highway systems
  • Three major state highways
  • Two regional toll roads
  • Three major Class A railroads Access to Port of Houston and Port Freeport

Here are some additional important links related to Fort Bend County

US census information–
http://www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/PST045215/48157
Fort Bend County School District Information–
http://www.fortbendisd.com/fortbendisd
Lamar County School District Information–
http://www.lcisd.org/