Latest Fort Bend Demographics Show Strong Sugar Land Residential Real Estate Growth

Between the 2000 and 2010 census on Fort Bend County, our area’s population grew 40% to 585,375 according to the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. 2012 figures show a population 627,018 and projections estimate the population to reach 723,713 souls by 2017. Another report by Cubit placed 2013 population estimates at 652,365 living in 205,137 households and enjoying a 7.1% poverty level, 3.6% unemployment and a median household income of $88,023.

It has been said that Fort Bend County has the world’s most ethnically diverse population, and while I can not confirm that claim, I can give you the Cubit Race & Origin breakdown:


Other interesting statistics show the sexes are almost evenly split at 49.2% male and 50.8% female and a slightly higher percentage of residents in the 10-19 and 40-49 year old age bracket, which generally reflects how many of the communities, such as Sugar Land, are perceived as a great place to raise a family. 44.8% of Fort Bend’s citizens have a Bachelor, Graduate or Professional degree according to American Community Survey in 2013.

As you can see, Fort Bend County is a very diverse, wealthy, educated and family oriented community. We enjoy relatively low housing costs (Median value of $194,100) and are within close proximity to the country’s fourth largest city, Houston, TX. The only downside is that our growth has resulted in a fairly low 4.4% availability of vacant housing units. So, if you are interested in relocating to Sugar Land, or one of the other great communities in Fort Bend County, contact an experienced and knowledgeable Realtor such as Stephanie Nelson of Prime Properties, who was raised in the area and has been serving Sugar Land’s real estate needs since 2002.

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Prime Properties is a Sugar Land area residential and commercial real estate brokerage firm serving Fort Bend County and Southwest Houstion. It is headed by Broker, Mike Harness and veteran Sugar Land area Realtors, Sherry Miles and Stephanie Nelson. For more information on Prime Properties, visit for contact form, phone and email information.