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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C
Population
683,756

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$217,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,252
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%

Fort Bend County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    94
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    32
    41
  • Robbery
    69
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    342
    500
  • Theft
    1,380
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    117
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$91,152
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Fort Bend County Reviews

16 reviews
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I first moved to Fort Bend in 2000 at age 13. While I wasn't comfortable at first, and I've grown to love it, and Ft. Bend county has truly become my home. The weather is still the worst-- it was 81 on Christmas Day-- but after learning how to figure out the commute times and traffic patterns, it isn't an impossibility to get around anymore. I have also come to appreciate the beauty that Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, and the neighborhoods therein have to offer anyone looking to move here. We have some of the best schools with Fort Bend ISD and Lamar ISD, we have some great community parks (like Oyster Creek Park), we have great restaurants, community centers like Town Square or Brazos Town Square, and overall our cost of living is low compared to available income.

We have just built a brand new performing arts center, the Smart Financial Center, right in Sugar Land. It will be bringing in some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry in the upcoming years.
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This county is very diverse and welcoming. Any background can easily fit and and be able to embrace their culture openly because there is a established diversity support system. As a very family oriented county, the schools are respectable.
Fort Bend is a great family-oriented, diverse, fun community of people. I've definitely enjoyed my time living here!