Some of the cities, towns, and places in Fort Bend County are Arcola, Beasley, Booth, Brazoria County, Cinco Ranch, Clodine, Crabb, Cumings, Duke, Fairchilds, Fifth Street, Foster, Four Corners, Fresno, Fulshear, Greatwood, Guy, Harris County, Houston, Juliff, Katy, Kendleton, Long Point, Meadows Place, Mission Bend, Missouri City, Montgomery County, Needville, New Territory, Orchard, Pearland, Pecan Grove, Pittsville, Pleak, Powell Point, Richmond, Riverstone, Rosenberg, Sienna Plantation, Simonton, Stafford, Sugar Land, Tavener, Thompsons, Waller, Weston Lakes
Fort Bend County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. According to 2019 census estimates, its population was 811,688 and Texas's 10th-most populous county. 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. The county seat is Richmond, and the largest city located entirely within the county borders is Sugar Land. The largest city by population in the county is Houston; however, most of Houston's population is located in neighboring Harris County.
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.