Fort Bend County residents enjoy a strong sense of community in an environment where public safety is a high priority. This affluent county is home to approximately 716,087 Texas residents. When you consider the 875 square miles of land area and the current population, this county has a population density of 784 people per square mile. You’ll find Waller County to the north, Harris County to the northeast, Austin County to the northwest, Brazoria County to the southeast, and Wharton County to the southwest. Fort Bend County has 21 cities, towns, and villages. There are ten census-designated areas and ten unincorporated communities in this county. Fort Bend is one of the most populated counties in Texas. With so many people moving to and from their homes to work and play, there is a need for stable and organized transportation. The average commute time is around 31 minutes. Residents benefit from the commuter buses that operate thanks to the Public Transportation Department. Those traveling for pleasure or business make use of the Sugar Land Regional Airport. Other airports in the county include Happy Landings Airport, Houston Southwest Airport, and Westheimer Air Park. Six school districts serve students in Fort Bend County. Districts include Brazos Independent School District, Fort Bend Independent School District, Katy Independent School District, Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, Needville Independent School District, and Stafford Municipal School District. When you consider that 84.3% of the population over the age of 25 has a high school degree or higher, it’s easy to see that educational excellence is taken seriously by residents of this county. Your real estate agent is the best source of information about the local community and real estate topics. Give Erica Stietenroth a call today at 979-574-4909 to learn more about local areas, discuss selling a house, or tour available homes for sale.