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Fort Bend County, Texas

US county information
NameFort Bend County
Largest citySugar Land
US Area
Total Area886 sq mi (2294.7 km2)
Land Area875 sq mi (2266.3 km2)
Water Area11 sq mi (28.5 km2)
Population585375 (2010)
Density258.2/km2 (669/sq mi)
Named forA blockhouse positioned in a bend of the Brazos River, which was the center of life in the future county in early days.
Congressional district9th
Congressional district22nd
Congressional district14th
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Fort Bend County is a county located along the Gulf Coast region in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston � Sugar Land � Baytown metropolitan area. In 2000 its population was 354,452, while the 2010 U.S. Census official county population is 585,375., amounting to 65.1% growth in ten years.

Since the 1970s Fort Bend County has been one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States. It is named for a blockhouse at a bend of the Brazos River; the fort was the start of the community in early days. Its county seat is Richmond , while its largest city is Sugar Land. It was founded in 1837.

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