One of Houston's most booming and blossoming suburbs is also one of the richest in Texas. Data analysis website Stacker compiled a list of the wealthiest counties in Texas based on median household income, and Fort Bend County came out at No. 2 at $97,743.
To come up with its list, Stacker used U.S. Census Bureau data from 2019 showing the five-year estimate for median household income in each of Texas’ 254 counties. Aside from Fort Bend County, six other counties from the Houston area made Stacker’s list of the 50 richest counties in Texas.
Those other counties, followed by their median household income, are:
No. 4 Chambers County, $91,141
No. 9 Brazoria County, $81,447
No. 10 Montgomery County, $80,902
No. 22 Galveston County, $73,330
No. 34 Austin County, $66,206
No. 48 Harris County, $61,705
By comparison, the median household income for all of the U.S. was $68,703.
As CultureMap previously reported, Fort Bend is in the midst of a boom. The county ranked No. 4 for numeric growth in one year, with an 29,895 additional residents between July 2020-2021. Fort Bend also grew a staggering 40 percent between 2010 and 2020 years, according to U.S. Census data.
In 2020, Fort Bend was named one of the best small cities in the U.S. and the best cost of living in Texas. Spreading its considerable wealth, the county was named the second-most charitable in Texas that same year...