Fort Bend continues fast growth

Fort Bend County has once again made Forbes’ list of the fastest-growing counties in the country. In fact, reports the Houston Business Journal, it is listed as fifth in the nation.

From the Forbes article:

Since 2010 the county’s population has grown 7.2%, and since 2000 employment has increased 78%, in part due to the expansion of energy companies outside Houston. Fort Bend County is now home to 625,000 people, considerably more than the total population of most major core cities, including Atlanta, Cleveland, Baltimore and Portland. Like many of the boom counties, Fort Bend is also increasingly diverse, with a rapidly growing Asian population that is approaching 20% of the total. It is now the unlikely home to one of the nation’s largest Hindu temples.

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