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Fulshear, Texas
Motto(s): 
"Fort Bend County's Premier Address"
Location of Fulshear, Texas
Location of Fulshear, Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Fort Bend
Area
 • Total 11.06 sq mi (28.65 km2)
 • Land 11.01 sq mi (28.52 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.14 km2)
Elevation
131 ft (40 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 408
 • Estimate 
(2019)
13,914
 • Density 1,263.76/sq mi (487.92/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
77441
Area code(s) 281, 832, 713, 346
FIPS code 48-27876
GNIS feature ID 1336299

Fulshear ( FUUL-shər) is a city in northwest Fort Bend County, Texas, and is located on the western edge of the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area.

History

The city incorporated in 1977.

Around 2003 the community only had 400 people. Growth in Fulshear exploded in the 2000s due to its proximity to Houston. Around 2008 the community had around 700 residents. In October 2013 the population went over 5,000. By that time, traffic was commonplace while historically it had not been.

Geography

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Map of Fulshear

Fulshear is located in northern Fort Bend County at 29°41′27″N 95°53′26″W / 29.69083°N 95.89056°W / 29.69083; -95.89056 (29.690824, -95.890531). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.15 square miles (21.12 km2), of which 8.09 square miles (20.95 km2) is land and 0.066 square miles (0.17 km2), or 0.79%, is water.

It is located at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 359 and Farm to Market Road 1093. Downtown Houston is 33 miles (53 km) to the east, and Wallis is 15 miles (24 km) to the west. Interstate 10 at Brookshire is 7 miles (11 km) to the north.

Fulshear has an extraterritorial jurisdiction of 37.11 square miles (96.1 km2). Of the general law cities in Texas, Fulshear has one of the largest ETJs.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 300
1940 100 −66.7%
1950 250 150.0%
1960 200 −20.0%
1970 349 74.5%
1980 594 70.2%
1990 557 −6.2%
2000 716 28.5%
2010 1,134 58.4%
2019 (est.) 13,914 1,127.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

Fulshear, TX is home to a population of 6.2k people, from which 90.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 16.6% of Fulshear, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.03k people). The ethnic composition of the population of Fulshear, TX is composed of 3.87k White Alone residents (62.5%), 940 Hispanic or Latino residents (15.2%), 733 Asian Alone residents (11.8%), 350 Black or African American Alone residents (5.64%), 288 Two or More Races residents (4.64%), 15 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.242%), 3 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0484%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904. The median household income in Fulshear, TX is $174,194. Males in Fulshear, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Fulshear, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than the national average. From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fulshear, TX grew at a rate of 35.6%, from 1.99k employees to 2.7k employees. The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fulshear, TX, are Management Occupations (675 people), Sales & Related Occupations (356 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (243 people).

Postal service

The United States Postal Service operates the Fulshear Post Office at 8055 Farm to Market Road 359 South.

Transportation

Airports near Fulshear, located in unincorporated Fort Bend County, include Westheimer Air Park, Cardiff Brothers Airport, and Dewberry Heliport.

Area airports with commercial airline service include George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport, both of which are in Houston.

Arts and culture

In 2011, the Fulshear Art Council (FAC), a non-profit 501c3 organization, was created to encourage and support the arts and arts education in Fulshear and the surrounding areas. The council began showcasing local artists and their artwork at events hosted in downtown Fulshear. These showcases now occur the first Tuesday of the month and are referred to as Arts and Drafts events. FAC changed its name to Arts Fulshear in 2012, and the organization began providing art and theater classes to local youth. In 2013, Arts Fulshear added adult art classes, and it began hosting the annual Fulshear Art Walk.

Documentaries

The documentary The Heart of Texas was filmed partly in Fulshear.

Gallery

Education

Public schools

Fulshear is zoned in separate portions to schools in the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District (LCISD) and the Katy Independent School District (KISD).

LCISD portion

  • The LCISD portion is served by:
    • Huggins Elementary School (Fulshear) - The elementary school is named after John Huggins who won world fame by training the first horse to win the English Derby.
    • Leaman Junior High School (Unincorporated Fort Bend County) - The junior high school is named after Dean Leaman, the owner of Allied Concrete.
    • Fulshear High School (Unincorporated Fort Bend County) - The high school is named after the city founder, Churchill Fulshear Jr

Katy ISD portion

The KISD portion is served by:

  • James Randolph Elementary (Fulshear)
  • Adams Junior High School
  • Campbell Elementary
  • Seven Lakes Junior High School (Unincorporated Fort Bend County- Cinco Ranch/Seven Meadows area)
  • Obra Tompkins High School (Unincorporated Fort Bend County- Cinco Ranch/Kings Lake/Silver Ranch area)
  • Jordan High School

Private schools

As of 2019 the British International School of Houston in Greater Katy has a school bus service to Fulshear.

Colleges and universities

The LCISD portion is zoned to Wharton County Junior College while the Katy ISD portion is zoned to Houston Community College.

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