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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Sugar Land is a town in Texas with a population of 118,182. Sugar Land is in Fort Bend County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Sugar Land offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sugar Land there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Sugar Land and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Sugar Land are highly rated.
About Sugar Land...
Population
118,182

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$309,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,719
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Sugar Land Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    24.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    16.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    50
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    206.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,432.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    70.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Sugar Land

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$122,233
National
$55,322
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I have called Sugar Land home for 16 years! The town itself has undergone a lot of growth over the years. Personally, I think the community has improved. There are a variety of diverse restaurants, Town Centre does a wonderful job with holiday and extracurricular celebrations, and the Fort Bend County police department are very accessible to contact and are kind. As the city grows, more popular stores, restaurants, and gyms pop up which make them more accessible.
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Sugar Land is home to one of the most diverse populations in the entire country. With people from all ethnic backgrounds and walks of life, there is plenty of opportunities for success and entertainment in this town. With a growing population, Sugar Land is home to the state's finest secondary educational institutions, as well as demographically brightest students!
Sugar Land is an affordable, family-friendly, and eventful city to live in. From amazing houses to friendly neighbors, you can’t go wrong with living in this town! There are amazing restaurants and events that occur almost every weekend at First Colony Town Centre or at Smart Financial center. Great schools and amazing parks for children to feel safe and have fun are all here for parents to explore as well.