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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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  9. Cost of Living
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Sugar Land is a town in Texas with a population of 86,886. 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 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
86,886

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$292,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,635
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Sugar Land Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    22.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    16.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    40.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    176
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,197.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    62.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Sugar Land

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$108,994
National
$55,322
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Sugar Land Reviews

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I am very proud to call the City of Sugar land home. Having lived here for four years, I am grateful for this city. First off, it has such a hometown feeling. If my family and I go on vacation, I have sense of belonging when I come back. It's a nice feeling to have. You have everything you need here: groceries, the best restaurants, shopping malls, and some of the best medical resources in the state. Being right outside of Houston is a bonus! In forty five minutes, you are in the heart of the city of Houston. The caliber of the citizens and schools are outstanding. Fort Bend is such a deserving school district, and they know what's best for their students. Sugar Land is an incredible place to live overall.
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Sugar Land is a dynamic, growing and diverse community with excellent schools and amazing food! The city is committed to maintaining and expanding the various services within the community while at the same time thinking about the years ahead and what will enhance community and livability. They are committed to diversity and that is reflected in our businesses, schools and local government.
I've been living in Sugar Land for the past 13 years now and I have to say that I love it! My parents decided to move here because they wanted me and my siblings to go to a good school district then the one that I was attending and I thank them for making that decision. This sure is a great place to live in. The environment here is awesome, very family friendly. Sugar Land has lots of parks around the area that are so beautiful. Residents that live in Sugar Land have access to a lot of things like restaurants, mall, even a science museum! The school district of Fort Bend ISD is great, Sugar Land also has a community college (WCJC) which is the one that im attending right now and I really enjoy going there. This city is growing more and more every day, from the construction of new homes and a variety of stores that are opening up. Sugar Land sure is a great place to raise a family !