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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
About Sugar Land...
Population
85,681

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$283,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,617
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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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
    20
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    12
    41
  • Robbery
    48
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    278
    500
  • Theft
    1,290
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    53
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$108,504
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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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 !
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Sugar Land is a peaceful town. People run, bike, or swim in their neighborhoods. Vast lakes glitter in the sun in every neighborhood with ducks that bask in the light. There is the occasional sight of a boat gliding across the water to disappear into the horizon. Sometimes, when my friend and I come home exhausted from school, we take our bikes and ride to the local shops. Sure during the summer the weather is unwelcoming, but feeling the pure relief of walking into an air-conditioned ice cream store with blood pumping through the veins feels incredible. Nearby, town center bustles with life. Local shops hold unique items, and restaurants contain dishes from different cultures. In the center is a grass lawn with a fountain containing a majestic statue of Stephen F. Austin. There, family events are hosted. Parents bring out their kids and sit on the grass lawn or walk with their kids down the fashion show aisle. The only complaint I have are the mosquitoes that bite me all the time.
I moved to Sugar Land with my parents in 1972 - at that time it had 5,000 residents. It was a great place to grow up in. Since then my parents have continued to live here (45 years) and I have moved back with my family to live close by. Sugar Land has grown considerably (up to about 85,000 now) but the growth has been beautifully managed. The city is bustling but quite navigable. There is incredible diversity in the population bringing all types of opportunities for personal growth and cultural awareness. It is a very safe place to live and a location with a lot of conveniences - available shopping, entertainment and great parks. Commuting into Houston brings challenges, depending on your destination and times - but all major cities have traffic issues. Coming home to Sugar Land is always a great relief! The school district (Fort Bend ISD) served me well when I was a participant and continues its excellence to this day.