A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$267,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,512
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%

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
    33
    273
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    12
    41
  • Robbery
    47
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    232
    525
  • Theft
    1,395
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    28
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$104,939
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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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.
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Sugar Land is an amazing place to grow up in. Very diverse, family friendly, and outstanding schools, this city has a lot to offer. There are so many amazing restaurants in Sugar Land as well! Many people that live in Sugar Land have direct access to so many things and they are all in an local vicinity. Additionally, there are many affordable housing options for all types of families in this wonderful area!
Very safe area and family-oriented, which are major benefits. The different opportunities in regards to cultural diversity, excellent schools, and unique events offers an enriching experience. Although Sugar Land may be a relatively small town, it offers opportunities and chances that a big city can offer. Wonderful place to live!