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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
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
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 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
86,886

Real Estate

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

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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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.
Sugar Land is thoroughly modern and a beautiful area to live and work. With new construction in both residential neighborhoods and business/commercial areas, Sugar Land is experiencing exponential growth. If new isn't your thing, the older established neighborhoods of Sugar Land are still clean, quaint, and affordable, easily accessed by highways and comfortably distanced from retail businesses, schools and entertainment venues. Almost all the properties in Sugar Land are the result of master planning. This gives the area the beauty and sophistication for family life and for individuals seeking an exciting and safe night life and entertainment venues. Close to Houston, TX for nationally known sport teams and unique events such as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and also within a short drive to the Gulf of Mexico for beaches and water sport, Sugar Land is central to a wealth of things to do.