Sugar Land, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sugar Land, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Sugar Land had a population of 85,738 as of July 1, 2016. Sugar Land ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sugar Land is located at latitude 29.5993 and longitude -95.6306 in Fort Bend County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sugar Land (see map below) encompass a land area of 33.59 sq. miles and a water area of 2.1 sq. miles. Fort Bend County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 75 feet.

The City of Sugar Land (GNIS ID: 2411994) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Sugar Land is located within Sugar Land Division of Fort Bend County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sugar Land population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Sugar Land, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 85,738
Population in Households 85,309
Population in Familes 78,202
Population in Group Qrtrs 429
Population Density1 2,552
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 29,299
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 23,862
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 30,413 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,090 (75.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,209 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,114 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $287,020
Average Home Value $356,425


Median Household Income $106,427
Average Household Income $139,482
Per Capita Income $48,117
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.36% 2.53%
Households 1.5% 2.54%
Families 1.4% 2.54%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sugar Land, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sugar Land to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 41 98th
Population Density1 # 205 88th
Diversity Index2 # 312 82nd
Median Household Income # 70 96th
Per Capita Income # 76 96th

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