Sugar Land's heritage traces its roots back to the original Mexican land grant to Stephen F. Austin. One of the first settlers of the land, Samuel M. Williams, called this land "Oakland Plantation" because there were many different varieties of oaks on the land, such as willow oak, post oak, water oak, southern red oak, and live oak.

As a company town from the 1910s until 1959, Sugar Land was virtually self-contained. Imperial Sugar Company provided housing for the workers, encouraged construction of schools, built a hospital for the workers' well-being, and provided businesses to meet the workers' needs. Many of the original homes built by the Imperial Sugar Company remain today in The Hill area and Mayfield Park of Sugar Land, and have been passed down through generations of family members.


Population

  • The population of Sugar Land, TX is 87,593
  • The top three races in Sugar Land, TX (by population) are: White (50.9%), Black or African American (35.8%) and Asian (7.7%)
  • The age distribution of Sugar Land, TX is 61.8% ages 20-64 years, 25.7% ages 19 year or younger and 12.5% ages 65 or over
  • The median age for females is 52 years old
  • The median age for males is 57 years old
  • 60.1% of Sugar Land, TX residents are married and 40.0% are single
  • 12.8% of residents have obtained a high school degree or a GED, while 20.4% of residents have obtained a college degree
  • The projected annual population growth in Sugar Land, TX between 2013-2018 is 2.8%
  • The estimated population density in Sugar Land, TX is 2,452 per square mile

Economy

  • The estimated per capita income for Sugar Land, TX is $45,364
  • The average household income in Sugar Land, TX is $130,816
  • The average travel times in Sugar Land, TX are: 30-59 minutes (42.8%), 15-29 minutes (28.0%) and 14 minutes or less (17.6%)
  • The total number of businesses in Sugar Land, TX is 3,989
  • The unemployment rate for Sugar Land, TX is 3.4%
  • The top three professions for the Sugar Land, TX population are: Professional/Related (32.8%), Sales/Office (25.7%) and Management/Business/Financial Operations (22.4%)

Households

  • 85.2% of Sugar Land, TX residents are married couples with children
  • The average family household size is 3.2
  • 81.6% of Sugar Land, TX residents own their home while 18.4% of residents rent
  • The median household income in Sugar Land, TX is $103,367
  • The owner-occupied median home value in Sugar Land, TX is $229,000
  • The renter-occupied median rent in Sugar Land, TX is $1,049

Data provided from REgis Online