Sugar Land, TX
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Sugar Land is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 88,485 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Sugar Land is the 42nd largest community in Texas.

Sugar Land real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Sugar Land house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Sugar Land is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.48% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sugar Land is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sugar Land who work in management occupations (17.75%), sales jobs (13.29%), and office and administrative support (11.08%).

Also of interest is that Sugar Land has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Sugar Land is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Sugar Land’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Sugar Land, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.84 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Sugar Land. 58.79% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Sugar Land in 2010 was $51,204, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $204,816 for a family of four.

Sugar Land is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sugar Land home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sugar Land residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sugar Land include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.

Sugar Land also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 35.09%.

The most common language spoken in Sugar Land is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.