Sugar Land is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 118,488 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 91.91% 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 (17.24%), sales jobs (13.11%), and business and financial occupations (9.79%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.41% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Sugar Land is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Sugar Land really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Sugar Land perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Sugar Land, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.34 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. 60.10% 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 2018 was $53,529, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $214,116 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. Sugar Land also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.37% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sugar Land include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Sugar Land's cultural character, accounting for 34.88% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Sugar Land is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.