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 88,156 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Sugar Land is the 42nd largest community in Texas.

Sugar Land home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but Sugar Land real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Sugar Land is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.17% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sugar Land is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sugar Land who work in management occupations (16.72%), sales jobs (13.29%), and office and administrative support (12.18%).

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.

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.

In Sugar Land, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.11 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Sugar Land. 54.15% 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 $45,611, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $182,444 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 11.12% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sugar Land include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

In addition, Sugar Land has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (34.03%).

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