Sugar Land Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Sugar Land?

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There are 118,563 residents in Sugar Land, with a median age of 41.5. Of this, 49.03% are males and 50.97% are females. US-born citizens make up 62.8% of the resident pool in Sugar Land, while non-US-born citizens account for 25.31%. Additionally, 11.89% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 104,299 people in Sugar Land currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 118,563 -0.1%
Male Population 58,136 -1.0%
Female Population 60,427 0.7%
Male population 49.03%
Female population 50.97%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 41.5 -1.7%
Citizen US Born 74,463 -1.0%
Citizen not US Born 30,007 2.4%
Not Citizen 14,093 -0.9%
Citizen US Born 62.8%
Citizen not US Born 25.31%
Not Citizen 11.89%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 2,159 21.2%
Moved from Same County 5,782 0.3%
Moved from Same State 3,610 9.2%
Moved from Different State 1,604 8.1%
Same House as Last Year 104,299 -1.0%
Moved from Abroad 1.84%
Moved from Same County 4.92%
Moved from Same State 3.07%
Moved from Different State 1.37%
Same House as Last Year 88.8%

What are the employment statistics in Sugar Land?

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White-collar workers make up 91.76% of the working population in Sugar Land, while blue-collar employees account for 8.24%. There are also 8,889 entrepreneurs in Sugar Land (15.06% of the workforce); 40,788 workers employed in private companies (69.11%); and 5,468 people working in governmental institutions (9.26%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 54,160 0.9%
Blue Collar 4,861 3.0%
White Collar 91.76%
Blue Collar 8.24%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 8,889 15.8%
Private Companies 40,788 -1.3%
Governmental Workers 5,468 -2.6%
Not for Profit Companies 3,876 2.1%
Self Employees 15.06%
Private Companies 69.11%
Governmental Workers 9.26%
Not for Profit Companies 6.57%

How many households are there in Sugar Land?

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There are a total of 38,852 households in Sugar Land, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 80.63% of these Sugar Land households, while non-family units account for the remaining 19.37%. Additionally, 37.86% of households have children and 62.14% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 38,852 -1.1%
Average People Per Household 3 1.0%
Family Households 31,328 -1.4%
Non-family Households 7,524 -0.2%
Family Households 80.63%
Non-family Households 19.37%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 14,711 -0.5%
Households without Children 24,141 -1.5%
Households with Children 37.86%
Households without Children 62.14%

What are the median and average incomes in Sugar Land?

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The average annual household income in Sugar Land is $157,968, while the median household income sits at $123,261 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $128,347, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $137,271. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $50,769 and $82,180, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $157,968 0.0%
Median Household Income $123,261 1.6%
People below Poverty Level 5,166 3.8%
People above Poverty Level 112,095 -0.4%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Sugar Land?

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There are 40,527 housing units in Sugar Land, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1993. Of the 38,852 occupied housing units in Sugar Land, 81.18% are owner-occupied, while 18.82% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 58.92% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $342,000. In general, housing costs reach $1,731 per month in Sugar Land.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 40,527 -1.3%
Median Year Built 1993 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 334 32.5%
Built between 1940 and 1949 157 -22.7%
Built between 1950 and 1959 480 27.0%
Built between 1960 and 1969 719 5.3%
Built between 1970 and 1979 4,194 -9.3%
Built between 1980 and 1989 9,833 -7.1%
Built between 1990 and 1999 13,569 2.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 8,132 -0.5%
Built in 2010 or Later 3,109 8.9%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 38,852 -1.1%
Owner Occupied 31,541 -1.4%
Renter Occupied 7,311 -0.1%
Owner Occupied 81.18%
Renter Occupied 18.82%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 18,584 -0.1%
Without Mortgage 12,957 -3.1%
Median Value with Mortgage $342,000 4.5%
Median Value without Mortgage $332,300 4.6%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,731 2.5%
With Mortgage 58.92%
Without Mortgage 41.08%

What is the level of education in Sugar Land?

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Approximately 16.95% of the population in Sugar Land holds a high school degree (that's 15,596 residents), while 17.07% have attained a college certificate (18,063 locals) and 33.03% have a bachelor's degree (30,390 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 2,826 -1.1%
Some High School 15,596 0.2%
Some College 18,063 4.3%
Associate Degree 5,927 2.7%
Bachelor's Degree 30,390 0.0%
Graduate Degree 21,573 1.7%
No High School 3.07%
Some High School 16.95%
Some College 17.07%
Associate Degree 6.44%
Bachelor's Degree 33.03%
Graduate Degree 23.45%

What is the marital status of Sugar Land residents?

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A total of 25,275 people in Sugar Land have never been married (which represents 25.93% of the total population), while 61,358 of them are wedded (62.94%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 895 (0.92%) and 6,729 (6.9%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 25,275 1.6%
Married 61,358 -1.4%
Separated 895 -6.7%
Widowed 4,124 -2.7%
Divorced 6,729 10.9%
Never Married 25.93%
Married 62.94%
Separated 0.92%
Widowed 4.23%
Divorced 6.9%

What are the most common means of transportation in Sugar Land?

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The top three means of transportation people in Sugar Land use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 50,430 residents commute by car, 867 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 140 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 50,430 -1.8%
Bus or TrolleyBus 867 -30.9%
Bicycle 8 -38.5%
Motorcycle 31 55.0%
TaxiCab 56 -3.5%
Walk 140 -24.7%

What is the median and average household income in Sugar Land by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
77478 24,673 9,073 $97,639.00 $142,362.00
77479 95,615 29,628 $139,294.00 $168,713.00
77498 52,950 15,914 $86,934.00 $113,789.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.
Zip codes included in this demographic data: 77478 77479 77498

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