Population History

Through a series of annexations, Sugar Land has grown to its current size of approximately 87,504 as of Jan. 1, 2016.
* The 2010 Census population (78,817) differed from the City's 2010 estimate (84,511) by 7%.
Year Population Notes
1960 2,802

1970
3,318

1980
8,826

1986
15,587
Includes annexation of Sugar Creek
1990
24,529
Includes annexation of Fort Bend County MUD 16
1992
34,524
Includes annexation of Fort Bend County MUD 12
1994
36,846

1995
45,097
Includes annexation of First Colony MUDs 1, 6, and internal MUD 13
1996
45,699

1997
59,157
Includes annexation of First Colony MUDs 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8
1998
60,043

1999
61,587

2000
63,328
Census, April 1, 2000
2001
65,895
January 1, 2001
2002
66,721
January 1, 2002
2003
67,592
January 1, 2003
2004
69,129
January 1, 2004
2005
70,758
January 1, 2005
2006
74,472
January 1, 2006, includes annexation of FBC MUD 113 - Avalon
2007
76,228
January 1, 2007
2008
77,982
January 1, 2008
2009
79,573
January 1, 2009
2010
84,511
January 1, 2010, includes annexation of FBC MUD1 - RiverPark*
2010
78,817
Census, April 1, 2010
2011
84,511
*
2012
84,511
*
2013
84,511
*
2014
86,495

2015
86,972
1-Jan-15
2016
87,367
1-Jan-16
 2017
87,733
January 1, 2017