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Sugar Land at a Glance
Founded as a sugar plantation in the mid 1800s and incorporated in 1959, Sugar Land is located in Fort Bend County, 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston. Sugar Land is a full-service municipality providing police and fire protection, water / wastewater utilities, solid waste collection, curbside recycling, a regional airport, parks and recreation, public works, planning / zoning and other services.

Demographics
  • Census 2010 figures ranked Sugar Land the state's 49th largest city in Texas. By race, the city's breakdown is:
    • 44.4% White
    • 35.1% Asian
    • 10.6% Hispanic or Latino
    • 7.3% Black or African American
    • 2.6% Other
  • Estimated 2013 Population*: 84,511
  • Form of Government: Council / Manager
  • Property Tax Base $10.3 billion
  • City Employees: 656
  • Professional Firefighters: 103
  • Sworn Police Officers: 149
  • 2013-2014 Fiscal Year Annual Budget: $207.57 million
  • 2013-2014 Property Tax Rate: 30.895 cents
  • Total Households*: 26,340 (as of Sept. 30, 2014q)
  • Total Dwelling Units*: 28,768
  • Average Residential Value: $286,246
  • Developed Land-Use Mix:
    • Residential: 71.61%
    • Commercial: 16.17%
    • Industrial: 12.22%
  • Bond Ratings:
    • Moody's Investors Service: Aa1
    • Standard & Poor's: AAA
    • Fitch Ratings: AAA

* City of Sugar Land Estimate, 2013, 2014

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