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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 2016 Population*: 87,367
  • Form of Government: Council / Manager
  • Property Tax Base: $10.51 billion
  • City Employees: 711
  • Professional Firefighters: 115
  • Sworn Police Officers: 151
  • 2015-2016 Fiscal Year Annual Budget: $237.67 million
  • 2015-2016 Property Tax Rate: 31.595 cents
  • Total Dwelling Units**: 30,060
  • Average Residential Value: $319,729
  • Developed Land-Use Mix:
    • Residential: 71.11%
    • Commercial: 17.01%
    • Industrial: 11.88%
  • Bond Ratings:
    • Standard & Poor's: AAA
    • Fitch Ratings: AAA

* 2016 In-City Population Estimate
** Based on 2015 Land Use Inventory

This is Sugar Land