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Sugar Land is a city in Fort Bend County, in the Houston-Baytown metro area.

The community was named for the sugar industry that formed the core of the local economy.

The latitude of Sugar Land is 29.619N. The longitude is -95.634W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 75 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 70,815.


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Median household income
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$81,767
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sugar Land demographic reports
Sugar Land is near the Brazos River.
Founder Samuel M. Williams obtained sugar cane stalks from a freight boat that had stopped in Cuba; he began cultivating the plant here and built a mill to process the sugar.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 154. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 2.2 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Museum of Southern History
Colleges and universities: Wharton County Junior College
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 66

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14% of Sugar Land residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sugar Land ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sugar Land was $33,506, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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54% of Sugar Land residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Sugar Land, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $816.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,501.


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Libraries in Sugar Land include First Colony Branch Library, Sugar Land Branch Library ... View libraries

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Fort Bend County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sugar Land political report.

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Sugar Land restaurants taking online reservations include Madras Foods Inc. ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Sugar Land workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 17 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sugar Land between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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