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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sugar Land demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fort Bend County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Houston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77459 ZIP code.
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.
54% of Sugar Land residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sugar Land, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $816. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,501.
Libraries in Sugar Land include First Colony Branch Library, Sugar Land Branch Library ... View libraries
Fort Bend County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sugar Land political report.
Sugar Land restaurants taking online reservations include Madras Foods Inc. ... View restaurants
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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