Population up 44.03% in Sugar Land from 2014-19; median household income also increases

Check out the latest U.S. Census statistics for Sugar Land on population, demographic, education and employment. (Community Impact staff)
Check out the latest U.S. Census statistics for Sugar Land on population, demographic, education and employment. (Community Impact staff)

Check out the latest U.S. Census statistics for Sugar Land on population, demographic, education and employment. (Community Impact staff)

Located inside Fort Bend County, Sugar Land saw a jump in population between 2014-19 corresponding to its annexation of Greatwood and New Territory.

Sugar Land has a council-manager form of government, in which a city manager oversees city staff, enforces policy and prepares the budget while City Council appoints the city manager, approves the budget and establishes policy. The majority of Sugar Land students attend Fort Bend ISD, but some are zoned for Lamar CISD.

Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 American Community Survey, Community Impact Newspaper looked at population growth, changes in median household income, the age breakdown, local demographic information, education attainment and the largest employment sectors.

Population change




Sugar Land's population increased 44.03% from 2014-19.


Median household income




From 2014-19, Sugar Land's median household income grew by approximately $16,000.


Age analysis




The largest percentage of Sugar Land residents—29.4%—fall between ages 40-59. The median age in Sugar Land is 42.2, several years older than the median age, 36.3, in Fort Bend County.


Local demographics




Sugar Land's population is 42.7% white and 36.5% Asian. The next largest segment of the population—11.4%—identifies as Hispanic or Latino.


Education level




Approximately 94% of Sugar Land residents over age 25 have attained a high school diploma or more, while 60.1% have a bachelor's degree.




Largest employment sectors




Here are the top five largest employment sectors for Sugar Land residents age 16 and older.

  1. Management occupations

  2. Sales and related occupations

  3. Business and financial operations

  4. Office and administrative support

  5. Health diagnosing, treating practitioners and other technical occupations

By Claire Shoop
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.


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