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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Management occupations
- Sales and related occupations
- Business and financial operations
- Office and administrative support
- Health diagnosing, treating practitioners and other technical occupations