Sugar Land, Texas Population 2021

117,910
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Sugar Land is a city located in Fort Bend County Texas. With a 2020 population of 117,910, it is the 33rd largest city in Texas and the 249th largest city in the United States . Sugar Land is currently declining at a rate of -0.24% annually but its population has increased by 49.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 78,817 in 2010. Sugar Land reached it's highest population of 118,967 in 2017. Spanning over 43 miles, Sugar Land has a population density of 2,912 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sugar Land is $157,923 with a poverty rate of 4.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,775 per month, and the median house value is $323,300. The median age in Sugar Land is 42.2 years, 40.8 years for males, and 43.4 years for females.

Sugar Land Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sugar Land was:

  • White: 52.05%
  • Asian: 36.57%
  • Black or African American: 6.96%
  • Two or more races: 2.31%
  • Other race: 1.69%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.22%
  • Native American: 0.21%
The current population of Sugar Land, Texas is 117,910 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 118,777.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 78,817.

Sugar Land, Texas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20217,246,13089,9901.24%
20207,156,14090,0001.26%
20197,066,14089,9901.27%
20186,976,15076,0601.09%
20176,900,09093,5901.36%
20166,806,500134,6901.98%
20156,671,810171,6102.57%
20146,500,200171,9902.65%
20136,328,210144,6802.29%
20126,183,530127,3402.06%
20116,056,190108,9501.80%
20105,947,2400.00%

Sugar Land Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White61,78352.05%
Asian43,40636.57%
Black or African American8,2666.96%
Two or More Races2,7422.31%
Some Other Race2,0061.69%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2560.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native2500.21%
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Sugar Land Population by Race

Sugar Land Population Pyramid $2021

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Sugar Land Median Age

42.2


Total

40.8


Male

43.4


Female

Sugar Land Adults

There are 91,723 adults, (18,516 of whom are seniors) in Sugar Land.

Sugar Land Age Dependency

62.2

Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Sugar Land Sex Ratio

Female

59,981

50.53%

Male

58,728

49.47%

Sugar Land Population by Age

Sugar Land Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sugar Land Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88%12%
All81.4%18.6%
Male77.2%22.8%
Female66.3%33.7%
Non Family63.1%36.9%

81.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sugar Land Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All39,2983.0181.4
Married27,9233.4388
Non Family7,5391.1763.1
Female2,9583.6666.3
Male8783.2877.2

3.41

Average Family Size

3.01

Average Household Size

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Sugar Land Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,8093.40%
9th to 12th Grade2,1692.63%
High School Graduate10,63112.88%
Some College11,95014.48%
Associates Degree5,3676.50%
Bachelors Degree28,50334.54%
Graduate Degree21,10125.57%
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Sugar Land Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sugar Land Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White36,73135,85022,456
Asian29,85227,11619,860
Hispanic8,6947,8843,757
Black5,6165,3102,868
Other Race1,5381,460632
2+ Races1,3471,158690
Native American23117635
Islander186133

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.60%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.53%.

Sugar Land Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$64,300$84,768$50,543
Less Than 9th Grade$31,365$37,917$21,845
High School Graduate$30,585$36,168$22,393
Some College$46,431$57,229$37,740
Bachelors Degree$71,698$100,387$53,423
Graduate Degree$100,918$122,534$71,161

$64,300

Average Earnings

$84,768

Average Male

$50,543

Average Female

Sugar Land Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sugar Land Language by Age

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Sugar Land Language

56.98% of Sugar Land residents speak only English, while 43.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 19.09% of the population.

Sugar Land Language

Sugar Land Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White50,6142,0814.11%
Asian43,4051,8694.31%
Hispanic13,2676855.16%
Multiple2,74230010.94%
Black8,1771682.05%
Other1,9801346.77%
Native250218.40%

4.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.80%

Male Poverty Rate

4.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sugar Land

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sugar Land is Multiple, with 10.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sugar Land is Black, with 2.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.79%.

Sugar Land Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School8.92%
Less Than 9th Grade5.83%
Some College3.01%
Bachelors or Greater2.93%

Sugar Land Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed13.02%
Male Unemployed9.90%
Female Employed2.94%
Male Employed1.49%

Sugar Land Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sugar Land Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$121,274$157,923
Families$136,257$171,709
Married Families$148,906-
Non Families$62,429$95,520
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Income by Household Type

Sugar Land Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

62.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.5%

Male Marriage Rate

61.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Sugar Land Married by Age and Sex

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Sugar Land Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Sugar Land Marital Status by Race

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Sugar Land Marital Status

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3,956

Number of Veterans

3,560

Male Veterans

396

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,539
First Gulf War779
Second Gulf War543
Korea286
World War II170

Sugar Land Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,151
75+1,064
35 to 54898
55 to 64668
18 to 34175

Sugar Land Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,9856.14%
Hispanic5395.58%
Black5077.93%
Asian3311.00%
2+ Races704.80%
Native American3414.72%
Other Race291.84%

Sugar Land Veterans by Race

Sugar Land Veterans by Education

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0.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sugar Land Veterans by Education

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64.2%

Labor Force Participation

61.2%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Sugar Land Employment by Age

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Sugar Land Employment by Race

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Sugar Land Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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41.43%

Born in Sugar Land

65.12%

Native Born

34.88%

Foreign Born

11.98%

Non Citizen

22.90%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

65.12% of Sugar Land residents were born in the United States, with 41.43% having been born in Texas. 11.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Sugar Land Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021117,910-289-0.24%
2020118,199-289-0.24%
2019118,488-289-0.24%
2018118,777-190-0.16%
2017118,9671830.15%
2016118,7843790.32%
2015118,4051,5981.37%
2014116,8073,3172.92%
2013113,4902,2131.99%
2012111,2771,4231.30%
2011109,8541,4511.34%
2010108,40345,0755.52%
200063,32838,7999.95%
199024,52915,70310.76%
19808,8265,50810.28%
19703,3185161.70%
19602,8026021.22%
19402,2000.00%

Sugar Land Population by Year