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Sugar Land, Texas

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Welcome to Sugar Land ...

The city of Sugar Land is located in Fort Bend County.

The location of Sugar Land has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Sugar Land has a population of 118,600 people<2> (see below for details).

Sugar Land was established in 1908.

The community of Sugar Land is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Sugar Land lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Sugar Land is served by one (or more) of the following area codes: (281)<4>, (713) & (832).

The ZIP codes for Sugar Land: 77478-77479, 77487, 77496<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sugar Land had a population of 78,817 people (which is 13.46% of the total population of Fort Bend County). This makes Sugar Land the county's most populous community.

The population of Sugar Land represents 0.31% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 41st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 78,817 people, the population of Sugar Land increased 24.46% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 63,328 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Sugar Land had an population of 118,600 people. This is an increase of 50.48% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 87.28% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sugar Land.

Websites for Sugar Land ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sugar Land. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sugar Land. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sugar Land.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Sugar Land:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sugar Land ...

Looking for more information about Sugar Land? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sugar Land, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sugar Land.

Communities near Sugar Land ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Houston   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the Northeast (NE) of Sugar Land

Located in Harris County

Pearland   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the East (E) of Sugar Land

Located in Brazoria County

Rosenberg   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the West (W) of Sugar Land

Katy   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the Northwest (NW) of Sugar Land

Located in Harris County

Bellaire   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the Northeast (NE) of Sugar Land

Located in Harris County

West University Place   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the Northeast (NE) of Sugar Land

Located in Harris County

Richmond   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the West (W) of Sugar Land

Fulshear   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the West (W) of Sugar Land

Manvel   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the Southeast (SE) of Sugar Land

Located in Brazoria County

Hunters Creek Village   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the Northeast (NE) of Sugar Land

Located in Harris County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Sugar Land.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Fort Bend County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sugar Land:

The official website for Fort Bend County:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sugar Land.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sugar Land - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Sugar Land, area code (281, 832) is an overlay.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Sugar Land). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sugar Land or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Sugar Land includes: 77478, 77487 & 77496.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sugar Land) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sugar Land. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sugar Land

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sugar Land. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.5990, Longitude: -95.6226     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sugar Land have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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