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Welcome to Sugar Land ...

The city of Sugar Land is located in Fort Bend County<1>.

The location of Sugar Land has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sugar Land has a population of 118,488 people<3> (see below for details).

Sugar Land was established in 1908.

The community of Sugar Land is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<4>.

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)<5>, (713) & (832).

The ZIP codes for Sugar Land: 77478-77479, 77487, 77496<6>

Websites for Sugar Land ...

Official Website: www.ci.sugar-land.tx.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sugar Land had an population of 118,488 people. This is an increase of 50.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 87.1% since the 2000 Census).

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 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).

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

Adding Sugar Land to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Sugar Land in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Sugar Land elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Sugar Land on a Rand McNally Map of Texas (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sugar Land on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Sugar Land ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sugar Land.

  • Houston [Harris County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
    • Houston [Harris County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Sugar Land
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,320,268 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<8>
  • Pearland [Brazoria County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearland
    • Pearland [Brazoria County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Sugar Land
    • Estimated population in 2019: 122,460 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearland<8>
  • Rosenberg [Fort Bend County]
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    • Rosenberg [Fort Bend County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Sugar Land
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,307 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosenberg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosenberg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosenberg<8>
  • Katy [Harris County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Katy
    • Katy [Harris County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Sugar Land
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,729 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Katy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Katy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Katy<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bellaire [Harris County]
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      • Bellaire [Harris County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Sugar Land
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,971 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellaire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellaire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellaire<8>
    • West University Place [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West University Place
      • West University Place [Harris County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Sugar Land
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,585 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West University Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West University Place
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West University Place<8>
    • Fulshear [Fort Bend County]
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      • Fulshear [Fort Bend County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the west of Sugar Land
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,914 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulshear
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulshear<8>
    • Manvel [Brazoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manvel
      • Manvel [Brazoria County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Sugar Land
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,671 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manvel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manvel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manvel<8>
    • Richmond [Fort Bend County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Fort Bend County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the west of Sugar Land
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,578 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<8>
    • Hunters Creek Village [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Creek Village
      • Hunters Creek Village [Harris County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Sugar Land
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Creek Village

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sugar Land. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sugar Land.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sugar Land.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sugar Land. See our Newspapers 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Fort Bend County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sugar Land: www.ci.sugar-land.tx.us/

The official website for Fort Bend County: www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Fort Bend, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sugar Land.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sugar Land - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for Sugar Land, area code (281, 832) is an overlay.
<6>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.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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       In this case, the coordinates for Sugar Land have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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