Income/capita 41%
Household income 23%
Unemployment 43%
Income per capita$17,464$29,224$27,828
Median household income$42,634$47,010$54,727
Median income owner occupied$0$71,418$70,980
Median income renter occupied$0$35,250$36,330
Median earnings male$26,363$31,458$36,153
Median earnings female$20,437$23,896$25,035
Unemployment rate6.7%5.0%4.1%
Poverty leveln/a21.9%16.7%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Sugarland is 41% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Sugarland is 23% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Sugarland is 43% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Sugarland is equal to the national average

Best Places for Employment in and Around Sugarland

See all the best places to live around Sugarland

Compare Houston, TX Employment

      How would you rate the job market in Sugarland?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      How accessible is public transit in Sugarland?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      See all Sugarland poll results

      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Sugarland median earnings by income bracket

      Sugarland employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry18.7%1.3%
      Manufacturing sector9.5%0.7%
      Financial & insurance services1.8%4.1%
      Wholesale & retail services17.9%14.8%
      Public administration1.8%1.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.5%2.1%
      Education, health & social services8.5%31.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hunters Creek Village, TX4,688$250,001352%
      Piney Point Village, TX3,312$250,001352%
      Bunker Hill Village, TX3,909$221,824301%
      West University Place, TX15,318$220,868299%
      Bellaire, TX18,140$187,805239%
      Houston, TX2,240,582$47,01015%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Chicago, IL2,714,017$50,4349%
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,938$39,77028%
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,324$49,32811%
      San Antonio, TX1,439,358$48,18313%
      San Diego, CA1,374,812$68,11723%
      Houston, TX2,240,582$47,01015%
      Source: The Sugarland, Houston, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).