Located in the eastern Fort Bend County, 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston, Sugar Land is one of the fastest growing areas in Texas. The city which was initially a sugar plantation in the 1800’s was incorporated in 1959.
Sugar Land is home to the Imperial Sugar Company and the main refinery and the distribution center is located in the city. In addition to these Sugar Land also has a large number of energy, software and engineering companies located within its folds. The city has a total area of 24.9 square miles of area with a population of 79,943 residents as per the 2006 US Census estimates. The city has two major waterways, the Brazos River and the Oyster Creek.
The climate of the city is humid subtropical, with hot and humid summers and cool and temperate winters. Summer thunderstorms in the area sometimes bring tornadoes to the area. The population comprises of mainly white collared educated workforce.
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