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Sugar Land is a city in the state of Texas, within the Houston metropolitan area. It is one of the most affluent and fastest-growing cities in Texas. As of 2010, its population was 78,825.
The town was founded as a sugar plantation and incorporated in 1959. It's home to the headquarters of Imperial Sugar and the company's main sugar refinery and distribution center was once located here. The city serves as the headquarters of CVR Energy, Inc., which was listed as the city's only 2012 Fortune 500 company. Additionally, Sugar Land has a large number of international energy, software, engineering, and product firms.