Sugar Creek is a city in Clay and Jackson counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 3,345 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Sugar Creek is located at 39°07′05″N 94°26′08″W / 39.118014°N 94.435630°W / 39.118014; -94.435630 (39.118014, -94.435630).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.33 square miles (29.34 km), of which 10.54 square miles (27.30 km) is land and 0.79 square miles (2.05 km) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,345 people, 1,420 households, and 852 families residing in the city. The population density was 317.4 inhabitants per square mile (122.5/km). There were 1,627 housing units at an average density of 154.4 per square mile (59.6/km). The racial makeup of the city was 90.9% White, 2.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.6% Pacific Islander, 2.4% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.1% of the population.
There were 1,420 households of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.0% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.0% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.96.
The median age in the city was 41.2 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.1% were from 25 to 44; 30.4% were from 45 to 64; and 15.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,839 people, 1,633 households, and 1,048 families residing in the city. The population density was 465.0 people per square mile (179.4/km). There were 1,753 housing units at an average density of 212.4 per square mile (81.9/km). The racial makeup of the city was 93.83% White, 0.81% African American, 0.78% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.44% Pacific Islander, 1.67% from other races, and 1.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.06% of the population.
There were 1,633 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $39,967, and the median income for a family was $46,208. Males had a median income of $35,341 versus $23,686 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,784. About 10.3% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18.
Sugar Creek Missouri neighborhoods include: Courtney Atherton, Sterling, The Creek