Powered by one of the most acclaimed school districts in the state of Texas, Katy’s growth is fueled by an abundant and talented population which is growing five to six percent annually. In a recent survey of 400 Katy residents, 98% said they would recommend Katy as a place to live. Katy was also rated the Number One Place in the United States for growth in the year 2010 by the Gadberry Group, a site selection consulting firm.

Over 286,000 people reside in Katy and are drawn here by the Katy Independent School District (Katy ISD), which now has 62,000 students. Katy’s past growth between the years 2000 and 2010 increased by 83%. This phenomenal growth is projected to continue, fueled by Katy ISD, energy companies and corporations, businesses and entrepreneurs. By the year 2017, 319,000 people will reside in Katy and 550,000 persons by the year 2035.

Katy’s demographics are grounded in a strong income base gaining diversity every day. Katy’s average household income of $104,000.00 is set to increase to $120,000.00 by the year 2017. This strong income base translates into strong educational attainment above the national average, with over 29.5% of the population earning bachelor’s degrees.

Katy Growth Facts and Figures

  • Katy’s non-white, non-hispanic population has increased over 100% in the past 10 years.
  • Katy’s hispanic population has tripled over the past ten years from 22,757 to 74,682, which is nearly 30% of the total population.
  • In 2010, Katy ISD accounted for 21% of the Houston’s residential plat submittals.
  • In 2012, there were 1,900 homes sold in Katy in the following Master Planned Communities: Cinco Ranch, Firethorne, Woodcreek Reserve, Cross Creek and Bridgelands.
Population & Demographics of Katy ISD
 Year  Population
 1990  81,559
 2000  139,998
 2010  256,984
 2011  269,823
 2012 286,000
 2013 283,026
 2018  332,448
 Change 1990-2000  70.7%
 Change 2000-2010  83.5%
 Change 1990-2010  171.4%
 Change 2013-2018  17.4%
 Source: Alteryx, 2013


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