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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  survey of  Katy residents, 98% said they would recommend Katy as a place to live.  The Katy Area was rated No. 1 in the United States for growth in 2010 by the Gadberry Group, a site selection consulting firm.

Over 309,000 people reside in the Katy Area and are drawn here by the Katy Independent School District (Katy ISD), which now has over 73,000 students. The Katy Area is  larger in population than the City of Pittsburg. 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 2020, projections show that over 356,422 people will reside in Katy. 550,000 persons are expected to reside in the Katy Area by the year 2035. 

Employment in the Katy Area continues to grow at similar pace.  The civilian employed population is 151,235 persons (2015) with growth projected to be 184,590 persons by the year 2020 (22.1% increase).  The Katy Area has a low unemployment rate at 4.4% (7,028 persons).

The demographics of the Katy Area are grounded in a strong income base with exceptional educational attainment. The average household income of $119,476 (2015) in the Katy Area is projected to increase to $137,906 by the year 2020. This strong income base translates into strong educational attainment above the national average, with over 42.8% (81,144 persons) of the population having bachelor’s or graduate degrees.

 

Katy Area Demographics Facts and Figures

  • Total Housing Units (2015): 101,264
  • Population Density (Pop./Sq. Mi., 2015):  1,793
  • Median Age (2015):   34.4
  • Median Household Income (2015):  $89,485
  • Per Capita Income (2015):  $39,101
  • Population by Race, Black (2014):  24,814 (8.6%)
  • Population by Race, Asian (2014):  31,823 (10.5%)
  • Population by Race, Hispanic Ethnicity (2014):  83,542 (28%) 
  • The Katy Area has accounted for 20% of the Houston’s residential plat submittals in recent years.
  • In 2014, 1,372 homes were sold in the Katy area in the Master Planned Communities of Cinco Ranch, Firethorne, Woodcreek Reserve, Cross Creek and Bridgelands.
Population & Demographics of the Katy Area (Katy ISD)
 Year  Population
 1990  81,559
 2000  139,998
 2010  256,984
 2011  269,823
 2012  283,026
 2013 (U.S. Census)  305,800
 2014 (Alteryx, 2015) 302,705
 2015 (Alteryx, 2015) 309,556
   

 2018 Projection

337,614

 2019 Projection 348,848
 2020 Projection 356,442
 Change 1990-2000  70.8%
 Change 2000-2010  83.9%
 Change 1990-2010  171.4%
 Change 2013-2018  16.3%
 Change 2014-2019 15.4%
 Change 2015-2020 15.1%
 Source: Alteryx and U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, 2015

 

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