Demographics and Workforce

We’re home to over 200 corporate headquarters across a broad spectrum of manufacturing and industrial sectors, research and development testing laboratories, and of course, energy.

The Katy area is energy-centric, proud to call ourselves home some of the largest companies in the industry, such as BP North America, Shell and Wood, employing over 55,000 people.

The area is where energy works and lives! We draw from a civilian labor pool of over 2.0 million that is predominately white collar, but diverse enough to handle any type of work. An estimated 40% of all engineers in the Greater Houston area live in the Katy area.

In addition to serving the energy market, we are home to a workforce of over 350,000, employed in office and administrative support positions with companies such as Medline, Academy Sports and Outdoors, GEICO and Igloo, among many others.

By the Numbers

Discover more about the Katy area Workforce

Interested in learning more about the Katy area workforce? Visit the Workforce section of our website and discover what sets Katy area talent apart.

Below please find access to location information through Katy Area EDC’s Zoom Prospector Enterprise Geographic Information System (ZPE)  System. Click on the arrows by topic and follow the arrows to generate maps and reports.  

Katy, TX and Surrounding Region

Population

Total Population

1,017,295

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

35

Diversity Index

85.800

Housing & Income

Households

337,773

Total Housing Units

356,679


Owner Occupied

234,370

Renter Occupied

103,403

Vacant

18,906

Median Home Value

$270,663


Average Home Value

$320,524

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.80%

Income Projection

Median Household

$98,059 $110,911


Average Household

$130,808 $150,301


Per Capita

$43,430 $49,855

Workforce

Total Businesses

32,535

Total Employed

343,550

Workers 16+

445,825

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

4,192

Employed

50,518

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

2,522

Employed

35,778

2022 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

1,310

Employed

34,960

2022 Prof/Scientific/Tech Service

cp-industries

Businesses

3,292

Employed

32,927

2022 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

2,335

Employed

32,456

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

2,638

Employed

31,564

Some
High School

25,657

Graduated
High School

106,852

Associates
Degree

60,083

Bachelor's
Degree

199,179

Graduate
Degree

100,094

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

368,977

Non-Resident Commuters

72,692

Drive Alone

348,587

Carpooled

44,031

Public

7,104

Work At Home

35,356