Information about Katy, Texas

One of the fastest-growing and most desirable suburbs in the Houston area, Katy is located where Fort Bend County, Harris County and Waller County converge. The Katy Freeway (I-10 West), the Grand Parkway and the Westpark Tollway link Katy to the nearby Energy Corridor and all of Houston. From historic homes and shops in Old Town Katy, to new homes and upscale restaurants in some of the nation’s largest and most popular master planned communities, Katy has it all. The actual City of Katy has a population of about 15,000, but the overall Katy area is home to more than 300,000 people, which is more than Pittsburgh. Katy receives a steady stream of accolades from national publications and groups for its high quality of life, its highly regarded schools and its educated and affluent population. Some of the biggest retail and entertainment complexes in the Houston region are in the Katy area, including Katy Mills Mall, home to more than 200 premium outlet stores, and LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, offering dozens of shops, restaurants, salons and cafes in a pedestrian friendly Main Street atmosphere. The University of Houston and Houston Community College both have campuses in Katy.


Demographic Information for Katy City, Texas

Population Estimates, 2017: 18,282

Median Household Income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017: $73,865

High School Graduate or Higher Percent of Persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017: 86.9%

Bachelor’s Degree of Higher, Percent of Persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017: 34.2%

Median Value of Owner-Occupied Housing Units, 2013-2017: $164,500

Median Selected Monthly Owner Costs (with Mortgage), 2013-2017: $1,557

(Credit: U.S. Census Bureau)


Popular Communities in Katy, Texas

Named after the 1872 settlement that later became Katy, Cane Island is a 1,000-acre community planned for more than 2,000 homes priced from the $200,000s to more than $1 million. The community is easily accessible from the Cane Island Parkway exit from I-10 West. Less than four miles west of the Grand Parkway, Cane Island is located in the Katy school district and is only minutes from the Energy Corridor and other destinations. The first phase includes 13 model homes in 7 residential neighborhoods. Three of these neighborhoods are gated, and overall home styles include traditional single-family homes and luxury patio homes. The first phase also includes a 4-acre amenity center with an amphitheater shaded by 75-year-old oak trees. Other attractions include a pool and splash pad, a two-story fitness center, and two spacious tree houses with decks. A glass conservatory offers an ideal place for community events and exhibits. The heavily wooded halfmile arrival experience includes two “living archway” tunnels made of evergreens and seasonal colors, leading to a three-acre lake and the Cane Island Welcome Center.