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Katy, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Katy had a population of 16,019 as of July 1, 2016. Katy ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Katy is located at latitude 29.7914 and longitude -95.827 in Harris County. The formal boundaries for the City of Katy (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Harris County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 138 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Katy are located in Harris County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Fort Bend County, and Waller County.

The City of Katy (GNIS ID: 2410166) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Katy is located within Houston Division of Harris County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Katy population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Katy, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,019
Population in Households 15,960
Population in Familes 14,452
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density1 1,423
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 5,328
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 4,411
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,698 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,127 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,202 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 370 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $205,726
Average Home Value $256,638


Median Household Income $84,219
Average Household Income $107,428
Per Capita Income $33,863
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.06% 3.21%
Households 1.85% 3.13%
Families 2.76% 3.2%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Katy, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Katy to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 179 90th
Population Density1 # 479 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 378 78th
Median Household Income # 129 93rd
Per Capita Income # 220 87th

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