Data shows population growth of Conroe, Montgomery outpacing Montgomery County

City of Conroe
The city of Conroe saw its population grow 37.69% from 2014 to 2019, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Conroe saw its population grow 37.69% from 2014 to 2019, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

Latest estimates released Dec. 10 from the U.S. Census Bureau show the cities of Conroe and Montgomery exceed Montgomery County in terms of more rapidly growing populations and a greater increase in median household income from 2014-19.

For example, the population of the city of Montgomery more than doubled from 2014-19—rising 146.48%—while Montgomery County's population grew 17.44% during that time, according to 5-year estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Additionally, the city of Conroe's population grew 37.69% during that time.

The city of Willis—home to 6,566 residents—saw its population grow 8.49% from 2014-19.

Median household income grew the most in the city of Montgomery of the three cities from 2014-19 as well, data shows, rising 66.85%.

Household income grew 49.81% in the city of Conroe during that time, still exceeding the county's increase of 18.71%.

The city of Willis saw its median household income rise 16.2% from 2014-19.

Montgomery also leads the three cities in the percent of residents age 25 and older with a high school diploma or higher. In Montgomery County, data shows 87.7% of residents age 25 and older have at least a high school diploma, and 35.5% of residents have at least a bachelor's degree.

By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia & Conroe | Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball|Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.


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