Census data shows increase in population, median household income in Conroe, Montgomery, Willis

Census data shows increases in population and median household income in Conroe, Montgomery and Willis from 2015 to 2020. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Census data shows increases in population and median household income in Conroe, Montgomery and Willis from 2015 to 2020. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Census data shows increases in population and median household income in Conroe, Montgomery and Willis from 2015 to 2020. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The U.S. Census Bureau released data March 17 including information from its Annual Community Survey five-year estimates for 2016-20. According to the bureau, the pandemic caused disruptions in data collection, and the bureau revised its methodology to reduce bias occurring as a result of nonresponses in 2020.

Compared to the 2015 five-year estimates, the data shows a general increase in population, a decrease in unemployment and an increase in median household income.



According to the 2015 and 2020 five-year estimates, the population increased in all Conroe, Willis, and Montgomery ZIP codes.






The majority of Montgomery, Willis and Conroe ZIP codes have lower unemployment rates than the national rate, according to the U.S. Census Bureau unemployment estimates for 2020. Compared to 2015, the majority of ZIP codes saw a decrease in unemployment in 2020.




All Montgomery, Willis and Conroe ZIP codes have had increases in median household income from 2015 to 2020, and most of the ZIP codes have a higher median household income than the national median.





By Maegan Kirby

Reporter, xxConroe/Montgomery

Maegan joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in January 2022 after graduating with a degree in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin. Maegan covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in Conroe and Montgomery. Prior to CI, Maegan was a life and arts reporter for The Daily Texan at The University of Texas at Austin and an associate producer on the Darkness podcast.