Population, median income increased in Katy area from 2014-19

Spanning Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties, the Katy area saw, on average, a 30.5% increase in population from 2014 to 2019 across its six ZIP codes. (Community Impact staff)
Spanning Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties, the Katy area saw, on average, a 30.5% increase in population from 2014 to 2019 across its six ZIP codes. (Community Impact staff)

Spanning Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties, the Katy area saw, on average, a 30.5% increase in population from 2014 to 2019 across its six ZIP codes. (Community Impact staff)

Spanning Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties, the Katy area saw, on average, a 30.5% increase in population from 2014 to 2019 across its six ZIP codes.

Five of the six area ZIP codes saw an increase in median household income. On average, the Katy area saw an increase of 11.8% in median household income from 2014 to 2019, slightly less than the increases in Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties.


Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 American Community Survey, Community Impact Newspaper looked at population growth, changes in median household income, the age breakdown, local demographic information, education attainment and the largest employment sectors.

Population change


Each Katy-area ZIP code saw population growth over the past five years; ZIP code 77441 observed the largest percent change in population, at 122.4%.



Median household income


From 2014-19, the Katy area's average median household income grew by approximately 11.8%.



Age analysis


Residents between ages 0-19 make up the largest percentage of Katy area residents, at 32.85%.



Local demographics


The majority of Katy-area residents, 42%, are white. The next largest segment of the population—31.9%—identifies as Hispanic or Latino.



Education level


Approximately 92.1% of Katy-area residents over age 25 have attained a high school diploma or more, while 46.4% have attained a bachelor's degree or more.



Largest employment sectors


Here are the top five largest employment sectors for Katy-area residents age 16 and older.


  • Management occupations

  • Sales and related occupations

  • Office and administrative occupations

  • Business and financial occupations

  • Computer and mathematical occupations

By Morgan Theophil
Morgan joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2021 as the reporter for the Katy edition. She graduated from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism in 2018.