New census data shows increases in school-age children within Humble ISD boundaries

The geographic area that contains Humble ISD, which includes the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood area, has grown by roughly 25,000 residents since 2015, recent U.S. Census Bureau data shows, prompting the need for additional facilities within the district to accommodate growth. (Courtesy Humble ISD)
The geographic area that contains Humble ISD, which includes the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood area, has grown by roughly 25,000 residents since 2015, recent U.S. Census Bureau data shows, prompting the need for additional facilities within the district to accommodate growth. (Courtesy Humble ISD)

The geographic area that contains Humble ISD, which includes the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood area, has grown by roughly 25,000 residents since 2015, recent U.S. Census Bureau data shows, prompting the need for additional facilities within the district to accommodate growth. (Courtesy Humble ISD)

The geographic area containing Humble ISD has grown by roughly 25,000 residents since 2015, which translated to more jobs in most sectors of the economy, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Annual Community Survey five-year estimates for 2016-20.

The Annual Community Survey data, which was released March 17, includes the first year of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the bureau, the pandemic resulted in disruptions to its data collection, forcing the bureau to revise its methodology to reduce bias occurring as a result of nonresponses in 2020.


According to the new census data, the geographic area that contains Humble ISD, which includes the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood area, reached a total population of roughly 211,000 residents in 2020.




The number of school-age children within the district’s boundaries also grew by several thousand students, according to census data. Last year, HISD grew by roughly 2,700 students as the area’s population continues to expand. HISD trustees in February voted to call for a $775 million bond election that includes the construction of a new middle school to accommodate growth.





As the population within HISD’s boundaries grows, the number of residents who have attained degrees from higher education facilities has also expanded, according to census data.






Since 2015, most industries within the HISD boundaries have grown outside of food service, law enforcement, firefighting and prevention, and sales and office administration, which saw losses of 285, 169, 12 and 482 workers, respectively, census data shows.