DATA: Getting to know The Woodlands

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The Woodlands Township was established through a special election in 2007. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Woodlands population increased by nearly 7% in the five-year period from 2014-18, reaching nearly 110,000 residents, according to the latest available census data released in mid-December. The median home value saw a 2.99% increase from 2017-18, and the median annual household income in the area has increased by 3.26%.


This article ran in the January 2020 edition of The Woodlands. Read the full e-edition here.
By Ben Thompson
Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2019 and is a reporter for The Woodlands edition.


MOST RECENT

A hospitalized man in his 20s with no comorbidities has died. (Community Impact staff)
Montgomery County's active coronavirus cases continue slow drop; 69th death reported Aug. 3

A hospitalized man in his 20s with no comorbidities has died.

“We understand these are uncertain times and many families are worried how they are going to balance work and follow the vital school curriculum at home,” YMCA President and CEO Stephen Ives said in the release. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Registration open for 11 YMCA locations offering virtual learning centers to help working families this fall

“We understand these are uncertain times and many families are worried how they are going to balance work and follow the vital school curriculum at home,” YMCA President and CEO Stephen Ives said in the release.

Club Z! Tutoring and Test Prep Services of Spring and The Woodlands offers in-home and online tutoring for students in subjects including math, reading and science, in addition to test prep services such as for the SAT, ACT and even college admissions. (Courtesy Pixabay)
Spring-based Club Z! Tutoring and Test Prep Services sees change in ownership

The business offers in-home and online tutoring, as well as test preparation services for students in grades K-12.

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Texas Medical Center ICU capacity returns to Phase 1 levels as COVID-19 hospitalizations decline

The Texas Medical Center has fewer patients in intensive care units as of Aug. 2.

Cinepolis The Woodlands is now reopened for patrons with safety protocols in place. (Courtesy Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas)
Cinepolis The Woodlands movie theater officially reopens with discounted classics

The theater reopened July 31 after being closed for more than four months.

Texas sales tax
Report: With boost in e-commerce, Texas sales tax receipts increased 4.3% in July

The loss of extra unemployment support could send numbers back down, however.

Lone Star College has pushed back classes that meet in-person until Sept. 8. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lone Star College delays in-person class meetings to September

In-person and hybrid courses will begin meeting Sept. 8 after initially being scheduled for Aug. 24.

The Texas State Teachers Association has asked the state to prohibit in-person teaching until at least Sept. 8. (Design by Shelby Savage/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas State Teachers Association demands TEA prohibit in-person classes until Sept. 8

The statement was released after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier this week said that local districts have the sole authority to close schools due to the ongoing pandemic.

The confirmed number of COVID-19 recoveries in Harris County jumped over the August 1 weekend as the city of Houston began operating under a new record keeping protocol that redefines recoveries to include any cases where it has been "28 days or more since the case was reported, or released from [the] hospital and [is] not deceased." (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: Recoveries jump, active cases fall under new case tracking definitions

The confirmed number of COVID-19 recoveries in Harris County jumped over the August 1 weekend as the city of Houston began operating under a new record keeping protocol that redefines recoveries to include any cases where it has been "28 days or more since the case was reported, or released from [the] hospital and [is] not deceased."