Community snapshot: Compare populations, demographics, other local data between Tomball, Magnolia communities

The population within Tomball ISD's boundaries grew by more than 70% in the last decade. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)
The population within Tomball ISD's boundaries grew by more than 70% in the last decade. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)

The population within Tomball ISD's boundaries grew by more than 70% in the last decade. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)

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The population within Magnolia ISD's boundaries grew by one-third over the last decade. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Tomball and Magnolia area has grown and become more diverse over the last decade, according to the 2020 decennial census.

Located within Harris County, the city of Tomball is home to the Historic Depot Plaza, reflective of its railroad roots and the site of many annual festivals. The city of Magnolia is located at the crosshairs of FM 1774 and FM 1488 in Montgomery County and is surrounded by ongoing residential and commercial developments.

Data for residents within Tomball ISD and Magnolia ISD boundaries is shown below.

Population changes

Growth within the school districts' boundaries has outpaced that of the state and Harris County over the past decade.

Local demographics


A greater percentage of residents in Magnolia ISD are Hispanic or Latino, white, or American Indian or Alaska native than in Tomball ISD.

Balancing budgets

Tomball and Magnolia ISDs fund multimillion-dollar budgets annually.

Top tax rates

School districts make up the largest portion of the overall tax rate in Tomball and Magnolia, although the districts have lowered their rates in recent years.

Elected officials

U.S. House of Representatives


8th District: Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands

38th District: vacant

Texas Senate

District 7: Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston

District 18: Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham

Texas House of Representatives

District 3: Cecil Bell Jr., R-Magnolia

District 130: Tom Oliverson, R-Cypress

District 150: Valoree Swanson, R-Spring

Harris County Commissioners Court

Judge: Lina Hidalgo

Precinct 3: Tom Ramsey

Precinct 4: R. Jack Cagle

Tomball City Council

Mayor: Gretchen Fagan

Position 1: John Ford

Position 2: Mark Stoll

Position 3: Chad Degges

Position 4: Derek Townsend Sr.

Position 5: Lori Klein Quinn

Magnolia City Council

Mayor: Todd Kana

Position 1: Daniel Miller

Position 2: Matthew “Doc” Dantzer

Position 3: Richard Carby

Position 4: Brenda Hoppe

Position 5: Josh Abernathy

Tomball ISD board of trustees

Position 1: Kathy Handler

Position 2: Michael Pratt

Position 3: John McStravick

Position 4: Mark Lewandowski

Position 5: Matt Schiel

Position 6: Justin Unser

Position 7: Lee McLeod

Magnolia ISD board of trustees

Position 1: Dacia Owens

Position 2: Sonja Ebel

Position 3: Gary Blizzard

Position 4: Kristi Baker

Position 5: Joe Duncan

Position 6: Travis Moffatt

Position 7: Chuck Adcox

Montgomery County Commissioners Court

Judge: Mark Keough

Precinct 2: Charlie Riley
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.