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Overview

Introduction to Katy, Texas

Katy, Texas, in Harris county, is 16 miles NW of Sugar Land, Texas (center to center) and 27 miles W of Houston, Texas. The city is conveniently located inside the Houston metropolitan area.

Katy History

Katy was once known as Cane Island after the Cane Island Creek which runs west of the city's center. Originally, the area was a hunting ground of the Karankawa Indians. It was first settled in by the whites in 1872. Katy was officially incorporated as a city in 1945. The city was named after the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad which was commonly known as the "K-T Railroad." However, many believe the city was named after a local saloon keeper called Katy Mares.

Katy and nearby Attractions

  • Forbidden Gardens
  • Veterans Memorial Museum
  • Heritage Park
  • Tomball Museum Center
  • Stephen F. Austin State Park
  • National Museum of Funeral History

Things To Do In Katy

During your stay in Katy, you can visit the Forbidden Gardens which is an outdoor museum that replicates some of China's most important historic scenes. The local parks and playgrounds include Katy City Park, Thomas Park, Katy Heritage Park, Harvest Plaza, Woodsland Park, and Mary Jo Peckham Park. The Katy Veterans Memorial Museum exhibits military items of historical significance, and the Katy Heritage Museum exhibits vintage farming artifacts and equipment.

Katy Transportation

Air transportation can be availed from George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Katy Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered by numerous universities and colleges including Houston Baptist University, San Jacinto College-North Campus, Rice University, and Prairie View A & M University.

People

Total Population 15,796
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 12.8%
Employed Population 16+ 7,664
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 56.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.6%
Median Earnings25+ $44,396
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,532
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,069

Wealth

Median Family Income $82,829
% Above Poverty Level 91.6%
% Below Poverty Level 8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.3%
Median Gross Rent $953
Median House Value $156,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.5%
US/American 0%
English 7.9%
Irish 13.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Katy Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles NW of Sugar Land, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles W of Houston, Texas
County Harris
Standard Zip Codes 77449, 77450, 77493, 77494
P.O. Box Zip Codes 77491, 77492
Phone Area Codes 281
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.785
Longitude -95.824

Katy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SUGAR LAND
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 94 F
Oct Temp 60 to 82 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Station THOMPSONS 3 WSW
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 62 F
Apr Temp 59 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 94 F
Oct Temp 60 to 82 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station HOUSTON HOBBY AP
Distance 33.8 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 63 F
Apr Temp 61 to 79 F
Jul Temp 75 to 94 F
Oct Temp 62 to 82 F
Annual Precip 53.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Katy, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Park Row (77449, 77450, 77491, 77493, 77494)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brookshire 4,879 $31,639
Fulshear 3,228 $182,917

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Katy Hospitals

CHRISTUS ST CATHERINE HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
701 SOUTH FRY ROAD
(281) 599-5700
Emergency Service: Yes

MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
5602 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE
(281) 392-1111
Emergency Service: Yes

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Katy High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

CINCO RANCH H S
23440 CINCO RANCH BLVD
281-396-7000
Serves 3,235 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

KATY H S
6331 HWY BLVD
281-396-6700
Serves 3,182 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

TAYLOR H S
20700 KINGSLAND BLVD
281-647-3100
Serves 2,650 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

CALVIN NELMS HIGH SCHOOL
20625 CLAY RD
281-398-8031
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 140 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.2

KATY-HOCKLEY BOOT CAMP
9120 KATY HOCKLEY RD
713-394-4625
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 122 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

WEST HOUSTON CHARTER
5618 W 11TH
281-391-5003
A Charter School.
Serves 108 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

OPPORT AWARENESS CTR
1732 KATYLAND DR
281-396-6350
A Non-traditional School
Serves 72 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.4

KRAUSE CENTER
6301 S STADIUM LN
281-396-6000
Serves 45 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL OF CHOICE
1732 KATYLAND DR
281-396-6350
A Non-traditional School
Serves 31 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

SOUTHWEST H S - INCENTIVES
19333 CLAY RD
713-784-6345
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 20 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.1

HARRIS CO SCH FOR ACCELERATED LRN
6301 S STADIUM LN
281-396-6000
A Non-traditional School
Serves 3 students.

SPECIAL SERVICES ANNEX
6401 HWY BLVD
281-396-6000

ARTHUR MILLER CAREER CENTER
1734 KATYLAND DR
281-396-6300
A Non-traditional School

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