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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,632
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens11.7%
Employed Population 16+8,079
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married58.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.6%
Median Earnings25+$42,810
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,137
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,843

Wealth

Median Family Income$85,895
% Above Poverty Level90.6%
% Below Poverty Level9.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone21.5%
Median Gross Rent$969
Median House Value$156,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.7%
German19.7%
Irish12.7%
English8.8%
French Except Basque3.8%
Italian2.7%
African1.9%
Czech1.9%
Welsh1.7%
Polish1.4%
Scottish1.3%
Swedish1.2%
Nigerian1.2%
Norwegian1%
Dutch0.5%
Arab0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Israeli0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Katy Almanac

CategoryValue
County Waller County, Harris County, Fort Bend County
Standard Zip Codes77449, 77450, 77493, 77494
P.O. Box Zip Codes77492, 77491
Phone Area Codes713, 281, 346, 832
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.79
Approximate Longitude-95.82

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)

StationSUGAR LAND
Distance16.4 miles
Jan Temp42 to 62 F
Apr Temp58 to 79 F
Jul Temp74 to 94 F
Oct Temp60 to 82 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches
StationTHOMPSONS 3 WSW
Distance23.8 miles
Jan Temp43 to 62 F
Apr Temp59 to 79 F
Jul Temp74 to 94 F
Oct Temp60 to 82 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationHOUSTON HOBBY AP
Distance33.8 miles
Jan Temp45 to 63 F
Apr Temp61 to 79 F
Jul Temp75 to 94 F
Oct Temp62 to 82 F
Annual Precip53.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brookshire4,999$46,400
Fulshear4,572$172,778
Orchard332$37,679
Pattison514$70,893
Richmond11,939$53,750
Simonton792$94,583

Katy Hospitals

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
(Non-profit)
23900 Katy Freeway
Christus St. Catherine Hospital
(Non-profit)
701 South Fry
Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital Katy
(Proprietary)
21720 Kingsland Boulevard #102

Katy Public Schools

Alternative Learning Ctr - West
19350 Rebel Yell
ZIP: 77449
(281) 855-4310
Other
Bonnie Holland El
23720 Seven Meadow Pkwy
ZIP: 77449
(281) 234-0500
Primary
Total Enrollment 944
Calvin Nelms H S
20625 Clay Rd
ZIP: 77449
(281) 398-8031
High
Total Enrollment 157
Calvin Nelms Middle
20625 Clay Rd
ZIP: 77449
(281) 398-8031
Middle
Total Enrollment 146
Cardiff J H
3900 Dayflorwer Dr
ZIP: 77449
(281) 234-0600
Middle
Total Enrollment 963
Cypress Lakes H S
5750 Greenhouse Rd
ZIP: 77449
(281) 856-3800
High
Total Enrollment 3599
Diane Winborn El
22555 Prince George
ZIP: 77449
(281) 237-6650
Primary
Total Enrollment 761
Dr Debbie Emery El
19636 Plantation Myrtles Dr
ZIP: 77449
(281) 213-1550
Primary
Total Enrollment 913
Duryea El
20150 Arbor Creek Dr
ZIP: 77449
(281) 856-5174
Primary
Total Enrollment 1024
Franz El
2751 N Westgreen Blvd
ZIP: 77449
(281) 237-8600
Primary
Total Enrollment 964
Hemmenway El
20400 W Little York
ZIP: 77449
(281) 856-9870
Primary
Total Enrollment 1030
Jack & Sharon Rhoads El
19711 Clay Rd
ZIP: 77449
(281) 237-8500
Primary
Total Enrollment 1126
Jowell Elementary
6355 Greenhouse Rd
ZIP: 77449
(281) 463-5966
Primary
Total Enrollment 965
Loraine T Golbow El
3535 Lakes Of Bridgewater Dr
ZIP: 77449
(281) 237-5350
Primary
Total Enrollment 807
Mcfee Elementary School
19315 Plantation Cove Ln
ZIP: 77449
(281) 463-5380
Primary
Total Enrollment 1113
Mcroberts El
3535 N Fry Rd
ZIP: 77449
(281) 237-2000
Primary
Total Enrollment 817
Morton Ranch El
2502 Mason Rd
ZIP: 77449
(281) 234-0300
Primary
Total Enrollment 899
Morton Ranch H S
21000 Franz Rd
ZIP: 77449
(281) 237-7800
High
Total Enrollment 3378
Morton Ranch J H
2498 N Mason Rd
ZIP: 77449
(281) 237-7400
Middle
Total Enrollment 1190
Robinson El
4321 Westfield Village Dr
ZIP: 77449
(281) 855-1240
Primary
Total Enrollment 1101
Sheridan El
19790 Kieth Harrow Blvd
ZIP: 77449
(281) 856-1420
Primary
Total Enrollment 1023
Sundown El
20100 Saums Rd
ZIP: 77449
(281) 237-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 873
T H Mcdonald J H
3635 Lakes Of Bridgewater Dr
ZIP: 77449
(281) 237-5300
Middle
Total Enrollment 1041
Thornton Middle
19802 Kieth Harrow Blvd
ZIP: 77449
(281) 856-1500
Middle
Total Enrollment 1391
Walker El
6424 Settlers Village
ZIP: 77449
(281) 345-3200
Primary
Total Enrollment 1071
Garland Mcmeans Jr High
21001 Westheimer Pkwy
ZIP: 77450
(281) 237-8000
Middle
Total Enrollment 1081
Hazel S Pattison El
19910 Stonelodge
ZIP: 77450
(281) 237-5450
Primary
Total Enrollment 825
James E Williams El
3900 S Peek Rd
ZIP: 77450
(281) 237-7200
Primary
Total Enrollment 705
Jeanette Hayes El
21203 Park Timbers
ZIP: 77450
(281) 237-3200
Primary
Total Enrollment 701
Memorial Parkway El
21603 Park Tree Ln
ZIP: 77450
(281) 237-5856
Primary
Total Enrollment 850
Memorial Parkway J H
21203 Highland Knolls
ZIP: 77450
(281) 237-5800
Middle
Total Enrollment 878
Nottingham Country El
20500 Kingsland Blvd
ZIP: 77450
(281) 237-5500
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
Rodger & Ellen Beck J H
5200 S Fry Rd
ZIP: 77450
(281) 237-3300
Middle
Total Enrollment 1063
Sue Creech El
5905 S Mason Rd
ZIP: 77450
(281) 237-8850
Primary
Total Enrollment 834
Taylor H S
20700 Kingsland Blvd
ZIP: 77450
(281) 237-3100
High
Total Enrollment 2943
West Memorial El
22605 Provincial Blvd
ZIP: 77450
(281) 237-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 816
West Memorial J H
22311 Provincial Blvd
ZIP: 77450
(281) 237-6400
Middle
Total Enrollment 756
Fort Bend Co Alter
1732 Katyland Dr
ZIP: 77492
(281) 237-6350
Harris Co Sch For Accelerated Lrn
1732 Katyland Dr
ZIP: 77492
(281) 237-6350
Other
Total Enrollment 9
Aristoi Classical Academy
5618 W 11th St
ZIP: 77493
(281) 391-5003
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Aristoi Classical Upper School
906 Ave A
ZIP: 77493
(281) 391-5003
Middle
Total Enrollment 133
Arthur Miller Career Center
1734 Katyland Dr
ZIP: 77493
(281) 237-6300
High
Katy El
5726 George Bush Ave
ZIP: 77493
(281) 237-6550
Primary
Total Enrollment 609
Katy J H
5350 Franz Rd
ZIP: 77493
(281) 237-6800
Middle
Total Enrollment 1288
Leadership Academy
9120 Katy Hockley Rd
ZIP: 77493
(713) 222-4629
Other
Total Enrollment 67
Opport Awareness Ctr
1732 Katyland Dr
ZIP: 77493
(281) 237-6350
Other
Total Enrollment 77
Project Tyke
1736 Katyland Dr
ZIP: 77493
(281) 237-2750
Primary
Total Enrollment 12
Raines H S
1732 Katyland Dr
ZIP: 77493
(281) 237-6350
High
Total Enrollment 205
Robert King El
1901 Charlton House Ln
ZIP: 77493
(281) 237-6850
Primary
Total Enrollment 1290
Zelma Hutsell El
5360 Franz Rd
ZIP: 77493
(281) 237-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 815
Beckendorff J H
8200 Fry Rd
ZIP: 77494
(281) 237-8800
Middle
Total Enrollment 1697
Cimarron El
1100 S Peek Rd
ZIP: 77494
(281) 237-6900
Primary
Total Enrollment 664
Cinco Ranch H S
23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd
ZIP: 77494
(281) 237-7000
Other
Total Enrollment 3171
Cinco Ranch J H
23420 Cinco Ranch Blvd
ZIP: 77494
(281) 237-7300
Middle
Total Enrollment 1241
Edna Mae Fielder El
2100 Greenway Village Dr
ZIP: 77494
(281) 237-6450
Primary
Total Enrollment 1120
Fred And Patti Shafer El
5150 Ranch Point Dr
ZIP: 77494
(281) 234-1900
Primary
Total Enrollment 1093
Griffin El
7800 S Fry Rd
ZIP: 77494
(281) 237-8700
Primary
Total Enrollment 933
Harmony Science Academy - West Houston
22400 Grand Corner Dr
ZIP: 77494
(713) 343-3333
Other
Total Enrollment 872
Joella Exley El
21800 Westheimer Pkwy
ZIP: 77494
(281) 237-8400
Primary
Total Enrollment 988
Katy H S
6331 Hwy Blvd
ZIP: 77494
(281) 237-6700
High
Total Enrollment 3065
Keiko Davidson El
26906 Pine Mill Ranch Dr
ZIP: 77494
(281) 234-2500
Primary
Total Enrollment 1095
New El #38
6301 S Stadium Ln
ZIP: 77494
(281) 396-6000
New El #39
6301 S Stadium Ln
ZIP: 77494
(281) 396-6000
New H S #013
6301 S Stadium Ln
ZIP: 77494
(281) 396-6000
New Jr #15
6301 S Stadium Ln
ZIP: 77494
(281) 396-6000
Odessa Kilpatrick El
26100 Cinco Ranch Blvd
ZIP: 77494
(281) 237-7600
Primary
Total Enrollment 1109
Ray And Jamie Wolman El
28727 N Firethorne Rd
ZIP: 77494
(281) 234-1700
Primary
Total Enrollment 1212
Roberta Wright Rylander El
24831 Westheimer Pkwy
ZIP: 77494
(281) 237-8300
Primary
Total Enrollment 1339
Roosevelt Alexander El
6161 S Fry Rd
ZIP: 77494
(281) 237-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 1040
Seven Lakes H S
9251 S Fry Rd
ZIP: 77494
(281) 237-2800
High
Total Enrollment 3463
Seven Lakes J H
6026 Katy Gaston Rd
ZIP: 77494
(281) 234-2100
Middle
Total Enrollment 1725
Stanley C Stanley El
26633 Cinco Terrace Dr
ZIP: 77494
(281) 434-1400
Primary
Total Enrollment 1117
Tom Wilson El
5200 Falcon Landing Blvd
ZIP: 77494
(281) 396-6000
Primary
Total Enrollment 1014
Tompkins H S
4400 Falcon Landing Blvd
ZIP: 77494
(281) 234-1000
Other
Total Enrollment 1620
Trinity Charter School
5638 Medical Center Dr
ZIP: 77494
(281) 392-7505
High
Total Enrollment 51
Ursula Stephens El
2715 Fry Rd
ZIP: 77494
(281) 234-0200
Primary
Total Enrollment 746
Woodcreek El
1155 Woodcreek Bend Ln
ZIP: 77494
(281) 234-0100
Primary
Total Enrollment 1004
Woodcreek J H
1801 Wood Creek Bend Ln
ZIP: 77494
(281) 234-0800
Middle
Total Enrollment 1906

Katy Private Schools

Katy Christian Academy
1941 Westborough Dr
ZIP: 77449
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 61
Pope John Xxiii High School
1800 W Grand Pkwy N
ZIP: 77449
Secondary
Total Enrollment 370
Primrose School Of North Mason Creek
21480 Park Row Dr
ZIP: 77449
Elementary
Total Enrollment 158
Westside Baptist Academy
3883 Lakes Of Bridgewater Dr
ZIP: 77449
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 36
Childs Play Learning Center
1530 Norwalk Dr
ZIP: 77450
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Cinco Ranch Montessori
2530 S Peek Rd
ZIP: 77450
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Crosspoint Christian School
700 Westgreen Blvd
ZIP: 77450
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
Innovative Montessori School - Katy
20660 Westheimer Pkwy Ste J
ZIP: 77450
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Katy Gt Academy
21020 Highland Knolls Dr
ZIP: 77450
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Primrose School Of Cinco Ranch
1540 S Peek Rd
ZIP: 77450
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Primrose School Of Kelliwood
2402 S Westgreen Blvd
ZIP: 77450
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
St Peters Early Childhood Development Center
20775 Kingsland Blvd
ZIP: 77450
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
The Houston Learning Academy - Katy Campus
180 Applewhite Dr
ZIP: 77450
Secondary
Total Enrollment 13
Faith West Academy
2225 Porter Rd
ZIP: 77493
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 582
Katy Adventist Christian School
1913 East Ave
ZIP: 77493
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Mirus Academy
906 Avenue A
ZIP: 77493
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 94
Royal Christian Academy
5900 Avenue D
ZIP: 77493
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Grace Classical Academy
600 Pin Oak Rd
ZIP: 77494
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
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