Katy, TX
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Living in Katy


Katy is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 19,216 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Katy is the 176th largest community in Texas.

Katy real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Katy house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Katy isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Katy are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Katy is a city of service providers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Katy who work in management occupations (12.69%), office and administrative support (11.57%), and maintenance occupations (8.37%).

Also of interest is that Katy has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In Katy, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.20 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The citizens of Katy are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.84% of adults in Katy have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Katy in 2010 was $32,419, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,676 for a family of four. However, Katy contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Katy is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Katy home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Katy residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Katy also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.05% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Katy include German, English, Irish, Nigerian, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Katy's cultural character, accounting for 18.74% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Katy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.