Katy, TX

Katy profile

Living in Katy

Katy is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 21,729 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Katy is the 176th largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Katy is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (12.86%), maintenance occupations (9.50%), and office and administrative support (9.12%).

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.

Because of many things, Katy is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Katy a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Katy has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Katy’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Katy, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.17 minutes every day commuting to work.

The citizens of Katy are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.01% of adults in Katy have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Katy in 2018 was $37,207, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $148,828 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 29.45% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Katy include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Katy's cultural character, accounting for 18.87% of the city’s population.

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