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The City of Katy is the hub of three counties - Harris, Waller and Fort Bend - and is located 30 miles west of Houston. The City was founded on rice farming in the late 1800s and was formally incorporated in 1945.

The City provides the highest quality of life for its residents. Beautiful neighborhoods, master-planned communities and abundant green space for parks and recreation. Katy ISD ranks among the top school districts in the country, offering students excellent education. Many large, mid-size and small businesses call Katy home, and the City of Katy is proactive in economic development to create a business-friendly environment.

Katy offers the best of both worlds - the charm of a small town, but all the conveniences of a large city. It is rich in traditions and heritage and boasts a community pride that is unmatched. Whether you're a young professional, growing family, retired senior or business owner, Katy is your hometown.


Population estimates, July 2018 19,216
Population, Census, April 2010 14,102
Land area per square mile, October 2016 14.6
Households estimate, July 2018 5,820
Race and Origin
      White  80%
      Hispanic or Latino  12%
      Black or African American  5%
      Asian  2%
      Other  1%


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