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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Katy is a suburb of Houston with a population of 17,265. Katy is in Harris County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Katy offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Katy there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Katy and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Katy are highly rated.
About Katy...
Population
17,265

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$164,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$979
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Katy Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    164
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    74
    41
  • Robbery
    85
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    340
    500
  • Theft
    3,237
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    204
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Katy

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$73,865
National
$55,322
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Katy Reviews

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Katy, Texas is a growing, family-centered city just west of Houston with lots of stability. We moved here due to the excellent school district, and have been happy to discover the delicious restaurants, fun shops, lovely parks and positive atmosphere. We live in an established neighborhood (Nottingham Country) with a variety of generations and cultures represented, but there are plenty of new developments here in Katy too. La Centerra is a large outdoor shopping and recreational area that brings many members of the community together. I feel at home here; we lived in Houston, but Katy has a cozier feel that is a welcome change. The city is well maintained, and there are plenty of "hidden gems" around town. Just to name a few: Katy Budget Books, Katy Prairie Conservatory, Typhoon Texas Water Park, "the Hidden Lake" at Faith West Academy. I could go on; this fabulous city simply had a lot to offer--there are many reasons why the city is steadily growing!
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Katy is a small but growing suburb of Texas. Over the past 10-15 years, it has grown from barren lands into a boom town that continues to grow. It continually becomes "home" for more and more residents as houses and apartments continue to build. It has great schools and fun places to spend time and hangout with people. There is even its own water park! It's a good place to start a family. There are plans for a water walk and and Asian town. If you are looking for a fun place full of diversity and things to do, Katy is the place to be.
I have recently relocated to the city of Katy in the Northwestern part of the great city of Houston, TX from San Jose, CA. This is a very welcoming and comforting city for singles, couples, and especially families. It is a clean and safe environment with one of the lowest crime rates. There is great community participation throughout and everyone is friendly and inviting, this is great to see as a newcomer! I'd like to appreciate the hospitality of this city, as well as the rapidly developing areas that I am very excited about. We are very close to the energy corridor which ensures great entertainment as well as resources nearby! Also, the seasonal Katy Downtown Fairs are unmissable! They are the cutest and you will meet diverse people from all around the world, it is an abundantly enriching experience. Although, I wish that Katy was a bit closer to downtown, it is good to be living in the suburbs away from the hustle and bustle of every day urban life.