The Woodlands, TX

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2022 Population
118,402
2.32% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.7
0.743% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
5.67%
46.5% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$142,384
9.52% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$456,400
16.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
53,036
0.0113% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, The Woodlands, TX had a population of 118k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $142,384. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of The Woodlands, TX grew from 115,716 to 118,402, a 2.32% increase and its median household income grew from $130,011 to $142,384, a 9.52% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in The Woodlands, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.54%), White (Hispanic) (8.11%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.25%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.65%).

None of the households in The Woodlands, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

88.4% of the residents in The Woodlands, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in The Woodlands, TX are Lone Star College System (11,449 degrees awarded in 2022) and Grace School of Theology (88 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in The Woodlands, TX was $456,400, and the homeownership rate was 72.6%.

Most people in The Woodlands, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.2 minutes. The average car ownership in The Woodlands, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

The Woodlands, TX is home to a population of 118k people, from which 88.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 20.2% of The Woodlands, TX residents were born outside of the country (23.9k people).

In 2022, there were 7.79 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (78.8k people) in The Woodlands, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.1k Two+ (Hispanic) and 9.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.4%
2022 Citizenship
88.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 88.4% of The Woodlands, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in The Woodlands, TX was 88.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in The Woodlands, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    78.8k ± 4.43k
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    10.1k ± 2.6k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    9.6k ± 1.62k
19%
Hispanic Population
22.5k people

In 2022, there were 7.79 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (78.8k people) in The Woodlands, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.1k Two+ (Hispanic) and 9.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19% of the people in The Woodlands, TX are hispanic (22.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in The Woodlands, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

20.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
23.9k people
19.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
23k people

As of 2022, 20.2% of The Woodlands, TX residents (23.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in The Woodlands, TX was 19.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,006 ± 414
  2. Vietnam
    916 ± 206
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    636 ± 272

The Woodlands, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of The Woodlands, TX employs 53k people. The largest industries in The Woodlands, TX are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (7,202 people), Educational Services (5,397 people), and Manufacturing (5,198 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($250,001), Utilities ($215,212), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($173,867).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

53k
2022 Value
± 2,559
0.0113%
1 Year growth
± 6.88%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in The Woodlands, TX grew at a rate of 0.0113%, from 53k employees to 53k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in The Woodlands, TX, are Management Occupations (11,398 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,734 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (5,382 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of The Woodlands, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

53k
2022 Value
± 2,559
0.0113%
1 Year growth
± 6.88%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in The Woodlands, TX grew at a rate of 0.0113%, from 53k employees to 53k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in The Woodlands, TX, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (7,202 people), Educational Services (5,397 people), and Manufacturing (5,198 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of The Woodlands, TX, though some of these residents may live in The Woodlands, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$123,893
Median earning men ± $9,480
$55,320
Median earning women ± $5,549

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($210,756), Manufacturing ($189,514), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($153,449).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($140,284), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($115,875), and Manufacturing ($107,639).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in The Woodlands, TX awarded 11,537 degrees. The student population of The Woodlands, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 28,450 male students and 40,576 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in The Woodlands, TX are Hispanic or Latino (4,598 and 41.8%), followed by White (3,459 and 31.4%), Black or African American (1,405 and 12.8%), and Asian (938 and 8.52%).

The largest universities in The Woodlands, TX by number of degrees awarded are Lone Star College System (11,449 and 99.2%) and Grace School of Theology (88 and 0.763%).

The most popular majors in The Woodlands, TX are Liberal Arts & Sciences (6,326 and 54.8%), General Business Administration & Management (605 and 5.24%), and Registered Nursing (487 and 4.22%).

The median tuition costs in The Woodlands, TX are $6,240 for private four year colleges, and $5,136 and $6,456 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 69,026 students enrolled in The Woodlands, TX, 41.2% men and 58.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 28,275 records, of which 59.9% were women and 40.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 6,326 degrees awarded
  2. 312 degrees awarded
  3. 267 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in The Woodlands, TX was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 6,326 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in The Woodlands, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 11,449 degrees awarded
  2. 88 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lone Star College System with 11,449 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 4,664 men were awarded degrees from institutions in The Woodlands, TX, which is 0.679 times less than the 6,873 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 4,598 degrees mean that there were 1.33 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 3,459 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($6,240) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($520) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($5,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in The Woodlands, TX was $456,400 in 2022, which is 1.62 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $390,800 to $456,400, a 16.8% increase. The homeownership rate in The Woodlands, TX is 72.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in The Woodlands, TX have an average commute time of 28.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in The Woodlands, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in The Woodlands, TX is $142,384. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in The Woodlands, TX was Census Tract 6909 with a value of $209,514, followed by Census Tract 6910 and Census Tract 6913.01, with respective values of $187,404 and $152,681.

Property

$456,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,171
$31,338
Median Property Taxes
±$1,412

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In The Woodlands, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in The Woodlands, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72.6%
Homeownership
2022
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.6% of the housing units in The Woodlands, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6909
  2. Census Tract 6910
  3. Census Tract 6913.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in The Woodlands, TX was Census Tract 6909 with a value of $209,514, followed by Census Tract 6910 and Census Tract 6913.01, with respective values of $187,404 and $152,681.

The following map shows all of the places in The Woodlands, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$142,384
Median Household Income
± $5,706
43.2k
Number of Households
± 2,014

In 2022, the median household income of the 43.2k households in The Woodlands, TX grew to $142,384 from the previous year's value of $130,011.

The following chart displays the households in The Woodlands, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for The Woodlands, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (17.6%)
  3. Carpooled (5.27%)

In 2022, 73.7% of workers in The Woodlands, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (17.6%) and those who carpooled to work (5.27%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

28.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in The Woodlands, TX have a longer commute time (28.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.15% of the workforce in The Woodlands, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in The Woodlands, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in The Woodlands, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.67% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in The Woodlands, TX (6.67k out of 118k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in The Woodlands, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.3% of the population of The Woodlands, TX has health coverage, with 65% on employee plans, 3.14% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 0.806% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, TX see 1655 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.14% decrease from the previous year (1674 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2034 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1069 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,655 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Montgomery County, TX

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, TX see an average of 1,655 patients per year. This represents a 1.14% decrease from the previous year (1,674 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Montgomery County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.9% under 18 years, 14.8% between 18 and 34 years, 42.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.66%
Uninsured
65%
Employer Coverage
3.14%
Medicaid
10.1%
Medicare
14.3%
Non-Group
0.806%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in The Woodlands, TX declined by 2.19% from 6.81% to 6.66%.

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