Katy TX is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within Harris County. The city is approximately 30 miles (48 km) west of downtown Houston. Katy had a population of 14,102 at the 2010 census, up from 11,775 at the 2000 census.
The city is home to Katy Mills, a large outlet mall that opened in 1999. The city is also home to several master-planned communities, most notably Cinco Ranch and Seven Meadows. Katy ISD serves much of the greater Katy area.
The town of Katy was founded in 1872 by James Oliver Thomas. Its name comes from the MKT Railroad that ran through the town (the "MKT" stands for Missouri-Kansas-Texas). In the early 1900s, Katy became home to many rice farms. The town's economy was largely based on agriculture until the mid-20th century when the discovery of oil in the region led to an economic boom.
The city of Kat was incorporated in 1945. Since then, it has experienced rapid growth, becoming one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas. The city's population is expected to reach 100,000 by 2030.
Katy is a diverse community with a strong sense of identity. It is home to families of all backgrounds and income levels. The city offers a wide variety of housing options, from apartments and townhomes to single-family homes and estates. Katy is also known for its excellent schools, which include some of the best public and private schools in the Houston area.