New census data shows increase in population and jobs within New Caney ISD boundaries
West Fork High School was included in New Caney ISD’s $200 million voter-approved bond election in 2018. 2020 data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the number of school-aged children in NCISD boundaries have grown by more than 3,600 students since 2015. (Courtesy of New Caney ISD)
Data from the annual community survey, which was released on March 17, includes the first year of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the bureau, the pandemic caused disruptions in its data collection, forcing the bureau to revise its methodology to reduce bias resulting from nonresponse in 2020.
According to new census data, the geographic area that contains NCISD, which includes the southern county towns of Montgomery, New Caney and Porter, reached a total population of approximately 69,220 in 2020.
The number of school-aged children within district boundaries has increased by more than 3,600 students since 2015, according to census data. In 2018, voters within NCISD boundaries approved a $200 million bond that included building West Fork High School to accommodate growth. NCISD officials said future growth will determine whether directors call another bond election in the future.
As the population within NCISD boundaries increases, the number of residents who have earned degrees from institutions of higher learning has also increased, according to census data.
Since 2015, most industries within NCISD boundaries have expanded, apart from food service, firefighting and prevention, which saw losses of 86 and 149 workers respectively, according to data from the NCISD. census.