New Census Data Shows Rise in School-Age Children Within Humble ISD Boundaries
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 Humble ISD, which includes the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood area, reached a total population of approximately 211,000 in 2020.
The number of school-aged children within the district’s boundaries also increased by several thousand students, according to census data. Last year, HISD grew by approximately 2,700 students as the region’s population continues to grow. In February, HISD trustees voted to call for a $775 million bond election that includes building a new college to accommodate growth.
As the population within the boundaries of HISD increases, the number of residents who have obtained degrees from institutions of higher learning has also increased, according to census data.
As of 2015, most industries within the HISD boundaries have grown outside of food service, law enforcement, firefighting and prevention, and sales and marketing. administration, which recorded losses of 285, 169, 12 and 482 workers, respectively, according to census data.