The Woodlands is a very wooded master-planned community about 40 miles northwest of Downtown Houston, Texas. It was named one of the best master-planned communities in the country, and is home to the Waterway Marriott, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Paviliion, and The Woodlands Country Club, the only golf club in the nation to have six world-class golf courses.
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About The Woodlands
The Woodlands was founded by George P. Mitchell, who just recently changed ownership of The Woodlands to a private developing company. The Woodlands is growing up as a formidable city, as many companies are changing their world headquarters to The Woodlands. Oil giant Anadarko built a 40-story tower near The Woodlands mall in the past year and a half. The Woodlands is located in the Conroe Independent School District, with The Woodlands High School being the primary feeder. Communities close to The Woodlands include Shenandoah and Oak Ridge North. The Woodlands Town Center area includes shopping and eating facilities, plus a waterway due to open December 31, 2002.
The city has the headquarters of Woodforest National Bank.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 61.8 km² (23.9 mi²). 60.6 km² (23.4 mi²) of it is land and 1.2 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.97% water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 55,649 people, 19,881 households, and 15,546 families residing in the town. The population density is 917.8/km² (2,377.3/mi²). There are 21,014 housing units at an average density of 346.6/km² (897.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 92.36% White, 1.75% African American, 0.29% Native American, 2.80% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.43% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. 6.64% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 19,881 households out of which 47.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.2% are married couples living together, 7.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% are non-families. 19.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.78 and the average family size is 3.21.
In the town the population is spread out with 31.8% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $85,253, and the median income for a family is $98,675. Males have a median income of $78,642 versus $38,505 for females. The per capita income for the town is $37,724. 4.2% of the population and 3.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 4.0% are under the age of 18 and 10.6% are 65 or older.