Demographic update shows continued strength in housing, student growth

The latest demographic update for New Caney Independent School District showed continued strong growth in the housing market and continued projected growth in student population. Templeton Demographics presented its latest findings to the Board of Trustees at the April 2015 regular monthly meeting. The demographic update showed continued growth in new construction and increasing values with a 25% increase in housing starts from 2013 to 2014. The report's Ten Year Forecast predicts NCISD reach 15,000 students in 2017 and 20,000 students in 2023.

Other points in the update included:
  • The state's unemployment rate has been at or below the national rate for 8 consecutive years.
  • Bens Branch and Kings Manor Elementary are the most active areas for new housing growth, representing 61.2% of the district's annual starts.
  • Job growth in the Houston MSA was up 4.2% (120,600 new jobs created in 2014).
  • Current Houston housing demand is for 35,000 homes a year.
  • New Caney ISD's student population growth remains among the strongest in the Houston area and statewide.
Demographic Update - Spring 2015