The medium-sized city of The Woodlands, Texas is home to slightly more than 105,000 people. The city's population, at an average age of just over 38, is somewhat older compared to other municipalities in the state, which has an average age of 35. Renters tend to be in the minority in The Woodlands, and 68% of residents own their homes. With an average rent of $1,451/month, exceeding the state average by $422 a month, relatively high rent costs could be playing a role in the higher levels of ownership.
Many The Woodlands residents work in one of three industries: retail, scientific, and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 17% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in management, as 12% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of almost $120,000, The Woodlands workers take home more than the average Texas resident. The Woodlands's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), The Woodlands has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 14% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Further, 24% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
The Woodlands has an average commute time of about 34 minutes, slower than the Texas average of about 27 minutes. Many residents (40%) commute to work by car, while public transit is not used much. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.