The Woodlands

The Woodlands is a community west of Interstate Highway 45 and eleven miles south of Conroe in southern Montgomery County. In 1972 the Mitchell Energy and Development Corporation, as a response to the growth of nearby Houston, began to build, on 23,000 acres, a planned community called The Woodlands. The first homes were ready for purchase in 1974, and by 1980 the community had a population of 11,197, six schools, six parks, five churches, and a public library. About 160 companies had opened offices there by 1981. In 1990 The Woodlands numbered 29,205 inhabitants. The population reached 55,649 in 2000.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

The Woodlands is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    30.15799350
    Longitude
    -95.48938450

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

No

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The Woodlands by the Numbers

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Population Counts

The Woodlands
Pop. Year Source
124,511 2019 Texas Demographic Center
93,847 2010 Texas Demographic Center
55,649 2000 Texas Demographic Center
29,205 1990 Texas Demographic Center