Katy, TX 

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Health in Katy, TX

Katy, TX is a fast-growing city located 25 miles west of Houston. The population has grown significantly in the past decade, making it one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas. With this growth comes an increasing demand for health care services. Katy is home to several local hospitals and medical facilities that provide quality healthcare to its residents. These include Memorial Hermann Hospital which offers a range of services from primary care to trauma and emergency services. Other local hospitals include St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, which provides medical care specialties such as obstetrics and gynecology, and Houston Methodist West Hospital, which provides specialized treatments in cardiology and neuroscience. In addition to these hospitals, there are numerous private clinics providing specialist care such as dentists, optometrists, chiropractors, physical therapists, and more. All of these health care options ensure that residents in Katy have access to quality medical care when they need it most.

The health of a city has many different factors. It can refer to air quality, water quality, risk of getting respiratory disease or cancer. The people you live around can also affect your health as some places have lower or higher rates of physical activity, increased alcohol intake, smoking, obesity, and cancer rates.


There are 185 physicians per 100,000 population in Katy. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Katy area is 93.8 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

93.8 / 100

Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.


The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Katy area is 37 (100=best). The US average is 55.

37 / 100

Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.


The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Katy area is 94 (100=best). The US average is 87.

94 / 100

The EPA's Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation's most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Katy commutes 30.4 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.


The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Katy area is 59 (100=best). The US average is 58.

59 / 100

This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.

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    Reviews for Katy    23 Reviews
    Katy Resident - 3/20/2021
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    Harmony Science Academy West Houston - 2/18/2016
    My kids has been it this school since it opened. It was great at first until they kept changing hands in principle. They had great plans but never get carried out. The... Read More

    Katy is wonderful place to live and work! - 6/8/2015
    I live in Katy since August 26, 2007. And I am so grateful to God that He blessed me by sending to live in Katy. It is much smaller than Houston, but the quality of life... Read More

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