Katy, TX Voting


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Katy, TX is a city located in Harris county with a population of about 18,000 people. It is known for its small-town charm and close knit community. The city is served by the Katy Independent School District and has several local businesses to serve its residents. In terms of politics, Katy has been traditionally conservative leaning due to its location in Texas. Registered Republicans outnumber Democrats in most districts in the area, although there are still a few Democratic strongholds. The City Council consists of five members who are elected at large at each election cycle, focusing on issues such as public safety, infrastructure development and economic growth. There are no local political candidates running for office currently but the election season will certainly bring more attention to the city’s political scene.

The political climate in Katy, TX is leaning liberal.

Harris County, TX is somewhat liberal. In Harris County, TX 55.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 42.7% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.4% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Harris county remained strongly Democratic, 55.9% to 42.7%.
Harris county voted Democratic in the four most recent Presidential elections, after 2000 and 2004 went Republican.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Katy, TX is leaning liberal.

Harris County, Texas is somewhat liberal.

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Metro Area is leaning liberal.

Texas is leaning conservative.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Katy, Texas: R R d d D D

How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican Party candidate won, D if the Democratic Party candidate won and I if the Independent Party candidate won. The six elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) would be expressed as six-letter word (R R D R R).

Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.

Here's the VoteWord for Iowa d r d d r. In the last six elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican Party candidate in 2016 and 2020 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d D) has voted for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.

Individual Campaign Contributions in Katy, TX

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 9,210 contributions totaling $1,509,987 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $164 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 8,088 contributions totaling $2,266,926 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $280 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Harris County, Texas Politics Voting
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Katy is so nice. It is spread out in the typical Houston way, but I really enjoyed all of the Asian restaurants, shopping, and churches. Great place to raise a family.  More

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Over 3 years ago

Lived here my entire life, Great  More

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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  More

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