The Woodlands, Texas

The Woodlands is a special-purpose district and census-designated place (CDP) in the U.S. state of Texas in the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan statistical area. The Woodlands is primarily located in Montgomery County, with portions extending into Harris County. The Woodlands is governed by The Woodlands Township, an organization that provides municipal services and is administered by an elected board of directors. As of the 2020 U.S. Census, the township had a population of 114,436 people.[6] In 2021, The Howard Hughes Corporation estimated the population of The Woodlands was 119,000.[7] The United States Census Bureau defines an urban area separate from the Houston urban area with The Woodlands as a principal city: The Woodlands–Conroe, TX urban area had a 2020 population of 402,454, making it the 103rd largest in the United States.[3]

The Woodlands, Texas
Top to bottom, left to right: The Woodlands Town Center, The Woodlands Waterway, Town Center, The Woodlands College Park High School, Waste Connections
Official seal of The Woodlands, Texas
The Woodlands in Montgomery and Harris counties
The Woodlands in Montgomery and Harris counties
The Woodlands, Texas is located in the United States
The Woodlands, Texas
The Woodlands, Texas
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 30°10′39″N 95°30′14″W
Country United States
State Texas
CountiesMontgomery, Harris
  Board of Directors[1]Gordy Bunch (R) (Chairman)
Bruce Rieser (Vice Chairman)
Ann Snyder (Secretary)
John Anthony Brown (Treasurer)
Jason Nelson
Shelley Sekula-Gibbs
Bob Milner
  General ManagerDon Norrell
  Census-designated place and special-purpose district43.9 sq mi (113.6 km2)
  Land43.3 sq mi (112.1 km2)
  Water0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
160 ft (50 m)
  Census-designated place and special-purpose district119,000
  Density2,644/sq mi (1,020.8/km2)
402,454 (US: 103rd)[3]
  Urban density1,836.5/sq mi (709.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code281/346/713/832/936
FIPS code48-72656[4]
GNIS feature ID1867568[5]

The Woodlands is located 28 miles (45 km) north of Houston along Interstate 45. Though it began as an exurban development and a bedroom community, it has also attracted corporations and has several corporate campuses, most notably Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Huntsman Corporation, Woodforest National Bank, Baker Hughes, McKesson Specialty Health, and Halliburton. The community won a Special Award for Excellence in 1994 from the Urban Land Institute.[8]

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