KATY (KATY EDC) – Gadberry’s “10 from 2010” has chosen Katy as the most dynamic high-growth suburban area in the United States.

The rapidly growing suburban city just west of Houston has added 17,641 households since 2000. The number of households increased by 8.7 percent from 2009 to 2010. Overall, Katy was the fourth fastest-growing area since 2000 among the ten cities listed, with a 267 percent growth rate.

 The average household income in Katy has risen more than 21 percent since 2000 while the average length of residency was 4.7 years in 2010.

 Three other Texas cities made this year’s list, all in North Texas. Haslet placed second with Keller right behind at third. Frisco ranked sixth on the list.