Our Communities

Find out more about each of our communities and what we are doing to help them.

Little Elm

The City of Little Elm, in Denton County, Texas, has grown from a population of just under 4,000 in 2000 to over 50,000 in 2020. Little Elm's build-out population is anticipated to be over 90,000. As the community has continued to expand, the need for social service assistance has not been able to keep pace with the need in the community. Over 80% of Little Elm ISD students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Over 20% of Little Elm’s population is Hispanic or has other Spanish-speaking backgrounds; another 20% of the population comes from other non-native English-speaking areas.

According to the census, 63.2% of the population was white, 17.5% was Black or African American, and 6.1% was Asian. Of the total population, 22.7% identified as Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

Per the 2019 Census estimates, the median household income in Little Elm is $95,377. The per capita income is $34,533 and 6.3% of residents live in poverty. Local organizations that provide services specifically to Little Elm:

  • Little Elm LovePacs
  • Little Elm Food Bank

The Colony

The City of The Colony, in Denton County, Texas has a population of over 44,000. According to the census, the racial makeup of the city was 74.6% White, 19.2% Hispanic or Latino, 11.2% Aftrican American, 5.3% Asian, 0.4% Native American, 5.1% from Other Races, and 3.4% from two or more races. About 4.4% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

The Colony, has students in both Lewisville ISD and Little Elm ISD (see Little Elm). As of the 2019-2020 school year, Lewisville ISD had 52,085 students with 38% of students considered to be at risk of dropping out of school. 19.8% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs. 33% of the student population is eligible for free or reduced lunch.


The City of Aubrey, in Denton County, Texas, had a population of 2,595 at the 2010 census. Situated along the 380 Corridor between McKinney and Denton, the City of Aubrey is growing at an amazing rate. Once known for its extensive peanut farms, the City of Aubrey has now given way to horse farms and houses. Growing at over 20% per year, the population is now close to 8,000.

The average household income in Aubrey is $73,413 with a poverty rate of 9.17%. 25.7% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 3.9% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs. 30% of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.