Magnolia is a city in Montgomery County, Texas, United States outside Houston and right next to The Woodlands. The population was 1,111 at the 2000 census. Settled in the late 1840s, the town has gone by several names including "Mink's Prairie" and "Mink". City limits encompass an area of approximately one square mile; much of this area is covered by a dense forest that fueled an earlier lumber industry. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,111people, 411households, and 309families residing in the city. The population density was 528.3people per square mile (204.3Square kilometers). There were 460housing units at an average density of 218.7per square mile (84.6Square kilometers).