About Collin County

Collin County-Texas CitiesQuick Glance:

  • Collin county is one of the fastest growing counties in Texas and in the country.
  • Towns like Frisco, Allen, Plano and Mckinney are consistently ranked well in Best Cities to Live, Work, Find a Job, Raise a family or even Retire.
  • More than 850,000 people, a fast growing list of corporate headquarters, and at least two professional sports teams call this part of North Texas their home.
  • Median family income ~ $88k, which is about $30k more than national rate.
  • The 6th most populous county in Texas.
  • Outstanding parks and recreational amenities.
  • Abundance of choice in terms of where to live, eat and shop.
  • Several annual community events.
  • Ethnic diversity and multiple places of worship.

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Mentioned Nationally

Collin County communities have consistently received a number of national awards recognizing the high quality of life in our area, including:

“Best Places to Live in America,” Money Magazine – McKinney #1 (2014), #2 (2012), #8 (2008); Allen #13 (2012), #16 (2010), #20 (2008), Frisco #38 (2008)
“Best Places to Find a New Job,” Money Magazine – Allen #4 (2014)
“America’s 25 Best Places to Move,” Forbes – Frisco (2009)
“Best Suburbs 2014,” D Magazine – Allen #10, Frisco #15, McKinney #17, Plano #19


Demographic Snapshot

Here’s a demographic snapshot of the northern most county in the Dallas Metroplex:

  • County Seat: McKinney
  • Area: 848 sq. miles of land; 38 sq. miles of water
  • Towns and Cities: 27
  •  Jurisdictions under Collin County Appraisal District: 55
  • Approx growth since 2010: 11%
  • Approx growth since 2000: 44.5%
  • Female-to-Male ratio: 51%-49%
  • Median age: 35.1 years
  • Under 18 years old: 28%
  • Over 65 years of age: 8%
  • Number of households, 2012: 301,205
  • Average Family Size (2010): 3.25
  • Average Number per Household: 2.74
  • Traditional married couple families: 78% of family households
  • Number of adults living alone: 37,798
  • New residents moving in each day (2012): 74
  • Density: 984 people/sq. mile
  • Paved County Roads: 726 miles
  • Average Taxable Home Value (2013): $238,030
  • County Tax Rate (2014): $0.2350 per $100 assessed value
  • Independent School Districts: 21
  • Special Districts: 2
  • Hospital Districts: None
  • County-level Elected Officials: 35
  • Registered Voters (2014): 489,032
  • Voter Turnout (November 2012): 65.8%

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