Plano, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Plano, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Plano is the 9th largest city in Texas with a population of 280,326 as of July 1, 2016. Plano ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Plano is located at latitude 33.0508 and longitude -96.7479 in Collin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Plano (see map below) encompass a land area of 71.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles. Collin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 666 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Plano are located in Collin County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Denton County.

The City of Plano (GNIS ID: 2411437) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Plano is located within Plano Division of Collin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plano population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Plano, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 280,326
Population in Households 279,412
Population in Familes 233,711
Population in Group Qrtrs 914
Population Density1 3,911
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 106,595
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 73,318
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 111,353 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63,407 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 43,188 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,758 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $244,418
Average Home Value $302,527


Median Household Income $87,310
Average Household Income $115,602
Per Capita Income $44,130
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.22% 1.64%
Households 1.17% 1.6%
Families 0.87% 1.38%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Plano, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plano to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 100th
Population Density1 # 90 95th
Diversity Index2 # 341 81st
Median Household Income # 113 94th
Per Capita Income # 98 94th

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