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Plano, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Plano is the 9th largest city in Texas with a population of 295,013 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Plano, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 295,013
Population in Households 294,028
Population in Familes 246,256
Population in Group Qrtrs 985
Population Density2 4,116
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $90,071
Average Household Income $121,218
Per Capita Income $46,287


Total Housing Units 116,956 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 65,066 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 47,111 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,779 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $263,550
Average Home Value $319,401


Total Households 112,177
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 76,754
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.55% 1.55%
Households 1.51% 1.51%
Families 1.22% 1.3%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   1.56%

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, 2018 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 Density # 86 95th
Diversity Index # 309 82nd
Median Household Income # 123 93rd
Per Capita Income # 109 94th

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