Plano is a northern suburban city of Dallas, Texas, located mostly within Collin County; a small portion extends into Denton County. With a continuous growth pattern, noting the population in 1970 was 17,872, 1980, it grew to 72,000, with numerous corporations moving their headquarters to the community. In the 1990's, the city grew to 128,713 and 2000 it was at 222,030,making it the largest suburb of Dallas, while today it has reached an estimated 274,409 residents. With a well thought through planning committee in charge, Plano kept up with the pace largely because of its grid layout and planning initiatives.
With far too many accolades to mention, in just 2015 alone, Plano, TX is top ranked in all areas. From the Gold Medal winner by the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA), Livability.com ranks Plano #2 in the top 10 Best Cities for Families and one of the Top 100 places to Live for 2016, DFW's three Top 10 Best Neighborhoods to America's Top Most Affordable Place by NerdWallet.com, Top 10 City for Women in Tech by SmartAsset.com and 3rd Hardest Working City in America by WalletHub.com, Plano is proudly honored by its continued growth and achievements.
The young, vitalized community is energized by all of its employment opportunities. With an average age of 38 and an estimated median household income of $80,448, the residents of Plano, TX are a hardworking and affluent society. With Dallas beckoning in the distance, with a 23 minute commute, jobs are plentiful. Plentiful also right here in Plano! The actual population increases by 17% due to commuting into the area. With 80% of Plano's visitors being business travelers and home to many corporate headquarters, they have many corporate campuses. Toyota brought its offices here in 2014 added an additional 5,000 jobs to the economy, while Liberty Mutual announced it will soon be its neighbor. Others include J. C. Penney, Ericsson, Frito-Lay, Alliance Data, Dell Services, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, just to name a few.
Compiled of residents who 58% are married and 36% of those with children, education is an important denominator for a family's success. The majority of the community is served by the award-winning Plano Independent School District, while some small portions go to the top-ranked Lewisville Independent School District, Frisco Independent School District, and Allen Independent School District. With 70 public schools and 16 private institutes, along with two campuses of the Collin County Community College, Plano has a strong system in place for educating today's youth.
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Updated: 22nd January, 2019 1:07 PM.