Plano, Texas

According to 800 Zip Codes, Plano, Texas is located in Collin County and is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. It lies just north of Dallas, and south of Frisco and Allen. Plano has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. The average temperature in the summer is around 90 degrees Fahrenheit while the winter temperatures average around 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

The city was founded in 1846 by William Foreman who named it Foreman’s Switch. In 1872, the name was changed to Plano after the Spanish word for “flat” due to its relatively flat terrain compared to other parts of Collin County. Since then, Plano has grown into a thriving city with a population estimated at over 287,000 people as of 2019.

Politically, Plano is part of Texas’ 24th congressional district which is currently represented by Republican Van Taylor in the United States House of Representatives. In addition, all seven members of the City Council are elected at-large from within Plano’s city limits.

The economy of Plano is heavily reliant on technology companies such as Frito-Lay, Pizza Hut, JCPenney Corporate Headquarters and Toyota Motor North America which are all based here. Additionally, there are many smaller businesses that make up a significant portion of the local economy such as restaurants and retail stores that employ many residents within the city limits.

Plano’s school district consists of 56 elementary schools, 19 middle schools and 12 high schools which serve nearly 60 thousand students annually making it one of the largest school districts in Texas. The district also includes several private institutions such as Strayer University and Collin College which offer higher education options for those looking to further their education beyond high school graduation.

As far as landmarks go, there are several notable places within Plano including The Shops at Legacy which offers an array of dining options from casual eateries to upscale restaurants; Arbor Hills Nature Preserve where visitors can explore miles of trails; The Interurban Railway Museum that celebrates Plano’s history as an electric railway stop; and finally Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve which features a wide range of activities from fishing to disc golfing for visitors to enjoy year round.

Population: 222,030. Estimated population in July 2020: 250,096 (+12.6% change)
Males: 110,619 (49.8%), Females: 111,411 (50.2%)

Collin County

Zip codes: 75023, 75024, 75025, 75074, 75075, 75093, 75094.

Median resident age: 34.1 years
Median household income: $78,722
Median house value: $162,300

Races in Plano:

  • White Non-Hispanic (72.8%)
  • Hispanic (10.1%)
  • Black (5.0%)
  • Chinese (4.3%)
  • Other race (3.9%)
  • Asian Indian (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Korean (0.8%)
  • Vietnamese (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Other Asian (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (16.3%), English (12.0%), Irish (10.8%), United States (6.8%), Italian (4.1%), French (3.0%).

Elevation: 674 feet

Land area: 71.6 square miles

Plano, Texas


Plano, Texas is a city located in Collin County and is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. As of 2020, Plano had an estimated population of 286,143 people. The city has experienced a population growth of 8.3% since the 2010 census. The racial makeup of Plano is 73.2% White, 12.2% African American, 6.5% Asian, 0.6% Native American, 1.4% Pacific Islander, and 5.9% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos make up 18.7% of the population in Plano as well as 9.9% from other races and 2.7% of individuals who identify as being from some other race alone or two or more races combined; this accounts for nearly one-third of the total population in Plano according to the latest U.S Census data (2020).

The median age in Plano is 37 years old with 25 percent of its population under 18 years old and 11 percent over 65 years old; this makes it a relatively young city when compared to many other cities in Texas and throughout the United States as a whole which have much older populations due to their lengthy histories of settlement and development over time. The gender ratio stands at 50:50 with women slightly outnumbering men at 51%. In terms of educational attainment, nearly 76 percent have obtained a high school degree while almost 44 percent have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher; these are both significantly higher than the national averages for these metrics when compared directly to other cities across America (U S Census 2020).

For population 25 years and over in Plano

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 53.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Plano city

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 66.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 2.7%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

17.1% Foreign born (8.4% Asia, 5.2% Latin America, 2.1% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +92,253 (+71.1%).


Hospitals/medical centers in Plano:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Plano:

  • DALLAS LOVE FIELD (about 17 miles; DALLAS, TX; Abbreviation: DAL)
  • FORT WORTH ALLIANCE (about 40 miles; FORT WORTH, TX; Abbreviation: AFW)

Other public-use airports nearest to Plano:

  • KITTYHAWK (about 7 miles; ALLEN, TX; Abbreviation: 0T7)
  • AIR PARK-DALLAS (about 7 miles; DALLAS, TX; Abbreviation: F69)
  • ADDISON (about 9 miles; DALLAS, TX; Abbreviation: ADS)

Amtrak station near Plano:

  • 20 miles: DALLAS (400 S. HOUSTON ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Plano:

  • ALADDIN BEAUTY COLLEGE 17 (Location: 1200 E PARKER RD; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plano:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS (about 6 miles; RICHARDSON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,695)
  • RICHLAND COLLEGE (about 10 miles; DALLAS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,352)
  • BROOKHAVEN COLLEGE (about 11 miles; FARMERS BRANCH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,711)
  • COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CENTRAL PARK (about 13 miles; MCKINNEY, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,514)
  • EASTFIELD COLLEGE (about 18 miles; MESQUITE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,457)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 19 miles; IRVING, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,651)
  • EL CENTRO COLLEGE (about 20 miles; DALLAS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,359)


Public high schools in Plano:

  • PLANO EAST SR H S (Students: 2,525; Location: 3000 LOS RIOS BLVD; Grades: 11 – 12)
  • PLANO SR H S (Students: 2,291; Location: 2200 INDEPENDENCE PKWY; Grades: 11 – 12)
  • PLANO WEST SENIOR H S (Students: 1,830; Location: 5601 W PARKER RD; Grades: 11 – 12)

Private high school in Plano:

  • BETHANY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 125; Location: 3300 WEST PARKER RD; Grades: PK – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Plano:

  • JASPER H S (Students: 1,980; Location: 6800 ARCHGATE; Grades: 09 – 10)
  • WILLIAMS H S (Students: 1,642; Location: 1717 17TH ST; Grades: 09 – 10)
  • SHEPTON H S (Students: 1,492; Location: 5505 PLANO PKWY; Grades: 09 – 10)
  • CLARK H S (Students: 1,327; Location: 523 W SPRING CREEK PKWY; Grades: 09 – 10)
  • VINES H S (Students: 1,314; Location: 1401 HIGHEDGE DR; Grades: 09 – 10)
  • RENNER MIDDLE (Students: 1,209; Location: 5701 W PARKER RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • C M RICE MIDDLE (Students: 1,110; Location: 8500 GIFFORD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CARPENTER MIDDLE (Students: 1,085; Location: 1501 CROSS BEND RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • ROBINSON MIDDLE (Students: 1,071; Location: 6701 PRESTON MEADOW; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WILSON MIDDLE (Students: 1,053; Location: 1001 CUSTER RD; Grades: 06 – 08)

Private primary/middle schools in Plano:

  • PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC SCHOO (Students: 616; Location: 5100 PLANO PARKWAY WEST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST MARK CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 599; Location: 1201 ALMA; Grades: KG – 8)
  • FAITH LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 337; Location: 1701 EAST PARK BOULEVARD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CROSS CREEK SCHOOL (Students: 214; Location: 2121 BAY HILL DRIVE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • PRESTON MEADOWS MONTESSORI (Students: 120; Location: 6912 OHIO DR; Grades: PK – KG)
  • WEST PLANO MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 115; Location: 3425 ASHINGTON LANE; Grades: PK – 2)
  • CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP (Students: 109; Location: 1300 AVENUE M; Grades: PK – 4)
  • FINGERPRINTS (Students: 108; Location: 5501 W PARKER RD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • DEGROOT LEARNING CENTERS INC D (Students: 29; Location: 3929 ALMA RD; Grades: KG – 5)


Library in Plano:

  • PLANO PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $9,234,244; Location: 2501 COIT RD; 596,205 books; 13,296 audio materials; 10,855 video materials; 1,337 serial subscriptions)

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