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Overview

Introduction to McKinney, Texas

McKinney, Texas, in Collin county, is 29 miles N of Dallas, Texas. The city is included in the Dallas metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 54,369 people lived in McKinney.

McKinney History

The history of McKinney dates back to 1841 when the area was first settled in. Early settlers arrived from Arkansas, Kentucky, and Tennessee. In 1848, the city became the county seat of Collin County. McKinney was named after Collin McKinney, one of the people who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. The first post office was also established in 1848, and Joel F. Stewart became the postmaster. McKinney was originally incorporated as a town in 1849 and reincorporated as a city on May 28, 1859.

McKinney and nearby Attractions

  • Wilson Creek Park
  • Collin County Youth and Farm Museum
  • Old Post Office Museum
  • Heard Natural Science Museum
  • Van Alstyne Museum
  • Dallas World Aquarium

Things To Do In McKinney

McKinney offers easy access to several historic sites and museums including the Heard-Craig House, Collin County Historical Society Museum, Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, Little Chapel-in-the-Woods, and Dallas Children’s Museum. Leisure hours can also be spent at Erwin Municipal Park, Wilson Creek Park, Murphy Park, Mouzon Park, and Finch Park. One can also enjoy boating and fishing on the Towne Lake.

McKinney Transportation

Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport is the nearest international airport.

McKinney Higher Education

Collin County Community College-Central Park is the local college. University of Dallas and The University of Texas at Dallas are also near the city.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Mckinney Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 29 miles N of Dallas, Texas
County Collin
Standard Zip Codes 75069, 75070, 75071
Phone Area Codes 972
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.197
Longitude -96.615

Mckinney Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MC KINNEY 3 S
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 51 to 73 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 76 F
Annual Precip 41 inches
Station LAVON DAM
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
Station DALLAS-FT WORTH INTL AP
Distance 31.1 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 54 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 75 to 95 F
Oct Temp 56 to 78 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allen 89,845 $113,467
Fairview 7,882 $106,959

Mckinney Public Libraries

Library
Mckinney Memorial Public Library
101 E HUNT ST
Mckinney, Texas
(972) 547-7323

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Mckinney Hospitals

MEDICAL CENTER OF MCKINNEY
(Proprietary)
4500 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE
(972) 547-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Mckinney High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

MCKINNEY HIGH SCHOOL
1400 W WILSON CREEK PKWY
469-742-5700
Serves 1,899 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

MCKINNEY NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
2550 WILMETH RD
469-742-4300
Serves 1,885 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

ACT ACADEMY AT J L GREER
510 HEARD ST
469-742-6300
Serves 265 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7

THE L I N C CTR
2100 WHITE AVE
469-742-7800
A Non-traditional School
Serves 65 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.8

COUNTY RESIDENTIAL CENTER
4700 COMMUNITY DR
972-547-5400
A Non-traditional School
Serves 38 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 63.3

SERENITY HIGH
2100 WHITE AVE
469-742-7830
A Non-traditional School
Serves 13 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.2

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#1 DUVALL ST
469-742-4000
A Non-traditional School
Serves 5 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 0.6

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