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Overview

Introduction to Plano

Plano, Texas has a rapidly growing population and a lot to offer its residents. The city’s economy is thriving and the city government is interested in forming successful partnerships with local businesses. There are a number of large corporations calling Plano home, including JC Penny, EDS, Frito-Lay, Alcatel, and Dr. Pepper. Plano has internationally-recognized Police and Fire Departments, as well as an abundance of open space and parkland, award-winning schools, and easy access to regional airports. It is the only city in Texas with a "AAA" Bond Rating from three of the country’s top bond rating companies.

Plano Culture

The Municipal Art Galleries of Plano encourage the arts and provide a venue for artists in the city. The galleries accept children’s and student’s art, and the exhibits last for one month. Plano has an impressive Courtyard Theater in its Haggard Park Historic District, and the Cox Gymnasium, started as a 1938 Works Progress Administration project, is a good example of the city’s cultural heritage. The city has an organization called Gotta Dance, which offers classes for children of all ages in ballet, tap, jazz, and modern dance techniques. There are a number of festivals and other events that take place every year in Plano, including Arbor Day, the Big Tex Cat Show, the Fall Home and Garden Show, Picnic in the Park Concert Series, and the Very Special Arts Festival.

Plano Sports and Leisure

Plano has a wide variety of sports facilities to offer its residents, including fields, ice, and courses. They host many amateur and non-traditional sporting events with the help of their well-developed sports support infrastructure. There’s the Dallas Cowboys Football & Texas Stadium, which offers tours and behind-the-scenes views of a popular NFL team. There’s Dallas Mavericks basketball at the American Airlines Center. Pizza Hut Park is a 20,000-seat soccer stadium for area soccer fans. Roughriders Baseball, Dallas Stars Hockey, and Dallas Sidekicks Soccer all add up to plenty of spectator sports opportunities. The Texas Motor Speedway and the Mesquite Championship Rodeo and Exhibit Hall offer other recreational activities for residents.

Plano Outdoors

The city has six recreation centers and many golf courses, such as Chase Oaks, Los Rios, and Pecan Hollow. Chase Oaks ranks in the top 100 courses in the country and has a driving range, pro shop, and restaurant. Los Rios is a semi-private course and is open to the public during non-peak times. Pecan Hollow is an 18-hole, par 72 course nestled in groves of pecan and oak trees. Plano has two area lakes that provide residents with a variety of water-based activities. The city also has an extensive network of greenbelts and parks within the city that include over 40 miles of recreational trails.

Plano at Night

There are many things to do in Plano when the sun goes down. One example is the Courtyard Theatre, a popular venue for many types of performing arts. The theatre is located in a renovated historic downtown building, and it supports entertainment such as national art exhibits, vocal performances, and theatre companies. For those looking for something a little louder, there’s Plano’s nightlife scene. A great example of this is Plano’s Love and War in Texas, an epic restaurant that promotes Texas food and heritage.

People

Total Population 275,645
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 11%
Employed Population 16+ 144,377
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 57.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 54.9%
Median Earnings25+ $51,559
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,842
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,456

Wealth

Median Family Income $101,750
% Above Poverty Level 92.5%
% Below Poverty Level 7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 7.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,148
Median House Value $231,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45%
US/American 0.2%
English 9.1%
Irish 8.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Plano Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 16 miles N of Dallas, Texas
County Collin
Standard Zip Codes 75023, 75024, 75025, 75074, 75075, 75093, 75094
P.O. Box Zip Codes 75026, 75086
Phone Area Codes 972
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.019
Longitude -96.698

Plano 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 11.2 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 12.5 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 GREENVILLE KGVL RADIO
Distance 36.1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 50 to 74 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 77 F
Annual Precip 43.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allen 92,502 $113,559

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Plano Public Libraries

Library
Plano Public Library System
2501 COIT RD
Plano, Texas
(972) 769-4208
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Plano Hospitals

MEDICAL CENTER OF PLANO
(Proprietary)
3901 W 15TH ST
(972) 596-6800
Emergency Service: Yes

BAYLOR REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER AT PLANO
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
4700 ALLIANCE BOULEVARD
(469) 814-2000
Emergency Service: No

PRESBYTERIAN PLANO CENTER FOR DIAGNOSTICS & SURGER
(Proprietary)
6020 W PARKER ROAD
(972) 403-2700
Emergency Service: Yes

PRESBYTERIAN HOSP OF PLANO
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
6200 W PARKER BLVD
(972) 981-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Plano High Schools

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PLANO EAST SR H S
3000 LOS RIOS BLVD
469-752-9000
Serves 2,525 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

PLANO SR H S
2200 INDEPENDENCE PKWY
469-752-9300
Serves 2,291 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

PLANO WEST SENIOR H S
5601 W PARKER RD
469-752-9600
Serves 1,830 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

PLANO JJAEP
2700 W 15TH
469-752-8100
A Non-traditional School
Serves 5 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.6

DR HOLIFIELD SCI LRN CTR
3100 SHILOH RD
469-752-1190
A Non-traditional School

ITINERANT SP ED
2700 W 15TH
469-752-8246
A Non-traditional School

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