Introduction to Frisco, Texas

Frisco, Texas, in Collin county, is 11 miles N of Carrollton, Texas (center to center) and 24 miles N of Dallas, Texas. The city is regarded as a wealthy suburb of Dallas and is home to a large number of professionals that work for companies located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. It's a popular shopping destination for the region.

Frisco History

The original settlers arrived by way of the Shawnee Trail. Cattle drives were often planned in the community of Lebanon which later became part of Frisco. The St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad arrived in 1902 and a community was built near the train station. Frisco was named in tribute to the Railroad. With the decline in cattle drives people and businesses moved from the trail areas and relocated in Frisco to be near the railroad and the activity it created.

Frisco Attractions

  • The Frisco Rough Riders play minor league baseball
  • The Texas Tornado play in the North American Hockey League
  • The Frisco Thunder is an indoor football team
  • FC Dallas is a Major League Soccer team
  • The Superdrome is regarded as one of the top outdoor velodromes in the country
  • Heritage Museum
  • Dr Pepper Star Center features a variety of events
  • The Ice at Stonebriar is a popular public skating venue
  • The Stonebriar Centre Mall is well known for shopping and entertainment
  • Old Downtown Frisco is enjoyed for shopping and dining
  • Texas Sculpture Garden & International Art
  • Frisco Chorale
  • Frisco Community Theatre
  • The Pizza Hut Park is a top-notch sports and entertainment facility

Frisco Activities

The Frisco Athletic Center Water Park is popular with families. Central Park is enjoyed for walking and bicycle riding. The Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, The Northshore Mountain Bike Trail and the Rowlett Creek Nature Preserve Trail are nearby. Golf enthusiasts enjoy playing at the Plantation Golf Club and Trails of Frisco.

Frisco Higher Education

The city is home to a campus of the Amberton University and the Preston Ridge campus of the Collin Community College District.

Frisco Transportation

The city is served by the nearby Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.


Total Population 137,797
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 6.9%
Employed Population 16+ 68,702
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 65.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 59.2%
Median Earnings25+ $64,091
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,381
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,899


Median Family Income $124,794
% Above Poverty Level 96.4%
% Below Poverty Level 3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 10.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 15.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,310
Median House Value $277,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.8%
US/American 0.2%
English 9.6%
Irish 10.7%

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

Frisco Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles N of Carrollton, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles N of Dallas, Texas
County Collin
Standard Zip Codes 75034, 75035
Phone Area Codes 972
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.15
Longitude -96.823

Frisco Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • 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 12 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 DENTON 2 SE
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 52 to 74 F
Jul Temp 73 to 94 F
Oct Temp 54 to 76 F
Annual Precip 37.7 inches
Distance 20.6 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 92,502 $113,559

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

Frisco Public Libraries

Frisco Public Library
Frisco, Texas
(972) 335-5510

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Frisco Hospitals

(214) 618-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

(972) 963-3333
Emergency Service: Yes

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Frisco High Schools

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Serves 1,898 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

6901 COIT RD
Serves 749 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.8

A Non-traditional School

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