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McKinney is a city in and the
county seat of
and the second in population to Plano.
According to the
U.S. Census Bureau, the city's 2010
population was 131,117
The Census Bureau listed McKinney as the
nation's fastest growing city from 2000 to 2003 and again in 2006,
among cities with more than 50,000 people. In 2007 it was ranked
second-fastest growing among cities with more than 100,000 people
and in 2008 as third-fastest.
In July 2010, McKinney was ranked 5th place
Money Magazine's list of best
places to live in the United States. Also, McKinney is the only City
in Texas that made the top ten.
McKinney is one of several fast-growing
communities on the northeastern edge of the
Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Both
the city and county are named after
Collin McKinney, a signer of the
Texas Declaration of Independence,
and a congressman for the Red River district of the
Republic of Texas.
Demographics: As of the
of 2006, there were 102,853 people, 28,186
households, and 23,966 families residing in the city. The
population density was 937.0 people
per square mile (361.7/km2). There were 29,462 housing
units at an average density of 335.4 per square mile (129.5/km2).
The racial makeup of the city was 78.40%
African American, 0.54%
Native American, 1.49%
Pacific Islander, 10.23% from
other races, and 2.07% from two or
Latino of any race were 18.16% of
There were 28,186
households out of which 45.1% had children under the age of 18
living with them, 63.6% were
married couples living together,
9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2%
were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of
individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of
age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average
family size was 3.29.
In the city the population was spread out with
30.9% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 36.4% from 25 to 44,
16.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The
median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 102.4
males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city
was $63,366, and the median income for a family was $72,133. Males
had a median income of $50,663 versus $32,074 for females. The
per capita income for the city was
$28,185. About 4.9% of families and 8.5% of the population were
poverty line, including 9.2% of
those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.
According to a 2007 estimate, the median
income for a household in the city was $74,790, and the median
income for a family was $87,193.
Population Growth: Between 1970 and 1990, McKinney
experienced moderate population growth, from 15,193 in the 1970 census, to
21,283 in the 1990 census. Since then, McKinney's rate of increase has been much
In the 2000 census, McKinney had grown to 54,369, and in the
Census Bureau's 2006 estimate, the population was 107,530.
NCTCOG's 2007 population estimate for McKinney
Geography: McKinney is located at
McKinney’s geographic neighbors are:
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the
city has a total area of 58.5 square miles (152 km2), of
which, 58.0 square miles (150 km2) of it is land and 0.5
square miles (1.3 km2) of it (0.82%) is water.
Climate: McKinney's considered to be part of the
humid subtropical region.
-On average, the warmest month is July. -The
highest recorded temperature was
118 °F (48 °C) in
1936. -On average, the coolest month is January. -The lowest
recorded temperature was −7 °F
(−22 °C) in 1930. -The
maximum average precipitation occurs in May.
Economy: According to the City's 2008 Comprehensive Annual
the top employers in the city are:
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