Plano, Texas Population 2018

Plano is a city in Texas. It is located in the counties of Collin and Denton, and it is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. The city has a population of 286,057 and is the ninth largest city in the state by population. The city is most known for being home to the headquarters of many international companies.

Plano History

Plano was incorporated as a city in 1872 following the development of the Houston and Central Texas Railway. Prior to this, the area was settled by Europeans in the 1840s. After it was incorporated, the population grew to over 500 people in just two years. The city faced some challenges early in its history with a fire that destroyed it in 1881. It was rebuilt fairly quickly and became prosperous through the remainder of the 1880s.

The population exceeded 1,300 by 1900 and grew slowly through the first few decades. During the 1970s was when the city saw its population grow, like many other cities following World War II. The population in 1970 was almost 18,000. By the next census, it was 72,000. It was during the 1980s when the city really flourished as it attracted corporate headquarters for companies including Frito-Lay. By the time the 1990s rolled around, the city had a population of over 100,000. In 2000, it had expanded to over 222,000.

Today, the city has been ranked as one of the best cities in the country based on livability. It was also ranked as the Best Place to Live in the United States. Many corporate headquarters have located to Plano in recent years, including but not limited to Alliance Data, Cinemark Theatres, Dr. Pepper, Pizza Hut and Toyota.

Plano Demographics

Plano’s population is 286,057, according to recent estimates. The city has an area of over 71 square miles, and its population density is over 3,820 people per square mile. The population recorded during the last census in 2010 was 259,841.

One of the most interesting things about Plano’s population is that it has one of the largest concentrations of Chinese Americans, who make up 17% of the foreign-born population. Twenty-two percent of the foreign population originally came from Mexico, while 9% were from India and 4% came from Vietnam.

The biggest age group in the city is 25 to 44, which makes up 36.5% of the population. Over 28% of the city’s total population is younger than 18, while just 4.9% are 65 or older. The median age for the city is 34. There are more women than men living in Plano, with 99.3 males for every 100 females. Approximately 4.3% of the population lives below the federal poverty line. Capital One Finance is the largest employer in the city. DXC Technology, Bank of America Home Loans, Ericsson, and Toyota round out the top five employers in Plano.

Plano Population Growth

Plano has seen significant growth throughout its history, particularly between the censuses taken in 1960 and 1970. During this period, the population grew by over 383%. It grew again between 1970 and 1980. By the 1990s, the city had more than 100,000 residents. By the 2000 census, the number had risen to over 222,000. Most recently, the city has seen its population jump by over 10% during the 2010 census and 2016 estimates, showing that the city’s many opportunities are continuing to bring in new residents.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017286,143110.00%
2016286,1323,1261.10%
2015283,0065,0921.83%
2014277,9143,1431.14%
2013274,7712,3570.87%
2012272,4145,2391.96%
2011267,1755,9392.27%
2010261,23639,2061.64%
2000222,03093,3175.60%
1990128,71356,3825.93%
198072,33154,45915.00%
197017,87214,17717.07%
19603,6952,0954.27%
19401,6008001.75%
19008000.00%

Plano Population in 2018Source: By Danny20111993 [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White189,114
Asian53,335
Black or African American22,350
Two or More Races8,134
Some Other Race4,724
American Indian and Alaska Native1,229
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander202

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Plano Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Plano Median Age

38.5


Total

37.4


Male

39.6


Female

Plano Adults

There are 211,828 adults, (32,374 of which are seniors) in Plano.

Plano Age Dependency

55.5

Age Dependency Ratio

18

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Plano Sex Ratio

Female

142,377

51.02%

Male

136,711

48.98%

Plano Households and Families

Plano Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Plano Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.6%22.4%
All61.8%38.2%
Male50.4%49.6%
Female41.4%58.6%
Non Family38.8%61.2%

61.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Plano Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All105,1892.6561.8
Married60,6393.277.6
Non Family30,1141.2238.8
Female10,5423.2241.4
Male3,8943.4350.4

3.17

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Plano Households

Plano Education

Plano Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,0103.70%
9th to 12th Grade5,1192.70%
High School Graduate23,54312.42%
Some College35,95518.96%
Associates Degree12,6116.65%
Bachelors Degree64,47734.00%
Graduate Degree40,91621.58%

Plano Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White114,428111,91164,599
Asian35,21533,59327,723
Hispanic22,59615,5145,519
Black13,86513,2406,028
Multiple Races3,2813,0041,532
Other Race2,8132,067575
Native American736583208
Islander16116131

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 78.72%.

Plano Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$52,372$67,256$42,313
Less Than High School$17,861$20,096$15,313
High School Grad$29,895$32,107$24,969
Some College$41,253$50,711$35,820
Bachelors Degree$62,324$83,012$50,036
Graduate Degree$84,032$102,088$61,958

$52,372

Average Earnings

$67,256

Average Male

$42,313

Average Female

Plano Language

Plano Language by Age

Plano Language

67.59% of Plano residents speak only English, while 32.41% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.65% of the population.

Plano Poverty

Plano Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic41,1357,70118.72%
White153,6656,9054.49%
Black22,2412,94013.22%
Asian53,3082,4514.60%
Other4,69591119.40%
Multiple8,0577549.36%
Native1,2291229.93%
Islander19952.51%

7.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.70%

Male Poverty Rate

8.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Plano

The race most likely to be in poverty in Plano is Other, with 19.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Plano is Islander, with 2.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.84%.

Plano Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.27%
High School10.06%
Some College6.56%
Bachelors or Greater3.32%

Plano Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed25.93%
Male Unemployed14.29%
Female Employed3.92%
Male Employed3.38%

Plano Income

Plano Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$85,085$113,510
Families$103,159$130,296
Married Families$116,779$146,378
Non Families$50,961$68,602

Plano Marital Status

Plano Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.3%

Male Marriage Rate

55.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Plano Married by Age and Sex

Plano Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Plano Marital Status by Race

Plano Veterans

Plano Veterans by War

12,682

Number of Veterans

11,687

Male Veterans

995

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam4,975
First Gulf War2,362
Second Gulf War1,669
Korea1,210
World War II601

Plano Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 743,551
35 to 543,270
75+2,588
55 to 642,212
18 to 341,061

Plano Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White11,1387.49%
Black8545.30%
Hispanic6652.41%
2 or More3137.27%
Asian1510.40%
Indian11513.77%
Other942.69%
Hawaiian1712.32%

Plano Veterans by Education

4.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Plano Employment Status

Plano Employment by Age

70.5%

Labor Force Participation

67.1%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Plano Employment by Race

Plano Employment by Education

Plano Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

40.33%

Born in Texas

75.32%

Native Born

24.68%

Foreign Born

13.01%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

75.32% of Plano residents were born in the United States, with 40.33% having been born in Texas. 13.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.