Plano 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 Growth Rate

Plano Race Data

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American21,7507.60%
Two or More Races7,6162.66%
Some Other Race4,6621.63%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,1860.41%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1350.05%

Population Pyramid

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Plano Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
Houses Without Mortgage
Houses With Mortgage
Vacancy Rate
Median Rent
Median Home Value
Renter-Occupied Units
Owner-Occupied Units
Total Housing Units

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Plano for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 3.7% and the labor force participation rate is 71.1%.

Plano Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
Non Family Households
Female Householder (no husband) Families
Male Householder (no wife) Families
Married Couple Families
Average Family Size
Average Household Size