Plano, Texas Population 2020

288,539

Plano is a city located in Collin County, Texas. With a 2020 population of 288,539, it is the 9th largest city in Texas and the 71st largest city in the United States. Plano is currently growing at a rate of 0.08% annually and its population has increased by 11.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 259,841 in 2010. Spanning over 72 miles, Plano has a population density of 4,025 people per square mile.

The average household income in Plano is $121,765 with a poverty rate of 6.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,330 per month, and the median house value is $291,300. The median age in Plano is 38.6 years, 37.4 years for males, and 39.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.9 males.

The city has a population of {pop} and is the ninth largest city in the state by population. The city of Plano is most known for being home to the headquarters of many international companies.

Plano Population Statistics

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.

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 rose 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.

Plano was incorporated as a city in 1872 following the development of the Houston and Central Texas Railway. Before 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 relatively quickly and became prosperous through the remainder of the 1880s.

The population exceeded 1,300 by 1900 and grew slowly over 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 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 listed 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

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Plano was:

  • White: 65.64%
  • Asian: 20.40%
  • Black or African American: 8.38%
  • Two or more races: 3.03%
  • Other race: 1.99%
  • Native American: 0.46%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
The current population of Plano, Texas is 288,539, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 288,061. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 259,841.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White186,78965.64%
Asian58,04420.40%
Black or African American23,8588.38%
Two or More Races8,6243.03%
Some Other Race5,6771.99%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3080.46%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2790.10%

Plano Population Pyramid 2020

Plano Median Age

38.6


Total

37.4


Male

39.8


Female

Plano Adults

There are 219,781 adults, (36,090 of whom are seniors) in Plano.

Plano Age Dependency

54.9

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Plano Sex Ratio

Female

144,526

50.79%

Male

140,053

49.21%

Plano Households and Families

Plano Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Plano Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.3%24.7%
All60.3%39.7%
Male45.8%54.2%
Female44.1%55.9%
Non Family37.5%62.5%

60.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All105,5572.6960.3
Married61,0863.2375.3
Non Family30,6401.2637.5
Female9,9933.444.1
Male3,8383.5945.8

3.22

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Plano Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,2343.68%
9th to 12th Grade5,7722.93%
High School Graduate24,71412.56%
Some College34,97317.77%
Associates Degree12,4196.31%
Bachelors Degree68,90135.01%
Graduate Degree42,76821.73%

Plano Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White113,949111,37165,905
Asian39,14637,09530,966
Hispanic24,71317,1476,093
Black15,21214,6766,972
Other Race3,5342,428836
Multiple Races3,5193,2371,653
Native American858684196
Islander17017061

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 asian people with a rate of 79.10%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,616$70,093$44,749
Less Than High School$21,695$25,410$16,631
High School Grad$31,097$36,236$24,568
Some College$43,642$51,824$38,175
Bachelors Degree$64,316$86,555$51,498
Graduate Degree$85,684$105,811$63,971

$54,616

Average Earnings

$70,093

Average Male

$44,749

Average Female

Plano Language

Plano Language by Age

Plano Language

65.43% of Plano residents speak only English, while 34.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.06% of the population.

Plano Poverty

Plano Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White150,3676,8054.53%
Hispanic43,1946,54515.15%
Asian58,0252,8484.91%
Black23,7642,2049.27%
Other5,62990015.99%
Multiple8,5606647.76%
Native1,30818814.37%
Islander27372.56%

6.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.11%

Male Poverty Rate

7.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Plano

The race most likely to be in poverty in Plano is Other, with 15.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Plano is Islander, with 2.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.63%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.40%
High School9.62%
Some College6.14%
Bachelors or Greater3.43%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed24.49%
Male Unemployed15.40%
Female Employed3.24%
Male Employed3.08%

Plano Income

Plano Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$92,121$121,765
Families$109,365$140,090
Married Families$123,062$155,004
Non Families$54,613$73,309

Plano Marital Status

Plano Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.8%

Male Marriage Rate

54.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Plano Married by Age and Sex

Plano Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Plano Marital Status by Race

Plano Veterans

11,521

Number of Veterans

10,495

Male Veterans

1,026

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,318
First Gulf War2,371
Second Gulf War1,898
Korea996
World War II570
Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,189
75+2,704
35 to 542,644
55 to 641,906
18 to 341,078
Name Veterans % of Total
White9,9546.66%
Black8374.66%
Hispanic5731.93%
Asian2810.66%
2 or More2455.41%
Other972.37%
Indian666.83%
Hawaiian4126.11%

$Plano Veterans by Education

4.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Plano Employment Status

69.9%

Labor Force Participation

67.1%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

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

38.63%

Born in Texas

73.37%

Native Born

26.63%

Foreign Born

14.38%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

73.37% of Plano residents were born in the United States, with 38.63% having been born in Texas. 14.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020288,5392390.08%
2019288,3002390.08%
2018288,0611,2460.43%
2017286,8152390.08%
2016286,5763,1601.11%
2015283,4165,3541.93%
2014278,0623,4751.27%
2013274,5872,3470.86%
2012272,2405,2771.98%
2011266,9635,7412.20%
2010261,22239,1921.64%
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%