Plano, Texas Population 2021

285,537
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Plano is a city located in Collin County Texas. With a 2020 population of 285,537, it is the 9th largest city in Texas and the 72nd largest city in the United States . Plano is currently declining at a rate of -0.37% annually but its population has increased by 9.89% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 259,841 in 2010. Plano reached it's highest population of 288,747 in 2018. Spanning over 72 miles, Plano has a population density of 3,983 people per square mile.

The average household income in Plano is $126,073 with a poverty rate of 6.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,418 per month, and the median house value is $320,100. The median age in Plano is 38.7 years, 37.4 years for males, and 39.9 years for females.

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: 65.14%
  • Asian: 21.20%
  • Black or African American: 8.57%
  • Two or more races: 2.82%
  • Other race: 1.69%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Plano, Texas is 285,537 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 288,747.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 259,841.

Plano, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White186,99265.14%
Asian60,85121.20%
Black or African American24,6128.57%
Two or More Races8,0852.82%
Some Other Race4,8511.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3510.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3220.11%
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Plano Population by Race

Plano Population Pyramid $2021

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Plano Median Age

38.7


Total

37.4


Male

39.9


Female

Plano Adults

There are 222,533 adults, (36,793 of whom are seniors) in Plano.

Plano Age Dependency

54.6

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Plano Sex Ratio

Female

145,306

50.62%

Male

141,758

49.38%

Plano Population by Age

Plano Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Plano Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.9%26.1%
All59.1%40.9%
Male44.6%55.4%
Female43.1%56.9%
Non Family36.4%63.6%

59.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Plano Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All105,8542.759.1
Married61,5333.2373.9
Non Family30,6561.2936.4
Female9,8343.4843.1
Male3,8313.5944.6

3.22

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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Plano Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,2183.63%
9th to 12th Grade5,5232.78%
High School Graduate25,77812.96%
Some College34,43717.32%
Associates Degree12,1376.10%
Bachelors Degree69,73335.06%
Graduate Degree44,04722.15%
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Plano Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Plano Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White113,370110,68965,463
Asian41,45939,31132,692
Hispanic24,24617,0506,207
Black16,16215,6947,599
2+ Races3,1532,9161,706
Other Race2,9992,333841
Native American870685195
Islander21621681

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 78.85%.

Plano Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$56,045$73,661$44,987
Less Than 9th Grade$23,344$26,544$16,885
High School Graduate$31,178$35,546$24,215
Some College$44,468$52,293$38,560
Bachelors Degree$66,963$91,374$52,715
Graduate Degree$90,491$107,013$65,874

$56,045

Average Earnings

$73,661

Average Male

$44,987

Average Female

Plano Earnings by Educational Attainment

Plano Language by Age

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Plano Language

64.73% of Plano residents speak only English, while 35.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.84% of the population.

Plano Language

Plano Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White149,5306,8094.55%
Hispanic43,0326,49515.09%
Asian60,8273,2275.31%
Black24,4881,9868.11%
Multiple8,0517228.97%
Other4,82060312.51%
Native1,35119614.51%
Islander31361.92%

6.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.15%

Male Poverty Rate

7.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Plano

The race most likely to be in poverty in Plano is Hispanic, with 15.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Plano is Islander, with 1.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.93%.

Plano Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.19%
High School8.70%
Some College6.02%
Bachelors or Greater3.50%

Plano Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed19.29%
Female Unemployed18.14%
Female Employed3.32%
Male Employed2.70%

Plano Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Plano Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$95,602$126,073
Families$112,021$145,013
Married Families$126,210$160,412
Non Families$56,683$75,814
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Income by Household Type

Plano Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.2%

Male Marriage Rate

54.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Plano Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Plano Marital Status

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11,050

Number of Veterans

10,052

Male Veterans

998

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,081
First Gulf War2,579
Second Gulf War2,123
Korea775
World War II362

Plano Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,005
35 to 542,852
75+2,455
55 to 641,596
18 to 341,142

Plano Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9,2566.20%
Black9665.10%
Hispanic5101.74%
Asian3300.73%
2+ Races2927.03%
Other Race1072.92%
Islander5425.96%
Native American454.65%

Plano Veterans by Race

Plano Veterans by Education

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4.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Plano Veterans by Education

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69.8%

Labor Force Participation

67.2%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Plano Employment by Age

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Plano Employment by Race

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Plano Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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38.70%

Born in Plano

72.96%

Native Born

27.04%

Foreign Born

14.52%

Non Citizen

12.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

72.96% of Plano residents were born in the United States, with 38.70% having been born in Texas. 14.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Plano Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021285,537-1,070-0.37%
2020286,607-1,070-0.37%
2019287,677-1,070-0.37%
2018288,7471,0320.36%
2017287,7154460.16%
2016287,2693,3821.19%
2015283,8875,6612.03%
2014278,2263,5181.28%
2013274,7082,3790.87%
2012272,3295,2941.98%
2011267,0355,8012.22%
2010261,23439,2041.64%
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 by Year