Plano, Texas Population 2023

293,189

Plano is a city located in Collin County Texas. With a 2023 population of 293,189, it is the 9th largest city in Texas and the 75th largest city in the United States.Plano is currently growing at a rate of 0.88% annually and its population has increased by 2.7% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 285,494 in 2020. Spanning over 72 miles, Plano has a population density of 4,090 people per square mile.

The average household income in Plano is $126,073 with a poverty rate of 7.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Plano is 38.9 years, 37.8 years for males, and 40 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: 61.74%
  • Asian: 21.77%
  • Black or African American: 8.64%
  • Two or more races: 5.64%
  • Other race: 1.71%
  • Native American: 0.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Plano, Texas is 293,189 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 285,494.

Plano, Texas Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Asian

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Plano Population by Race

Plano Population Pyramid 2023

Plano Median Age

38.9

Total

37.8

Male

40

Female

Plano Adults

There are 224,421 adults, (38,207 of whom are seniors) in Plano.

Plano Age Dependency

55.1

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Plano Sex Ratio

Female146,57950.74%
Male142,29149.26%

Plano Population by Age

Plano Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.19

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

58.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Plano Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Plano Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Plano Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 95%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.84%.

Plano Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$58,223

Average Earnings

$75,324

Average Male

$47,700

Average Female

Plano Earnings by Educational Attainment

Plano Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Plano Language

64.65% of Plano residents speak only English, while 35.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 18.01% of the population.

Plano Language

Plano Poverty by Race

rate

7.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.98%

Male Poverty Rate

6.6%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Plano

The race most likely to be in poverty in Plano is Hispanic, with 14.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Plano is Islander, with 3.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.13%.

Plano Poverty

Plano Poverty Rate by Education

Plano Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Plano Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Plano Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.6%

Male Marriage Rate

54.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Plano Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Plano Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

11,181

Number of Veterans

10,193

Male Veterans

988

Female Veterans

Plano Veterans by War

Plano Veterans by Age

count

Plano Veterans by Race

Plano Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Plano Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.7%

Labor Force Participation

66.8%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Plano Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Plano Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Plano Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

39.55%

Born in Plano

73.42%

Native Born

27.76%

Foreign Born

15.24%

Non Citizen

12.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

73.42% of Plano residents were born in the United States, with 39.55% having been born in Texas. 15.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Plano Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Plano Population by Year