Frisco is a city in Collin and Denton counties in Texas. It is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and is approximately 25 miles (40 km) from both Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
HISTORY OF FRISCO, TEXAS
When the Dallas area was being settled by American pioneers, many of the settlers traveled by wagon trains along the Shawnee Trail. This trail became the Preston Trail, and later, Preston Road. With all of this activity, the community of Lebanon was founded along this trail and was granted a U.S. post office in 1860. In 1902, a line of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway was being built through the area, and periodic watering stops were needed along the route for the steam locomotives. The current settlement of Lebanon was on the Preston Ridge and was therefore too high in elevation, so the watering stop was placed about four miles (6 km) to the west on lower ground. A community grew around this train stop. Some residents of Lebanon actually moved their houses to the new community on logs. The new town was originally named Emerson, but the U.S. Postal Service rejected the name as being too similar to another town in Texas. In 1904, the town’s residents chose “Frisco City” in honor of the St. Louis–San Francisco Railway. This name was later shortened to Frisco.
Later, in 1978, the first season of the hit show Dallas was filmed at Frisco’s Cloyce Box Ranch (now the Brinkmann Ranch), where the house on site was used as the Ewing family home. This house burned down during renovations in 1987, and the steel skeleton of the house still stands on today’s Brinkmann Ranch, now the largest family owned an estate in Frisco.
The distinctive Frisco coat of arms is based on the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway’s logo.
GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE
Frisco is in western Collin County and eastern Denton County at 33°08′29″N 96°48′47″W (33.141263, -96.813120). Frisco is part of the humid subtropical region. It gets 39 inches of rain per year. On average, there are 230 sunny days per year in the city. The July high is around 96 degrees. The January low is 33 degrees. The comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 25 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 62.4 square miles (161.6 km2), of which 61.8 square miles (160.1 km2) is land and 0.58 square miles (1.5 km2), or 0.92%, is water.
- Dallas North Tollway (Service Road is Dallas Parkway)
- Sam Rayburn Tollway (Service Road is SH 121)
- SH 289 (Preston Road)
- US 380 (University Drive)
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Frisco, Texas’ estimated population is 177,286 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Frisco, Texas is the 18th largest city in Texas based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau. The population density is 2615.93 people/mi² (1010.01 people/km²), with a household density of 289.88 people/km² (750.78 people/mi²).
AGE AND SEX
The overall median age is 36.2 years, 36 years for males, and 36.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.8 males.
Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 50,882 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.8%, with a median rent of $1313/month. The median house has 7.5 rooms and has a value of $300,900.
The median income for households in Frisco, Texas is $117,642, while the mean household income is $138,662. The per capita income is $, and % of families and % of individuals are below the federal poverty line. % of those under 18 are in poverty and % of those 65 years or older.
Frisco Tx Household Types
74.8% Rate of Home Ownership
3.39 – Average Family Size
2.99 – Average Household Size
3.1% – Unmarried (Opposite Sex)
0.3% – Unmarried (Same Sex)
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT||COUNT||PERCENT %|
|Less Than 9th Grade||1,640||1.81%|
|9th to 12th Grade||2,024||2.23%|
|High School Graduate||9,691||10.67%|
Primary and secondary
Most of Frisco is within the Frisco Independent School District (Frisco ISD), with some parts of the city extending into the Lewisville Independent School District, Little Elm Independent School District, and Prosper Independent School District. Lewisville ISD and Prosper ISD each have one elementary school in Frisco, while all other public schools within the city limits are Frisco ISD schools. (Prosper ISD will open a middle school in Frisco in 2019 and a high school in 2020.)
Frisco ISD has 10 high schools, 17 middle schools and 42 elementary schools. Most of Frisco ISD schools are within the Frisco city limits, but some are located in adjacent suburbs. All Frisco high schools compete in UIL Class 5A.
The Frisco ISD Early Childhood School is available for children ages three and four who meet eligibility requirements for Headstart, Prekindergarten, or Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities.
Frisco also has the Frisco ISD Career & Technical Education Center (CTE or CaTE Center), a building in which students from high schools can experience and try different careers, from veterinary work to advertising, and graphic design.
Collin College, the Preston Ridge campus of the community college district, opened on Wade Boulevard in Frisco in August 1995.
Amberton University has a local campus on Parkwood Boulevard north of Warren Parkway.
In 2008, Frisco ISD opened the Career and Technology Education Center.
The University of Dallas has moved its Carrollton campus to Frisco.
UT Arlington has a professional MBA campus in Frisco.
University of North Texas core MBA courses can be taken at the Frisco campus.
Texas Education Agency
Department of Performance Reporting
Preliminary 2018 Accountability Ratings
|District Name||Accountability Rating||Student Achievement||School Progress||Closing the Gaps||District Rating|
|Little Elm ISD||C||C||C||C||C|