The nation continues to recognize McKinney as a stand-out community. MoneyMagazine ranked McKinney the #1 Best Place to Live in America in 2014. Factors considered included employment, schools, crime and safety, as well as overall quality of life aspects including a feeling of community pride. This adds to the accolades the city has already received.
While many factors combine to make McKinney a truly special place in America, it is the people in McKinney who bring these vibrant qualities to life. That community spirit is evident in a friendly, safe and inviting city that holds strong ties to its roots and history while enjoying rapid economic development and continually adding new amenities that complement and expand our unique quality of life.
HISTORY OF McKINNEY, TEXAS
On March 24, 1849, William Davis, who owned 3,000 acres (12 km2) where McKinney now stands, donated 120 acres (0.49 km2) for the townsite. Ten years later, McKinney incorporated, and in 1913, the town adopted the commission form of government.
Old Collin County Courthouse in Courthouse Square, 2016.
For the first 125 years of its history, McKinney served as the principal commercial center for the county. The county seat provided farmers with flour, corn, and cotton mills, cotton gins, a cotton compress, and a cottonseed oil mill, as well as banks, churches, schools, newspapers, and from the 1880s, an opera house. Businesses also came to include a textile mill, an ice company, a large dairy, and a garment manufacturing company. The population grew from 35 in 1848 to 4,714 in 1912. By 1953, McKinney had a population of more than 10,000 and 355 businesses. The town continued to serve as an agribusiness center for the county until the late 1960s.
By 1970, McKinney was surpassed in size by Plano. McKinney experienced moderate population growth, from 15,193 in the 1970 census, to 21,283 in the 1990 census. By the mid-1980s, the town had become a commuter center for residents who worked in Plano and Dallas. In 1985, it had a population of just over 16,000 and supported 254 businesses. Since then, McKinney’s rate of increase has been much more dramatic. In the 2000 census, McKinney had grown to 54,369 with 2,005 businesses and in the 2010 census, the population had more than doubled to 131,117 residents. The Census Bureau’s most recent estimated population for McKinney (July 1, 2015) is 162,898. The most recent population estimate, produced by the city as of January 1, 2017, is 168,358.
Both the city and the county were named for Collin McKinney, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, and a congressman for the Red River district of the Republic of Texas. He was the author of a bill establishing counties in the northern part of the state.
McKinney is a city in and the county seat of Collin County, Texas, United States. It is Collin County’s second-largest city, after Plano. Part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, McKinney is about 32 miles (51 km) north of Dallas.
McKinney is in west-central Collin County at 33°11′50″N 96°38′23″W (33.197210°N 96.639751°W). Some popular places in McKinney are the Historic Downtown McKinney, Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary and Towne Lake Recreation Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 62.9 square miles (162.9 km2), of which 62.2 square miles (161.1 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.7 km2), or 1.07%, is covered by water.
McKinney, Texas’ estimated population is 181,330 according to the most recent United States census estimates. McKinney, Texas is the 17th largest city in Texas based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.
The population density is 2709.27 people/mi² (1046.05 people/km²), with a household density of 321.51 people/km² (832.71 people/mi²).
|Year||Population||Growth||Annual Growth Rate|
AGE AND SEX
The overall median age is 34.6 years, 33.1 years for males, and 36 years for females. For every 100 females, there are 96.4 males.
Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 55,733 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.6%, with a median rent of $1176/month. The median house has 6.7 rooms and has a value of $228,500.
The median income for households in McKinney, Texas is $83,257, while the mean household income is $100,652. 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.
Mckinney Tx Household Types
67.7% Rate of Home Ownership
3.38 – Average Family Size
2.91 – Average Household Size
3.6% – Unmarried (Opposite Sex)
0.2% – Unmarried (Same Sex)
McKinney is the home of the Central Park Campus of Collin College near the city’s center at US 75 and US 380, which opened in 1985 as the initial campus for the community college district. The Collin Higher Education Center campus of Collin College opened in southern McKinney in 2010 and offers select bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in partnership with Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas Woman’s University, The University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of North Texas.
Public School Districts
Two-thirds of McKinney residents are within the McKinney Independent School District; the remaining third are part of Frisco Independent School District, Prosper Independent School District, Allen Independent School District, Melissa Independent School District, Lovejoy Independent School District, or Celina Independent School District.
Five of the seven school districts serving the city placed in the top 5% in the Niche 2018 Best School Districts in America rankings; Allen ISD ranked #33 nationally, Frisco ISD ranked #60, Prosper ISD ranked #73, Lovejoy ISD ranked #78, and McKinney ISD ranked #268.
Public High Schools
For high school, the two-thirds of the city’s students who are in McKinney ISD attend McKinney High School, McKinney North High School, McKinney Boyd High School, or Serenity High School. The remaining third of McKinney students attend Liberty High School, Independence High School, Heritage High School, Prosper High School, Allen High School, Melissa High School, Lovejoy High School, or Celina High School.
In the 2018 U.S. News & World Report High School Rankings, Lovejoy High School ranked #49 in Texas rankings and #283 in National rankings; McKinney North High School ranked #76 and #627, respectively, McKinney Boyd High School ranked #85 and #722, respectively, Frisco Liberty High School ranked #92 and #770, respectively, Prosper High School ranked #124 and #1100, respectively, and Allen High School ranked #130 and #1228, respectively.
Public Charter Schools
Imagine International Academy of North Texas is a no-tuition open-enrollment public charter school for grades K–12 in McKinney. It is open to students within any school district that serves McKinney residents. It is state-funded, independently run, and not part of any school district.
There are two private schools in the city that serve all grades from K–12, McKinney Christian Academy and Cornerstone Christian Academy.
Texas Education Agency
Department of Performance Reporting
Preliminary 2018 Accountability Ratings
|District Name||Accountability Rating||Student Achievement||School Progress||Closing the Gaps||District Rating|