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Collin County, Texas
Seal o Collin County, Texas
Cairt o Texas heichlichtin Collin County
Location in the U.S. state o Texas
Cairt o the Unitit States heichlichtin Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Foondit 1846
Seat McKinney
 • Tot 886 sq mi (2,295 km2)
 • Laund 848 sq mi (2,196 km2)
 • Watter 38 sq mi (98 km2), 4.32%
 • (2010) 782,341
 • Density 992.6/sq mi (383/km²)

Collin Coonty (Inglis: Collin County) is a suburban coonty locatit in the U.S. state o Texas. The coonty haes been experiencin extensive growt in recent years. As o the 2010 census, its population wis 782,341.[1] Its seat is McKinney.[2] Baith the coonty an the coonty seat wur namit efter Collin McKinney (1766 - 1861), ane o the five men who draftit the Texas Declaration o Unthirldom an the auldest o the 59 men who signed it.

Collin County is pairt o the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. A sma portion o the ceety o Dallas is locatit in the coonty. Ither important ceeties in the coonty include Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Richardson, Wylie, an Murphy.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae the U.S. Census Bureau, the coonty haes a total aurie o 886 square miles (2,294.7 km2), o which 848 square miles (2,196.3 km2) is land an 38 square miles (98.4 km2) (4.32%) is watter.

Major heich-gates[eedit | eedit soorce]

Adjacent coonties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 1,950
1860 9,264 375.1%
1870 14,013 51.3%
1880 25,983 85.4%
1890 36,736 41.4%
1900 50,087 36.3%
1910 49,021 −2.1%
1920 49,609 1.2%
1930 46,180 −6.9%
1940 47,190 2.2%
1950 41,692 −11.7%
1960 41,247 −1.1%
1970 66,920 62.2%
1980 144,576 116.0%
1990 264,036 82.6%
2000 491,675 86.2%
2010 782,341 59.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
Texas Almanac: 1850-2010[4]

As o the census[5] o 2000, there wur 491,675 fowk, 181,970 hoosehaulds, an 132,292 families residin in the coonty. The population densitie wis 580 fowk per square mile (224/km²). There wur 194,892 hoosin units at an average densitie o 230 per square mile (89/km²). The racial makup o the coonty wis 81.39% White, 4.79% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 6.92% Asie, 0.05% Paceefic Islander, 4.26% frae ither races, an 2.11% frae twa or mair races. 10.27% o the population wur Hispanic or Latino o ony race.

Accordin tae U.S. Census figurs released in 2006, the racial makup o the coonty wis as follaes: 77.21% White, 7.26% African American, 10.02% Asie, 0.45% Native American, 5.06% o ither or mixed race. 12.8% Hispanic o ony race.

There wur 181,970 hoosehaulds oot o which 40.60% haed chiler unner the age o 18 livin wi them, 62.10% wur marriet couples livin together, 7.50% haed a female hoosehaulder wi nae husband present, an 27.30% wur nan-families. 22.10% o aw hoosehaulds wur made up o individuals and 3.10% haed someane livin alane who wis 65 years o age or aulder. The average hoosehauld size wis 2.68 an the average family size wis 3.18.

In the coonty, the population wis spread oot wi 28.70% unner the age o 18, 7.40% frae 18 tae 24, 37.90% frae 25 tae 44, 20.70% frae 45 tae 64, an 5.30% who wur 65 years o age or aulder. The median age wis 33 years. For ivery 100 females there wur 99.80 males. For ivery 100 females age 18 an ower, there wur 97.80 males.

The median income for a hoosehauld in the coonty wis $70,835, an the median income for a faimily wis $81,856 (these figures haed risen tae $77,671 an $91,881 respectively as o a 2007 estimate).[6] Males haed a median income o $57,392 versus $36,604 for females. The per caipita income for the coonty wis $33,345. Aboot 3.30% o faimilies an 4.90% o the population wur belaw the poverty line, includin 5.10% o those unner age 18 an 7.10% o those age 65 or ower. Based on median hoosehauld income, as o 2006, Collin Coonty is the seicont richest coonty in Texas efter Fort Bend, an is considered ane o the walthiest coonties in the Unitit States.

Housomeivver, Collin - like ither Texas coonties - haes ane o the naition's heichest property tax rates. In 2007, it was #21 for property taxes as percentage o the hames value on awner occupeed hoosin.[7] It rankit in the Top 100 for amount o property taxes paid an for percentage o taxes o income. an aw Pairt o this is due tae the Robin Hood plan schuil financin seestem in Texas.[8]

Politics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Collin Coonty is a Republican stranghauld in presidential an congressional elections. The last Democrat tae win the coonty wis Lyndon Johnson in 1964. As the northren Dallas suburbs spilled intae Collin Coonty in the late 1960s an early 1970s its politics immediately swung tae the Republican Pairty.

In the Hoose o Representatives, the soothwastren pairt o Collin Coonty is representit in Texas's 3rd congressional destrict an the rest o the coonty is representit in the Texas's 4t congressional destrict. Baith destricts are held bi Republicans, the 3rd bi Sam Johnson, an the 4t bi Ralph Hall, who anerlie recently switched tae the Republican Pairty.

Ceeties an touns[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ceety extends intae ane adjacent coonty.
†† Ceety extends intae twa or mair adjacent coonties.

Education[eedit | eedit soorce]

The follaein schuil destricts lee entirely athin Collin Coonty:

while anerlie pairts o the follaein destricts lee athin the coonty:

Colleges an Universities[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Central Campus o Collin College [9] which opened in Januar 1986 is locatit in McKinney. Dallas Baptist University [10] haes an extension steid in Frisco, DBU Frisco an aw.

Lakes[eedit | eedit soorce]

Pairks[eedit | eedit soorce]

Collin County Parks and Open Spaces

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

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Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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