Location of McKinney in Collin County, Texas
|Total||62.9 sq mi (151.5 km2)|
|Land||62.4 sq mi (150.3 km2)|
|Water||0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)|
|Elevation||630 ft (192 m)|
|Population (2014 Estimate )|
|Density||2,370.1/sq mi (915.1/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1341241|
|Website||City of McKinney Texas|
McKinney is a city in and the county seat of Collin County, Texas, United States, and the second in population to Plano. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city's 2010 population was 131,117 making it the nineteenth most populous city in the state of Texas. It is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and is located about 31 mi (50 km) north of Dallas.
The Census Bureau listed McKinney as the nation's fastest growing city from 2000 to 2003 and again in 2006, among cities with more than 50,000 people. In 2007 it was ranked second-fastest growing among cities with more than 100,000 people and in 2008 as third-fastest. The most recent population estimate, as of January 1, 2014, is 149,082.
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.
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 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 Census Bureau's 2006 estimate, the population was 107,530. In 2009, McKinney celebrated its sesquicentennial. The current estimated population for McKinney (January 2014) is 149,082.
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.
In the September 2012 CNN's Money magazine's issue, McKinney was ranked 2nd place among Best Places to Live in the United States. In July 2010, McKinney was ranked 5th place on CNN's Money magazine's list of best places to live in the United States, and two years earlier (2008), the city ranked 14th on the same list, compiled for cities over 100,000 every two years. Also, McKinney is the only city in Texas that made the top ten. McKinney is one of several fast-growing communities on the northeastern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
McKinney is located at ( ).
McKinney's geographic neighbors are:
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According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 62.9 square miles (163 km2), of which, 62.4 square miles (162 km2) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) of it (0.79%) is water.
|Climate chart (explanation)|
McKinney is considered part of the humid subtropical region.
It is also part of the Texas blackland prairies, which means it gets hot summers because it is in the Sun Belt. Humidity makes temperatures feel higher, and winters are mild and are usually rainy, snowstorms occasionally come when it gets colder. Spring is the wettest part of the year, which brings winds from the Gulf Coast.
|Climate data for McKinney, Texas|
|Record high °F (°C)||87 |
|Average high °F (°C)||52.5 |
|Average low °F (°C)||31.1 |
|Record low °F (°C)|| 7 |
| 5 |
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| 7 |
|Precipitation inches (mm)||2.43 |
|Snowfall inches (cm)||.8 |
|Avg. precipitation days ( 0.01 in)||7.3||6.3||7.6||7.1||8.9||7.0||4.5||4.1||5.9||6.3||6.6||6.6||78.2|
|Avg. snowy days ( 0.1 in)||.8||1.0||.1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.1||.2||2.2|
|Source #1: NOAA|
|Source #2: The Weather Channel|
As of the 2010 census McKinney had a population of 131,117. The median age was 33. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 64.5% non-Hispanic white, 10.2% non-Hispanic black, 0.7% Native American, 1.0% Indian (from India), 3.1% other Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% non-Hispanic reporting some other race, 3.1% reporting two or more races and 18.6% Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 28,186 households out of which 45.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.29.
In the city the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 36.4% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $63,366, and the median income for a family was $72,133. Males had a median income of $50,663 versus $32,074 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,185. About 4.9% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.
Between 1970 and 1990, McKinney experienced moderate population growth, from 15,193 in the 1970 census, to 21,283 in the 1990 census. Since then, McKinney's rate of increase has been much more dramatic. In the 2000 census, McKinney had grown to 54,369 and to 131,117 in the 2010 census.
According to the City's 2012 Annual Development Report, the top employers in the city are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|2||McKinney Independent School District||2,976|
|3||Collin County Government||1,700|
|5||Encore Wire Corporation||1,000|
|6||Walmart (Three Locations)||967|
|7||City of McKinney||894|
|8||Medical Center of McKinney||865|
|9||Watson & Chalin||800|
|10||Baylor Medical Center at McKinney||550|
The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (2009) states that the city's various funds had $194.8 million in Revenues, $182.5 million in expenditures, $144.5 million in total assets, $24.8 million in total liabilities, and $127.7 million in cash in investments.
The McKinney City Council has seven members. Two council members and the mayor are elected at large, and four council members are elected to single-member districts.
McKinney's City Manager serves under the direction of the City Council, and administers and coordinates the implementation of procedures, policies, and ordinances.
McKinney is represented in the Texas Senate by Republican Florence Shapiro, District 8, and in the Texas Senate by Republican Craig Estes, District 30. McKinney is also represented in the Texas House of Representatives by Ken Paxton, District 70.
At the Federal level, the two U.S. Senators from Texas are Republicans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz; McKinney is part of Texas' US Congressional 3rd District, which is currently represented by Republican Sam Johnson.
McKinney is served primarily by the McKinney Independent School District, but some western areas of McKinney are zoned to nearby Frisco Independent School District or Prosper Independent School District and southern areas to Allen Independent School District.
In the Newsweek ranking of schools throughout the nation for 2006, McKinney High School was ranked 191, out of 1000 schools on the list, while McKinney North High School was ranked 237. The original article incorrectly stated results for McKinney's two high schools, but Newsweek updated its lists by 2 June 2007. In the 2008 rankings, McKinney High School was ranked 642 out of 1300 and McKinney North High School was ranked 771.
Middle schools include Dowell Middle School Evans Middle School Faubion Middle School Scott Johnson Middle School Cockrill Middle School
Elementary schools include Bennett Elementary Burks Elementary Caldwell Elementary Eddins Elementary Finch Elementary Glen Oaks Elementary Johnson Elementary Malvern Elementary McNeil Elementary Minshew Elementary Slaughter Elementary Valley Creek Elementary Vega Elementary Walker Elementary Webb Elementary Wilmeth Elementary Wolford Elementary Press Elementary McGowen Elementary
Valley Creek Elementary School, McNeil Elementary School, Eddins Elementary School, Wolford Elementary School, Reuben Johnson Elementary School, Walker Elementary School, Press Elementary School and Glen Oaks Elementary Schools were included in a list of "Best Public Schools in Texas" by Texas Monthly magazine in 2006.
The newspaper has a daily circulation of 4,400 and a Sunday circulation of 26,400.
McKinney's online, hyper-local independent news voice is TownSquareBuzz.com. Owned by McKinney resident Angie Bado, the online news site, which began in 2005 as McKinneyNews.net, has more than 26,000 registered readers.
McKinney is served by two U.S. Highways: US 75 and US 380. McKinney National Airport and Aero Country Airport are also located in McKinney. The city is also bordered by State Highway 121 (S.H. 121); a toll road administered by the NTTA that runs to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Unlike nearby city Plano, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail train does not currently access McKinney. However, future plans may include utilizing existing railway for the project to reach the city.
The southern portion of McKinney (south of Eldorado Parkway) in Craig Ranch, has public trolley transit operated by Craig Ranch.
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