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The Haggard family ranch at dusk
The Haggard family ranch at dusk
Date taken: Dec. 2006
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Plano is a city in Collin County, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. (The community straddles Collin and Denton counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The community name derives from Spanish for "plain, level"

The latitude of Plano is 33.019N. The longitude is -96.698W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 666 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 241,991.


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Median household income
Local
$78,722
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Plano demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 709. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 2.9 per 1,000 people.
No. 9 on the "Best Cities for Women" list (small cities), Ladies' Home Journal, 2002
Filming location for:
· TV series, "Dallas"
Setting for 2006 movie, "Stick It"
Well-known residents have included:
· Lance Armstrong, cyclist
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Blackland Prairie Festival - April 29, 2007
  • Plano Balloon Festival - Sept. 21-23, 2007
  • International Festival - Oct. 20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Plano web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Plano Symphony Orchestra, Plano Children's Theatre, Rover Dramawerks
Historic sites and museums: Heritage Farmstead Museum
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 73

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Plano demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Collin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Dallas area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 75023 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Plano residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Plano ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Plano was $36,514, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

53% of Plano residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Plano, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $765.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,573.


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Libraries in Plano include Christopher A Parr Library, Gladys Harrington Library, Ler Schimelpfenig Library, Maribelle M Davis Library, Wo Haggard Jr Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Plano include Plano Star Courier, West Plano People

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Politics

Collin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Plano political report.

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Restaurants

Plano restaurants taking online reservations include Bob's Steak & Chop House - Plano, Jasper's - Plano, NAAN Restaurant, Nicola's Ristorante, Roy's - Plano, Steve Fields Steak and Lobster Lounge ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Plano workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 35 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Plano between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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