Plano

Welcome to Plano

Where innovation meets community in a dynamic urban setting
 
Plano, a city known for its vibrant economy, top-rated school system, and diverse community, offers a unique blend of urban sophistication and suburban comfort. This bustling city, with its mix of residential, commercial, and corporate areas, stands as a beacon of progress and innovation, particularly in the technology and telecommunications sectors. Home to numerous corporate headquarters, Plano is not just a hub for businesses but also a highly desirable place to live, offering an unparalleled quality of life.
 
The city's appeal lies in its ability to provide a balanced lifestyle. Residents of Plano enjoy the perks of urban living — from state-of-the-art amenities to high-end shopping and dining experiences — while also benefiting from the tranquility and community-oriented atmosphere of suburban life. This harmonious blend makes Plano an ideal destination for families, professionals, and anyone seeking a dynamic yet comfortable living environment.
 

What to Love

  • A hub for technology and telecommunications industries
  • Home to top-rated schools and educational opportunities
  • A melting pot of cultures and backgrounds
  • The perfect blend of city excitement and suburban comfort
  • A plethora of sophisticated options for leisure and enjoyment

Local Lifestyle

Life in Plano is characterized by its dynamic and diverse nature. Residents here are part of a thriving community that values education, innovation, and cultural richness. The city's strong economy and corporate presence attract professionals from various fields, contributing to its cosmopolitan vibe. Families are drawn to Plano for its excellent schools and safe, community-focused neighborhoods. The city's parks and nature preserves offer a serene escape from the urban hustle, making it an ideal place for both relaxation and active lifestyles.
 

Dining and Entertainment

Plano's dining and entertainment scene is as vibrant and diverse as the city itself. Nebraska Furniture Mart and Stonebriar Centre are premier shopping destinations just a short drive from the heart of Plano. Legacy West is a popular spot for food and shopping enthusiasts, featuring an array of restaurants and boutiques. Meanwhile, Windmills in The Colony is a must-visit for those who appreciate fine dining, live music, and an elegant atmosphere.
 
Entertainment in Plano is equally diverse. The Heritage Farmstead Museum and Southfork Ranch provide a glimpse into the rich history and culture of the area. For outdoor enthusiasts, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve offers a beautiful natural setting for hiking and leisure. The city's vibrant urban life is complemented by the Plano Balloon Festival and Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, ensuring that there's always something exciting for everyone.
 

Things to Do

In Plano, there's never a shortage of activities. The Boardwalk at Granite Park is a popular spot for both locals and visitors, offering a picturesque setting for dining and leisure. For those seeking adventure, the Grandscape Wheel provides breathtaking views of the city, and the Interurban Railway Museum offers a unique educational experience. For families, the Crayola Experience is a colorful and fun destination, providing a creative outlet for children of all ages.
 
The city's commitment to culture and recreation is evident in its wide range of parks, museums, and entertainment centers, making Plano a city where every day can be a new adventure.
 

Schools

Plano prides itself on its top-rated education system. Schools are widely recognized for their excellence in education, providing students with outstanding academic and extracurricular opportunities. Reputable institutions include:
  • Carlisle Elementary School
  • Skaggs Elementary School
  • Robinson Middle School
  • Rice Middle School
  • Jasper High School

Overview for Plano, TX

282,181 people live in Plano, where the median age is 38.8 and the average individual income is $51,624. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

282,181

Total Population

38.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$51,624

Average individual Income

Around Plano, TX

There's plenty to do around Plano, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

39
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
54
Bikeable
Bike Score
23
Minimal Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Batter Up Cake Shop, Havin A Ball, and Buon Vino.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 1.13 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.46 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.69 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.18 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.72 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Plano, TX

Plano has 106,022 households, with an average household size of 2.66. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Plano do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 282,181 people call Plano home. The population density is 3,936.31 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

282,181

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.8

Median Age

49.56 / 50.44%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
106,022

Total Households

2.66

Average Household Size

$51,624

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

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Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Plano, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Plano. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy Plano
PUBLIC
K - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Plano Senior High School
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Williams High School
PUBLIC
9th - 10th
No rating available
Barksdale Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Centennial Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Prince Of Peace Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
John Paul II High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Messiah Lutheran Lambs Early Childhood School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
St Mark Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
10th - 12th
No rating available
Meadows Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
8th - 10th
No rating available
Weatherford Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Shepton High School
PUBLIC
9th - 10th
No rating available
Barron Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
St Timothy Christian Academy
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Creme De La Creme - Plano
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
The Children's Workshop
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Harmony Science Academy - Plano
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Jackson Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Shepard Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Plano West Senior High School
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
No rating available
Regional Day School For Deaf
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Beaty Early Childhood School
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Allan K & Carolyn H Bird Education Center
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Plano Independent School District Academy High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Bethany Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
American Montessori Campus
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Harrington Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Memorial Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Mendenhall Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Saigling Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Sigler Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Hightower Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Itinerant Sp Educational
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Plano Family Literacy
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Primrose West Plano
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Focus On The Future Training Center
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 10th
No rating available
Pearson Early Childhood
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
Lone Star Language Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 10th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
Preston Meadows Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Canyon Creek Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Good Tree Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 10th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Schimelpfenig Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Preston Creek Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Christie Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Hughston Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Carlisle Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Montessori New Beginnings Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
St Paul Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Kids Learning Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Bethany Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Wyatt Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Andrews Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Rasor Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Pebblecreek Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Riddle Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Mathews Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Hedgcoxe Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
White Dove Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Borchardt Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Larry D Guinn Special Programs Center
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Montessori Children's House
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Isaacs Early Childhood School
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Plano East Senior High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
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