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McKinney, Texas
Nickname: MacTown
—  City  —
Location of McKinney in Collin County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°11′50″N 96°38′23″W / 33.19722°N 96.63972°W / 33.19722; -96.63972Coordinates: 33°11′50″N 96°38′23″W / 33.19722°N 96.63972°W / 33.19722; -96.63972
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
County Collin
Incorporated 1848
 - Type Council-Manager
 - City Council Mayor Brian Loughmiller
Pete Huff
Don Day
Geralyn Kever
Travis Ussery
Ray Ricchi
David Brooks
 - City Manager Frank Ragan
 - Total 151.5 km2 (58.5 sq mi)
 - Land 150.3 km2 (58.0 sq mi)
 - Water 1.2 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Elevation 192 m (630 ft)
Population (2008)
 - Total 121,211
 Density 769.7/km2 (1,993.4/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 75069-75071
Area code(s) 214 469 972
FIPS code 48-45744[1]
GNIS feature ID 1341241[2]

McKinney is a city in and the county seat of Collin County, Texas, United States,[3] and the second in population to Plano. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city's 2008 estimated population was 121,211[4] 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.[5] McKinney is one of several fast-growing communities on the northeastern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Both the city and county are named after Collin McKinney, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, and a congressman for the Red River district of the Republic of Texas.



In 2008 McKinney was ranked number 14 in Money's list of best small cities in the United States.[6]


As of the census[1] of 2006, there were 102,853 people, 28,186 households, and 23,966 families residing in the city. The population density was 937.0 people per square mile (361.7/km2). There were 29,462 housing units at an average density of 335.4/sq mi (129.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 78.40% White, 7.20% African American, 0.54% Native American, 1.49% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 10.23% from other races, and 2.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.16% of the population.

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.

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $74,790, and the median income for a family was $87,193.[1].

Population growth

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 moree dramatic.[5] In the 2000 census, McKinney had grown to 54,369, and in the Census Bureau's 2006 estimate, the population was 107,530.[2] The NCTCOG's 2007 population estimate for McKinney is 112,000.[3]


Collin County Texas Incorporated Areas McKinney highlighted.svg

McKinney is located at 33°11′50″N 96°38′23″W / 33.197210°N 96.639751°W / 33.197210; -96.639751 (33.197210, -96.639751).[7]

McKinney’s geographic neighbors are:

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 58.5 square miles (151.5 km2), of which, 58.0 square miles (150.3 km2) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.2 km2) of it (0.82%) is water.

McKinney, Texas
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McKinney is served by two U.S. highways: US 75 and US 380. Collin County Regional Airport is also located in McKinney. The city is also bordered by State Highway 121 (S.H. 121); portions of the highway are currently under construction with the intention of creating a toll-based roadway. Unlike nearby city Plano, the 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 trolly transit operated by Craig Ranch.

Major Highways



McKinney's considered to be part of the humid subtropical region.

-On average, the warmest month is July. -The highest recorded temperature was 118°F in 1936. -On average, the coolest month is January. -The lowest recorded temperature was -7°F in 1930. -The maximum average precipitation occurs in May.


Local Government

According to the city’s most recent Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, 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.[8]

The structure of the management and coordination of city services is:[9]

City Department Director
City Manager Frank Ragan
Executive Director of Development Services John Kessel
Director of Finance Jennifer Fung
Director of Planning Jennifer Cox
Director of Engineering Jack Carr
Director of Public Works Hal Cranor
Director of Parks and Recreation Lemuel Randolph
Fire Chief Mark Wallace
Police Chief Doug Kowalski
Director of Human Resources Tadd Phillips
Director of Library Beth Scudder
Superintendent of Schools J.D. Kennedy (Dr. Kennedy)


Colleges and Universities

McKinney is the home of the Central Campus of Collin College [4] which opened in January 1986.


McKinney is served primarily by the McKinney Independent School District, but some western areas of McKinney are zoned to nearby Frisco Independent School District and southern areas to Allen Independent School District.

High schools include • McKinney High SchoolMcKinney North High SchoolMcKinney Boyd High SchoolSerenity High School

In the Newsweek ranking of schools throughout the nation for 2006, McKinney High School was ranked 191, out of 1000 schools on the list,[10] while McKinney North High School was ranked 237.[10] The original article incorrectly stated results for McKinney's two high schools,[11] 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.[12]

Also in the Dallas Morning News McKinney North High School was ranked #4 in state and #3 in area for football.

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.


According to the City's 2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[13] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Raytheon 2,980
2 McKinney Independent School District 2,649
3 Collin County 1,700
4 Wal-Mart 1,275
5 Lattimore Materials 1,100
6 Blockbuster Entertainment Group 955
7 McKinney Medical Center 928
8 City of McKinney 833
9 Collin County Community College 809
10 Torchmark Company 800
11 Encore Wire 700

McKinney in the news

Over the last several years McKinney has gained national media attention for the multiple LEED and sustainable (Green) buildings that have been constructed within the city. McKinney is home of the first privately developed LEED Platinum office building, which was speculatively developed by Westworld Holdings, as well as Roy Lee Walker Elementary, the first sustainable school in Texas. Pat Lobb Toyota (designed by Gensler) is the first LEED certified Automotive Dealership (Silver Rating), and has become the hallmark for the greening of automotive dealerships, receiving visitors from around the world.

Additionally, one of the two experimental sustainable Wal-Mart stores is in McKinney (Wal-Mart did not pursue LEED status). The facility has been designed to test and promote a number of sustainable design elements and concepts, including photovoltaic arrays, rainwater harvesting, a waste-oil heating system, and two wind turbines of 50 kW and 1 kW nameplate capacity from Bergey Windpower.[14]

The Lifetime film, Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal is based on true events that happened at McKinney North. The movie was directed by Collin College alum, Sammy McKee.

A housing development in McKinney, Adriatica in Stonebridge Ranch, recently made the news in Croatia, as it is being built as a partial faithful replica of the town of Supetar on the Croatian island of Brač[15].

Mckinney news logo.png McKinney News

Noted residents

Professional Wrestler Haystacks Calhoun was born, raised and died in McKinney.

Comedian Abdar Rahim resides in McKinney TX. Pornographic actress Velvet Rose was born in the city.[17]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places over 100,000, Ranked by July 1, 2008 Population : April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2008 (SUB-EST2008-01
  5. ^ a b McCann, Ian (2008-07-10). "McKinney falls to third in rank of fastest-growing cities in U.S.". The Dallas Morning News. 
  6. ^ Wilonsky, Robert. "McKinney: Now, The 14th-Best Small City in the Whole U.S.A. in Which to Live." Dallas Observer. Monday July 14, 2008. Retrieved on January 15, 2010.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ City of McKinney CAFR Retrieved 2009-06-07
  9. ^ City of McKinney website Retrieved 2009-06-07
  10. ^ a b "The Top of the Class". Newsweek. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  11. ^ "McKinney Independent School District press release". Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  12. ^ "The Top of the Class: The complete list of the 1,300 top U.S. high schools". Newsweek. Retrieved 2008-07-10. 
  13. ^ City of McKinney CAFR Retrieved 2009-07-20
  14. ^ Broehl, Jesse (2005-07-22). "Wal-Mart Deploys Solar, Wind, Sustainable Design". Renewable Energy World. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  15. ^ "A Million Dollars for a Villa in American Supetar", article on Adriatica McKinney in Slobodna Dalmacija (Croatian)
  16. ^ "Throckmorton, James Webb". Handbook of Texas. Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  17. ^ "Velvet Rose – Biography". AVN. Retrieved 2008-09-02. 

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