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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C+
Population
886,633

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$240,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,168
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%

Collin County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    63
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    29
    41
  • Robbery
    26
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    215
    500
  • Theft
    1,162
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    81
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$86,188
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Collin County Reviews

33 reviews
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I love Collin County! There is so much to do in this area and everything is within driving distance. I used to live in East Texas, and it was harder to find fun things to do that weren't 30+ minutes away. In this area you don't have to go far to find anything and everything you need.
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Collin County is a good environment for people seeking to grow their family. With many schools, restaurants, and gyms, there is plenty of room for children to grow up. In itself, Collin County doesn't offer incredible activities. Often, one needs to travel about 20-30 minutes to find enjoyable activities. It also seems as if McKinney in specific is always under construction with land being torn down for another unneeded Walmart or gas station.
Collin County is a great area, and the schools feed into Plano Independent School District. This school system is very competitive but offers a wonderful education. Collin County is considered part of Dallas; however, downtown Dallas is about a 30 minute drive away if not in rush hour. There are few oppurtunities for walking in Collin County, most people drive or take the bus.