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
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C+
Population
862,215

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$223,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,119
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%

Collin County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    69
    273
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    29
    41
  • Robbery
    27
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    217
    525
  • Theft
    1,195
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    68
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$84,735
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Collin County Reviews

29 reviews
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This county is very safe and I've enjoyed the environment considering I've lived here my entire life. The only thing that could be a little bit better is having more variety of locations closer to my home because lots of locations that are here are usually older places and not totally modernized. Overall though, it's been a safe county and I've enjoyed staying here
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I have lived in Collin County for about two years now, and it is by far the best county I have lived in! A city in Collin County was even named as the 2nd best place to live in the United States!
I would like to see more public spaces. I grew up farther south, and we had parks, water gardens, and other public areas of beauty.