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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Collin County is located in Texas with a population of 914,075. Collin County is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Collin County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Collin County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Collin County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Collin County are highly rated.
Population
914,075

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$265,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,225
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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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
    66.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    25.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    29.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    193.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,146.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    78.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

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Collin County 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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Ever since I have move to Collin County, I have absolutely loved my stay here. There are plenty of nearby shops and stores that fit my needs, which is what I care about the most. For the most part I have lived in McKinney, Texas, which started out pretty rural and became more urban as time has passed. About 3 years ago there was a lot of construction on the highway 75, but now its all cleared up and the roads are new and smooth. Now I have no complaints at all.
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.