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  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
    B
Plano is a city in Texas with a population of 284,579. Plano is in Collin County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Plano offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Plano there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Plano and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Plano are highly rated.
About Plano...
Population
284,579

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$291,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,330
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Plano 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
    71.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    38.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    231.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,349.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    128.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Plano

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$92,121
National
$55,322
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Plano, Tx is a Great Place to raise a family! People are very friendly and clean. I love parks and malls that surround Plano. Downtown Plano has a lot to offer for the nightlife; amazing spots to eat, walk and beautiful urban sightseeings are available as well. Plano is a quiet place to raise a family, they provide good public education, friendly environment, good food. One thing Plano lacks is diversity, which is getting better now. People are always involved in some activities, walking their dogs, jogging and most importantly they are active on neighborhood safety. Homeowners get together to keep the area safe(night-watch). Overall Plano is the best place to make long-lasting memories with your family and friends, I know I did!
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Plano is a very nice city to live in, I always feel safe and there are lots of opportunities for every interest. I have lived in Plano my whole life and I'm always discovering something new in Plano that I never knew was there or was a thing before. Plano is close to many larger cities and the commute to these places (ie. Dallas) is not very long, you can hop on the highway and be there in less than 30 minutes, traffic depending of course. I cannot think of another city that I would have wanted to grow up in. The schools are decent, there are all different types of people, and my favorite is all of the outdoor nature preserves and parks!
Plano has been an amazing city to live in North Texas that provides a great education system for kids and a safe environment that ensure the citizens security. The Plano Community is known for having a strong job market and is providing a center of business for many jobs here and coming of North Texas. Because of the many clusters of different jobs and headquarters in North Texas, many people are starting to work from Plano. I really enjoy that the Plano Community is very well developed!