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    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 279,088. Plano is in Collin County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Plano offers residents a 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
279,088

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$248,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,196
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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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
    72
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    32
    41
  • Robbery
    38
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    313
    500
  • Theft
    1,451
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    137
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$85,085
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

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I moved to Plano about 6 months ago and have had nothing but great experiences. My area is very diverse with pretty friendly people. The grocery stores seem to have better and fresher food, many more choices for dining out, clean neighborhoods and businesses. I enjoy living here and have heard great things about the surrounding schools for my children for when they enroll soon. I don’t see myself moving anytime soon. If I could change anything it would be to have the valet trash available daily in my apartments. They only have two off days so I’m okay with that. I just don’t have anything negative to say right now. Thanks for this opportunity!
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We love Plano! We came here from overseas 2 years ago; I made a profound research for months to decide a place to live and I found here thanks to Niche.com. We chose here because of excellent school district, crime rate, unemployment rate, and living cost which is not low but much more affordable than those cities in California, NJ, etc. that have excellent school districts but living cost is unfortunately much higher. Plano Parks and Recreation Centers are incredible, so many activities and benefits as residents. There are bilingual elementary schools for those who speak Spanish and English as the second language. What's more, PISD has preschools for those who don't speak English as the first language. I can't complain anything. So happy to be here as family!
I love Plano, Texas! Plano provides the perfect community for young and old families to thrive in. The massive amounts of schools and churches in the area provide a great sense of choice of how you want to live in the city. There are culturally unique restaurants around every corner that never cease to amaze. the local recreational sports clubs provide children and adults alike with a place to meet others like them and engage in friendships. overall this city has every single last thing you would look for in a suburb, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.