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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  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
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Plano is a city in Texas with a population of 281,566. 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
281,566

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$271,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,243
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Plano Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    75.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    27.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    41
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    250.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,366.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    116.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Plano

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$88,578
National
$55,322
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Plano Reviews

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Plano is an absolutely wonderful city! As a suburb of of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, it is both integrated and secluded in the hustle and bustle of city politics, economy and social culture. In 2012, it was ranked the third safest city in the United States, and has been similarly ranked since then.
Perhaps the most appealing element of the city is its truly suburban personality. Plano offers tons of family-oriented activities, such as shopping villages, cinemas, several parks and outdoor areas, and more. The education system is also top-notch, with the public schools ranked within the top 100 in the nation.
The greatest drawback of the city is its affordability, which is extremely low despite the high real estate. However, the benefits of the city significantly outweigh its negative aspects and it is definitely among my top recommended cities.
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Despite that I actually live 30 minutes away from Plano, the schools, churches and such that I have attended and visited have always been in this area. With the amount of time I have spent in the area, it feels like my hometown. Plano is a nice area and very safe. Not only is there cultural diversity in Plano but there are a couple of stores in the area that cater to different cultures, for example, Hmart. Collin College is the college that I have attended in Plano and is a very great and diverse community college. Overall, Plano is a very safe city. It offers some diverse shopping options, has some fun entertainment centers for celebratory events, an excellent option for community college and many restaurants to choose to eat from!
Plano is known as one of the safest cities in the United States, and it also has some of the most competitive schools systems you'll ever find. I've grown up in Plano since I was 5, living in the central part of the town, and growing up in the PISD system. Plano is a very diverse city, where you can meet people of all ethnicities and backgrounds. Plano is also one of the most beautiful and bustling cities; there's always something to do and it always looks clean! If i had a choice, I would live in Plano for the rest o my life, but I guess only time will tell if I can make that possible!