With a population of over 275,000 in 2016 and a projection of 280,000 residents in 2020, it is clear Plano continues to be a city on the rise. Located 19 miles north of downtown Dallas, Plano is the 9th largest city in Texas and 4th largest city in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. Plano is home to many leading global corporations including several Fortune 1,000 companies and more than 10,000 businesses.
We are proud of our past and what we have become. View a listing of Plano’s recent accolades, demographics, educational enrollment statistics, Plano’s business park areas, transportation, the cost of living and affordable housing. You can also view the 2016 Economic Development Community Profile.
Plano’s greatest attribute is our people and our diversity. Our Plano residents are highly educated, young, and ethnically diverse. Nearly 44 percent are non-Caucasian and more than 90 languages are spoken in our schools.
With over 4,000 acres of open spaces to enjoy, 167 miles of bike trails, and 94 miles of walking trails, Plano truly is a city to live, work, and play. View the Community Vital Signs to learn more about this rapidly-growing city.
The City of Plano is an excellent place for businesses to flourish and thrive. The proof is in the numerous corporations with headquarters in Plano, including JCPenney, Alliance Data Systems, Rent-a-Center, Cinemark Holdings, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Frito-Lay, FedEx Office, and many, many others. Plano’s leading industries include trade, business, education, manufacturing, and more. Plano’s Economic Vital Signs point to a successful future.
In fact, Plano (along with Dallas and Irving) was ranked #5 for Best Performing City in 2016 by the Milken Institute. With new additions including Toyota North America, Liberty Mutual, and Boeing moving to Plano, it’s sure to continue to be the City of Excellence.