McKinney is a mixture of the old and the new, with antique shops and historical buildings sitting side-by-side with high-tech industry leaders. With a population of more than 50,000, McKinney is located 35 miles north of downtown Dallas and is growing at a current rate of 13-15% per year.
McKinney has 58.83 square miles within its boundaries and is located in Collin County, one of the fastest growing counties in the United States.
The average appraisal value for a single-family home in McKinney is $154,000; average apartment rent is $629. The average McKinney family income is $75,280, and the median family size is 2.65.
McKinney is home to Blockbuster's national distribution and data processing center and Raytheon TI Systems, as well as other companies. Improvements to the McKinney Municipal Airport, making it attractive to corporate jets, will enhance future growth.
McKinney has a strong commitment to its past, as evidenced by Chestnut Square, a block of turn-of-the-century restored homes. These are among the more than 1,700 historic homes and buildings in McKinney's three historic districts. McKinney displays 68 historical markers.
McKinney ISD has a growing school system of 12 schools with an enrollment of 10,871. Higher education is available at the Central Park Campus of the Collin County Community College District, whose doors opened in 1986 and now has an enrollment of about 2,000 credit and 1,000 noncredit students per semester. More than 50% of adults living in McKinney have at least 4 years of college education; 22% have graduate degrees.
For those interested in sports, McKinney offers public and private golf courses, tennis, swimming, and other team sports. For fishing, boating, and water sports, area lakes are within close driving distance. McKinney has 18 public parks.
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Last updated April 16, 2001