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Population
Change fm 2010
Area (sq.mi.)
Land area(sq.mi.)
Altitude (ft.)
Rainfall (in.)
Jan. avg. min.
July avg. max.
Civilian labor
Unemployed
Wages
Per Capita Inc.
Prop. Value
Retail Sales

969,603
24.0
886.1
841.2
434–810
42.32
30.1
91.5
532,235
3.4
$6,619,635,081
$61,179
$140,596,120,455
$18,264,555,332

map of Collin County
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Physical Features: Heavy, black clay soil; level to rolling; drains to Trinity; Lake Lavon, Lake Ray Hubbard.

Economy: Government/services, manufacturing plants, retail and wholesale center, many residents work in Dallas.

locator map for Collin County

History: Caddo area until 1850s. Settlers of Peters colony arrived in early 1840s. County created, organized, from Fannin County 1846. Named for pioneer settler Collin McKinney.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 57.3; Black, 10.2; Hispanic, 15.3; Asian, 15.0; Other, 0.8; Two or more races, 2.7.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 10,921; deaths, 4,005; marriages, 5,225; divorces, 2,644.

Recreation: Fishing, water sports; historic sites; old homes restoration, tours; natural science museum.

Minerals: Insignificant.

Agriculture: Landscape nurseries, corn, wheat, cattle, hay, grain sorghum. Market value $77.8 million.

McKINNEY (175,129) county seat; agribusiness, trade center, varied industry; hospital, community college; museums.

PLANO (299,858) trade, distribution center, utilities, business and professional services, government; community college, university extensions; hospitals; museums, fine arts organizations, nature preserves, hiking trails; balloon festival in September, AsiaFest in May.

FRISCO (171,982) technical, aerospace industry, hospital, community college.

Other towns include: Allen (100,003) retail, manufacturing, wholesale trade, hospital, community college, nature conservatory, natatorium, historic stone dam, Stampede rodeo in October; Anna (11,904); Blue Ridge (920); Celina (8,147) museum, historic town square, Fun Day in September; Copeville (243); Fairview (9,278) government/services, retail center, commuters, museum, old mill site, wildlife sanctuary, veterans celebration in November; Farmersville (3,879) agriculture, light industries, Audie Murphy Day in June.

Also, Josephine (1,252); Lavon (3,260); Lowry Crossing (2,047); Lucas (7,238); Melissa (9,117) industrial plants, library, old town; Murphy (21,067); Nevada (1,069); New Hope (652); Parker (4,647); Princeton (9,669) manufacturing, commuters, Spring Onion festival in April; Prosper (19,659); St. Paul (1,388); Westminster (1,118); Weston (586); Wylie (50,658) manufacturing, retail, hospital, historic sites, big cat sanctuary, July Jubilee.

Also, part [46,885] of Dallas, part [28,569] of Richardson and part [6,301] of Sachse.

DART commuter train in Plano

Dallas Area Rapid Transit commuter trains in Plano. Photo by Juan Garcia.