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Welcome to Plano ...

The city of Plano is located

Plano is primarily located in Collin County<1>. A portion of Plano extends into Denton County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Plano has a population of 287,803 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Plano was established in 1873.

Plano is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Plano lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area Codes for Plano: (214), (469)<4> and (972)

The ZIP codes for Plano: 75023-75026, 75074-75075, 75086, 75093 75094<5>

Websites for Plano ...

Official Website:   www.planotx.org/

Junior League:   www.jlplano.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Plano had an population of 287,803 people. This is an increase of 10.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Plano had a population of 259,841 people (which is 33.21% of the total population of Collin County). This makes Plano the county's most populous community.

The population of Plano represents 1.03% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 259,841 people, the population of Plano increased 17.03% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 222,030 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Plano.

Communities Also Named Plano ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Plano - they are located in Alabama, California, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and South Dakota.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Plano.

Communities near Plano ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Plano.

  • Dallas (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallas
    • Dallas lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Plano and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,343,266 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dallas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dallas<7>
  • Irving (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irving
    • Irving lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Plano and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 240,916 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irving have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irving
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irving<7>
  • Garland (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garland
    • Garland lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Plano and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 238,139 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garland<7>
  • Frisco (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frisco
    • Frisco lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Plano and is located in Collin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 209,980 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frisco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frisco<7>
  • McKinney (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKinney
    • McKinney lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Plano and is located in Collin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 208,272 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKinney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McKinney<7>
  • Carrollton (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
    • Carrollton lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Plano and is located in Collin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 139,892 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<7>
  • Mesquite (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesquite
    • Mesquite lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Plano and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 138,916 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mesquite have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesquite
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesquite<7>
  • Lewisville (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisville
    • Lewisville lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Plano and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 112,232 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisville<7>
  • Allen (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen
    • Allen lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Plano and is located in Collin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109,379 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allen<7>
  • Rowlett (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowlett
    • Rowlett lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Plano and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 68,388 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rowlett have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowlett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlett<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Plano. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Plano.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Plano. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Plano.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Plano. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Plano.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Plano ...

Looking for more information about Plano? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Plano, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Plano.

Adding Plano to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Plano in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Plano was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Plano on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Texas (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Plano on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Plano

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About Collin County

About Texas

The official website for Plano: www.planotx.org/

The official website for Collin County: www.co.collin.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Collin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Plano.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Plano - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Plano, area code (469, 972) is an overlay.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Plano). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Plano or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Plano includes: 75023, 75024, 75025, 75074, 75086 & 75093 75094.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Plano) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Plano. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PlanoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plano. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0134, Longitude: -96.7081    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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