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Welcome to Princeton ...

The city of Princeton is located

Princeton is located in Collin County<1>.

The location of Princeton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Princeton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Princetonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Princeton has a population of 13,938 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Princeton.

The community of Princeton is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Area Codes for Princeton: (214), (469)<6> & (972)

The ZIP code for Princeton: 75407<7>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Princeton had an population of 13,938 people. This is an increase of 104.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 300.86% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Princeton had a population of 6,807 people. This makes Princeton the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Princeton represents 0.03% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 271st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,807 people, the population of Princeton increased 95.77% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,477 people).

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

Communities Also Named Princeton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Texas communities named Princeton: This one is located in Collin County and the other is located in Newton County.

Beyond Texas, there are 43 communities that are also named Princeton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), British Columbia, California (3), Colorado, Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Princeton ...

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

  • Plano [Collin County]
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    • Plano [Collin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the southwest of Princeton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 291,296 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plano
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plano<9>
  • Frisco [Collin County]
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    • Frisco [Collin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the west of Princeton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 209,980 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frisco<9>
  • McKinney [Collin County]
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    • McKinney [Collin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<8> to the west of Princeton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 208,272 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McKinney<9>
  • Allen [Collin County]
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    • Allen [Collin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the southwest of Princeton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109,379 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allen<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rowlett [Dallas County]
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      • Rowlett [Dallas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the south of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 68,388 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rowlett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlett<9>
    • Wylie [Collin County]
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      • Wylie [Collin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the south of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,467 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wylie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wylie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wylie<9>
    • Rockwall [Rockwall County]
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      • Rockwall [Rockwall County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the south of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockwall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockwall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockwall<9>
    • Prosper [Collin County]
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      • Prosper [Collin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the west of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,957 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prosper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prosper<9>
    • Sachse [Collin County]
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      • Sachse [Collin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the south of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,964 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sachse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sachse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sachse<9>
    • Murphy [Collin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
      • Murphy [Collin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the southwest of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,844 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murphy<9>

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 Princeton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Princeton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Princeton. 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 Princeton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Princeton. See our Newspapers Page for Princeton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Princeton ...

Looking for more information about Princeton? 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 Princeton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Princeton.

Adding Princeton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Princeton 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 Princeton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

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About Collin County

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Princeton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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>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.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Princeton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Princeton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Princeton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Princeton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Of the area codes for Princeton, area code (469, 972) is an overlay.
<7>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 Princeton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Princeton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Princeton) 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 Princeton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PrincetonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Princeton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1848, Longitude: -96.5086       In this case, the coordinates for Princeton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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