|Collin County, Texas|
The Collin County Courthouse in McKinney
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Collin McKinney|
|o Total||886 sq mi (2,295 km2)|
|o Land||841 sq mi (2,178 km2)|
|o Water||45 sq mi (117 km2), 5.1%|
|o Density||1,053/sq mi (407/km²)|
|Congressional districts||3rd, 4th, 32nd|
Collin County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 United States Census, the county's population was 782,341, making it the seventh-most populous county in Texas and the 63rd-largest county by population in the United States. The 2016 Census Bureau estimate for Collin County's population is 939,585. Its county seat is McKinney.
As of the 2015 Texas Population Estimate Program, the population of the county was 923,201, non-Hispanic whites 535,165 (57.9%). Black Americans 84,858 (9.2%). Other non-Hispanic 146,109 (15.8%). Hispanics and Latinos (of any race) 157,069 (17.0%).
As of the census of 2010, there were 782,341 people.
According to U.S. Census figures released in 2006, the racial makeup of the county was as follows: 77.21% White, 7.26% African American, 10.02% Asian, 0.45% Native American, 5.06% of other or mixed race. 12.8% Hispanic of any race.
As of the census of 2000, there were 491,675 people, 181,970 households, and 132,292 families residing in the county. The population density was 580 people per square mile (224/km²). There were 194,892 housing units at an average density of 230 per square mile (89/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.39% White, 4.79% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 6.92% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 4.26% from other races, and 2.11% from two or more races. 10.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 181,970 households out of which 40.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.10% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.30% were non-families. 22.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.18. As of the 2010 census, there were about 4.4 same-sex couples per 1,000 households in the county.
In the county, the population was spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 37.90% from 25 to 44, 20.70% from 45 to 64, and 5.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 99.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $70,835, and the median income for a family was $81,856 (these figures had risen to $77,671 and $91,881 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $57,392 versus $36,604 for females. The per capita income for the county was $33,345. About 3.30% of families and 4.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.10% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over. Based on median household income, as of 2006, Collin County is the second richest county in Texas after Fort Bend, and is considered one of the wealthiest counties in the United States.
However, Collin - like other Texas counties - has one of the nation's highest property tax rates. In 2007, it was #21 for property taxes as percentage of the homes value on owner occupied housing. It also ranked in the Top 100 for amount of property taxes paid and for percentage of taxes of income. Part of this is due to the Robin Hood plan school financing system in Texas.
Collin County, like all counties in Texas, is governed by a Commissioners Court. The court consists of the county judge (the chairperson of the Court), who is elected county-wide, and four commissioners who are elected by the voters in each of four precincts.
|County Judge||Keith Self||Republican|
|Commissioner, Precinct 1||Susan Fletcher||Republican|
|Commissioner, Precinct 2||Cheryl Williams||Republican|
|Commissioner, Precinct 3||John Thomas||Republican|
|Commissioner, Precinct 4||Duncan Webb||Republican|
|County Clerk||Stacey Kemp||Republican|
|Criminal District Attorney||Greg Willis||Republican|
|District Clerk||Lynne Finley||Republican|
|Tax Assessor-Collector||Kenneth Maun||Republican|
|Constable, Precinct 1||Shane Williams||Republican|
|Constable, Precinct 2||Gary Edwards||Republican|
|Constable, Precinct 3||Sammy Knapp||Republican|
|Constable, Precinct 4||Joe Wright||Republican|
|Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1||Paul Raleeh||Republican|
|Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2||Jerry Shaffer||Republican|
|Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, Place 1||Chuck Ruckel||Republican|
|Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, Place 2||John Payton||Republican|
|Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4||Mike Yarbrough||Republican|
|County Court at Law 1||Corrine Mason||Republican|
|County Court at Law 2||Barnett Walker||Republican|
|County Court at Law 3||Lance S. Baxter||Republican|
|County Court at Law 4||David Rippel||Republican|
|County Court at Law 5||Dan Wilson||Republican|
|County Court at Law 6||Jay A. Bender||Republican|
|County Court at Law 7||David Waddill||Republican|
|County Probate Court 1||Weldon Copeland||Republican|
|199th District Court||Angela Tucker||Republican|
|219th District Court||Scott Becker||Republican|
|296th District Court||John Roach, Jr.||Republican|
|366th District Court||Ray Wheless||Republican|
|380th District Court||Benjamin N. Smith||Republican|
|401st District Court||Andrea Thompson||Republican|
|417th District Court||Cynthia Wheless||Republican|
|429th District Court||Jill Willis||Republican|
|469th District Court||Piper McCraw||Republican|
|470th District Court||Emily Miskel||Republican|
|2016||55.2% 201,014||38.6% 140,624||6.3% 22,792|
|2012||64.9% 196,888||33.4% 101,415||1.7% 5,264|
|2008||62.2% 184,897||36.7% 109,047||1.2% 3,513|
|2004||71.2% 174,435||28.1% 68,935||0.7% 1,784|
|2000||73.1% 128,179||24.5% 42,884||2.5% 4,357|
|1996||63.0% 83,750||28.5% 37,854||8.5% 11,321|
|1992||47.0% 60,514||19.0% 24,508||34.0% 43,811|
|1988||74.3% 67,776||25.1% 22,934||0.6% 520|
|1984||81.6% 61,095||18.2% 13,604||0.2% 139|
|1980||67.9% 36,559||28.2% 15,187||3.9% 2,115|
|1976||60.0% 21,608||39.0% 14,039||1.0% 353|
|1972||78.0% 17,667||21.1% 4,783||0.8% 187|
|1968||39.9% 6,494||36.4% 5,918||23.7% 3,850|
|1964||29.9% 3,341||70.0% 7,833||0.2% 19|
|1960||42.2% 3,865||57.1% 5,229||0.7% 64|
|1956||41.8% 3,823||57.8% 5,280||0.4% 34|
|1952||40.6% 4,037||59.4% 5,906||0.1% 7|
|1948||15.9% 1,155||76.1% 5,516||8.0% 579|
|1944||11.7% 974||78.8% 6,574||9.5% 796|
|1940||12.2% 1,028||87.7% 7,373||0.1% 11|
|1936||8.6% 531||91.3% 5,669||0.2% 10|
|1932||8.8% 589||90.5% 6,059||0.8% 50|
|1928||50.6% 3,476||49.1% 3,377||0.3% 23|
|1924||21.2% 1,981||77.0% 7,215||1.8% 169|
|1920||23.2% 1,338||70.0% 4,045||6.8% 395|
|1916||12.0% 594||83.9% 4,141||4.0% 198|
|1912||9.1% 342||84.6% 3,187||6.3% 239|
Collin County is a Republican stronghold in presidential and congressional elections. The last Democrat to win the county was Lyndon Johnson in 1964. As the northern Dallas suburbs spilled into Collin County in the late 1960s and early 1970s, its politics immediately swung to the Republican Party.
|District 12||Geraldine "Tincy" Miller||Republican|
|District 33||Justin Holland||Republican||Heath|
|District 66||Matt Shaheen||Republican||Plano|
|District 67||Jeff Leach||Republican||Plano|
|District 70||Scott Sanford||Republican||McKinney|
|District 89||Jodie Anne Laudenburg||Republican||Parker|
|District 8||Van Taylor||Republican||Plano|
|District 30||Craig Estes||Republican||Wichita Falls|
|Texas's 3rd congressional district||Sam Johnson||Republican||Plano|
|Texas's 4th congressional district||John Ratcliffe||Republican||Heath|
|Texas's 32nd congressional district||Pete Sessions||Republican||Dallas|
The following school districts lie entirely within Collin County:
The following districts lie partly within the county:
Collin College  opened its first campus on Highway 380 in McKinney in 1985. The college has grown to seven campuses/locations--two in McKinney and two in Plano and as well as Frisco, Allen and Rockwall. Dallas Baptist University  also has an extension site in Frisco, DBU Frisco. The majority of the University of Texas at Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas lies within Collin County.
Collin County is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth DMA. Local media outlets are: KDFW-TV, KXAS-TV, WFAA-TV, KTVT-TV, KERA-TV, KTXA-TV, KDFI-TV, KDAF-TV, and KFWD-TV. Other nearby stations that provide coverage for Collin County come from the Sherman/Denison market and they include: KTEN-TV and KXII-TV.
Newspapers in the Collin County area include the Allen American, Celina Record, Frisco Enterprise, McKinney Courier-Gazette, and the Plano Star-Courier. Nearby publications The Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram also provide news coverage of cities in the county.
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