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McKinney, Texas Reaches All-Time High Population

The planning department estimates a total of 214,810 residents
McKinney, Texas

The McKinney Planning Department recently completed its annual population estimate for the city. With nearly 215,000 residents now in the city, McKinney saw a 1.6% increase in population from January 2023. 

According to the population estimate, 214,810 individuals call the city home. The median household income stands at $113,286 with the workplace population recorded at 66,851. 

The data also shows that gender distribution is nearly balanced, with 50.2% male and 49.8% female residents. The median age skews slightly towards males at 36.5, while females have a median age of 37. In terms of education, a high percentage of 94.8% have completed high school, with 52.2% holding a Bachelor's degree and 17.7% achieving graduate-level education.

But McKinney isn’t the only city seeing growth. As Local Profile previously reported, the population of Collin County is anticipated to double by the year 2060 with around 2.4 million people calling the county home. 

According to Texas Demographic Center projections, since 2020 Anna experienced a 52% increase, Celina 97%, Melissa 51%, Princeton 55% and Van Alstyne 51%. The data showed that by 2060, Collin County will be home to 2,438,008 people, versus the 1,168,395 expected by 2024. 

Population estimates show that Collin County saw the largest population growth out of all seven counties in North Texas from 2016 to 2021. The analysis determined that the county's population surged by more than 100,000 individuals between 2016 and 2021. In comparison, the adjacent Denton County experienced the second-highest population growth, with an uptick of nearly 79,000 people — a variance of over 20,000 individuals within the same timeframe.

In 2023 Texas as a whole saw an increase of 473,453 people, the largest numeric change in the nation, followed by Florida with 365,205 residents.