Location of McKinney in Collin County, Texas
|• Mayor||Brian Loughmiller|
|• City Council|
|• Total||62.9 sq mi (151.5 km2)|
|• Land||62.4 sq mi (150.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)|
|Elevation||630 ft (192 m)|
|Population (2015 Estimate )|
|• Density||2,370.1/sq mi (915.1/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1341241|
|Website||City of McKinney Texas|
McKinney is a city in and the county seat of Collin County, Texas, United States, and the second in population to Plano. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city's 2010 population was 131,117 making it the nineteenth most populous city in the state of Texas. It is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and is located about 31 mi (50 km) north of Dallas.
The Census Bureau listed McKinney as the nation's fastest growing city from 2000 to 2003 and again in 2006, among cities with more than 50,000 people. In 2007 it was ranked second-fastest growing among cities with more than 100,000 people and in 2008 as third-fastest. The most recent population estimate, as of January 1, 2015, is 155,142.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Economy
- 5 Government
- 6 Education
- 7 Media
- 8 Infrastructure
- 9 Notable people
- 10 Landmarks
- 11 See also
- 12 References
- 13 External links
On March 24, 1849, William Davis, who owned 3,000 acres (12 km2) where McKinney now stands, donated 120 acres (0.49 km2) for the townsite. Ten years later McKinney incorporated, and in 1913 the town adopted the commission form of government.
For the first 125 years of its history, McKinney served as the principal commercial center for the county. The county seat provided farmers with flour, corn, and cotton mills, cotton gins, a cotton compress and cottonseed oil mill, as well as banks, churches, schools, newspapers, and, from the 1880s, an opera house. Businesses also came to include a textile mill, an ice company, a large dairy, and a garment-manufacturing company. The population grew from 35 in 1848 to 4,714 in 1912. By 1953 McKinney had a population of more than 10,000 and 355 businesses. The town continued to serve as an agribusiness center for the county until the late 1960s.
By 1970, McKinney was surpassed in size by Plano. McKinney experienced moderate population growth, from 15,193 in the 1970 census, to 21,283 in the 1990 census. By the mid-1980s the town had become a commuter center for residents who worked in Plano and Dallas. In 1985 it had a population of just over 16,000 and supported 254 businesses. Since then, McKinney's rate of increase has been much more dramatic. In the 2000 census, McKinney had grown to 54,369 with 2,005 businesses, and in the Census Bureau's 2006 estimate, the population was 107,530. In 2009, McKinney celebrated its sesquicentennial. The current estimated population for McKinney (January 2014) is 149,082.
Both the city and the county were named for Collin McKinney, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, and a congressman for the Red River district of the Republic of Texas. He was the author of a bill establishing counties in the northern part of the state.
In the September 2014 CNN's Money magazine's issue, McKinney was ranked 1st place among Best Places to Live in the United States. In the September 2012 CNN's Money magazine's issue, McKinney was ranked 2nd place among Best Places to Live in the United States. In July 2010, McKinney was ranked 5th place on CNN's Money magazine's list of best places to live in the United States, and two years earlier (2008), the city ranked 14th on the same list, compiled for cities over 100,000 every two years. Also, McKinney is the only city in Texas that made the top ten. McKinney is one of several fast-growing communities on the northeastern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
McKinney is located at ( ).
McKinney’s geographic neighbors are:
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 62.9 square miles (163 km2), of which, 62.4 square miles (162 km2) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) of it (0.79%) is water.
|Climate chart (explanation)|
McKinney is considered part of the humid subtropical region.
- On average, the warmest month is July.
- The highest recorded temperature was 118 °F (48 °C) in 1936.
- On average, the coolest month is January.
- The lowest recorded temperature was −7 °F (−22 °C) in 1930.
- The maximum average precipitation occurs in May.
It is also part of the Texas blackland prairies, which means it gets hot summers because it is in the Sun Belt. Humidity makes temperatures feel higher, and winters are mild and are usually rainy, snowstorms occasionally come when it gets colder. Spring is the wettest part of the year, which brings winds from the Gulf Coast.
|Climate data for McKinney, Texas|
|Record high °F (°C)||87
|Average high °F (°C)||52.5
|Average low °F (°C)||31.1
|Record low °F (°C)||−7
|Average precipitation inches (mm)||2.43
|Average snowfall inches (cm)||.8
|Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in)||7.3||6.3||7.6||7.1||8.9||7.0||4.5||4.1||5.9||6.3||6.6||6.6||78.2|
|Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.1 in)||.8||1.0||.1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.1||.2||2.2|
|Source #1: NOAA|
|Source #2: The Weather Channel|
As of the 2010 census McKinney had a population of 131,117. The median age was 33. The racial composition of the population was 74.8% white, 10.5% black, 0.7% Native American, 4.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 3.1% reporting two or more races. 18.6% of residents were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 28,186 households out of which 45.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.29.
In the city the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 36.4% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $63,366, and the median income for a family was $72,133. Males had a median income of $50,663 versus $32,074 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,185. About 4.9% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.
Population growth and foreign-born population
Between 1970 and 1990, McKinney experienced moderate population growth, from 15,193 in the 1970 census, to 21,283 in the 1990 census. Since then, McKinney's rate of increase has been much more dramatic. In the 2000 census, McKinney had grown to 54,369 and to 131,117 in the 2010 census.
As of the 2000 U.S. Census, 64% of the foreign-born residents of McKinney originated from Mexico. As of 2009, 70% of McKinney's total population born outside of the United States had arrived to the U.S. in the 1990s.
According to the city's 2012 Annual Development Report, the top employers in the city are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|2||McKinney Independent School District||2,976|
|6||Walmart (three locations)||967|
|7||City of McKinney||894|
|8||Medical Center of McKinney||865|
|9||Watson & Chalin||800|
|10||Baylor Medical Center at McKinney||550|
The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (2009) states that the city’s various funds had $194.8 million in Revenues, $182.5 million in expenditures, $144.5 million in total assets, $24.8 million in total liabilities, and $127.7 million in cash in investments.
The McKinney City Council has seven members. Two council members and the mayor are elected at large, and four council members are elected to single-member districts.
McKinney's City Manager serves under the direction of the City Council, and administers and coordinates the implementation of procedures, policies, and ordinances.
McKinney is represented in the Texas Senate by Republican Florence Shapiro, District 8, and in the Texas Senate by Republican Craig Estes, District 30. McKinney is also represented in the Texas House of Representatives by Ken Paxton, District 70.
At the Federal level, the two U.S. Senators from Texas are Republicans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz; McKinney is part of Texas' US Congressional 3rd District, which is currently represented by Republican Sam Johnson.
Police Department (McKinney Police Department)
The McKinney Police Department is the primary municipal law enforcement agency that serves the City of McKinney, Texas. Chief Greg Conley is the head of the department and for the fiscal year of 2014-2015 there was an authorized total of 188 sworn peace officers and 50 civilian staff. The department is a Texas Police Chief's Association Foundation (TPCAF) Recognized Agency, a recognition given based on demonstrating that the department adheres to a set of best practices established by Texas law enforcement leaders.
In 2004 the police department gained visibility during the heavy media coverage of a quadruple murder during a robbery attempt at a home in the historic district, the largest mass slaying in the city's history and the most heavily publicized McKinney homicide in recent years. Three suspects were eventually identified and charged with crimes related to the killings of the female resident, her adult nephew, and his two high-school aged friends. In 2010, the police department's headquarters was attacked when a gunman drew officers outside by setting fire to his truck in the parking lot and unsuccessfully attempting to ignite an explosive mixture in an attached trailer. The gunman hid in a treeline across the street and fired over 160 rounds at the building and employees from a high-powered rifle before being shot by an officer during the exchange of gunfire and ultimately taking his own life. Nobody other than the gunman was injured or killed.
The department has lost three officers in the line of duty: City Marshal Samuel Perry Burks (Thursday, June 12, 1902; Gunfire), Patrol Officer Marion E. Taylor (Wednesday, March 2, 1938; Gunfire), and Patrolman Milligan Ray Burk (Friday, January 30, 1970; Gunfire).
Public school districts
McKinney is served primarily by the McKinney Independent School District, but some western areas of McKinney are zoned to nearby Frisco Independent School District or Prosper Independent School District and southern areas to Allen Independent School District.
Public high schools
In the Newsweek ranking of schools throughout the nation for 2006, McKinney High School was ranked 191, out of 1000 schools on the list, while McKinney North High School was ranked 237. The original article incorrectly stated results for McKinney's two high schools, but Newsweek updated its lists by 2 June 2007. In the 2008 rankings, McKinney High School was ranked 642 out of 1300 and McKinney North High School was ranked 771.
Public elementary and middle schools
Middle schools include • Dowell Middle School • Evans Middle School • Faubion Middle School • Scott Johnson Middle School • Cockrill Middle School
Elementary schools include • Bennett Elementary • Burks Elementary • Caldwell Elementary • Eddins Elementary • Finch Elementary • Glen Oaks Elementary • Johnson Elementary • Malvern Elementary• McNeil Elementary • Minshew Elementary • Slaughter Elementary • Valley Creek Elementary • Vega Elementary • Walker Elementary • Webb Elementary • Wilmeth Elementary • Wolford Elementary • Press Elementary • McGowen Elementary
Valley Creek Elementary School, McNeil Elementary School, Eddins Elementary School, Wolford Elementary School, Reuben Johnson Elementary School, Walker Elementary School, Press Elementary School and Glen Oaks Elementary Schools were included in a list of "Best Public Schools in Texas" by Texas Monthly magazine in 2006.
The newspaper has a daily circulation of 4,400 and a Sunday circulation of 26,400.
McKinney is served by two U.S. Highways: US 75 and US 380. The city is also bordered by the Sam Rayburn Tollway(S.H. 121), a toll road administered by the NTTA that runs to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Public transit consists of a fixed route bus service within the city that is provided by TAPS (Texoma Area Paratransit System). TAPS has routes covering a large portion of the city that run weekdays from 5 am through 10 pm, with plans to expand coverage as needs dictate. TAPS has regular bus transfer routes to surrounding cities and a Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail station since, unlike nearby Plano, the light rail does not currently access McKinney. TAPS also operates an on demand curb-to-curb ride service during weekdays for the general public that uses mobility vehicles specially designed to accommodate the disabled and elderly.
The far southwestern corner of McKinney, in the large Craig Ranch development, has a trolley bus operated for the use of residents that serves the development and some shopping centers in the surrounding area.
McKinney National Airport and Aero Country Airport are also located in McKinney and provide private and business air services.
- Len Akin, professional football player.
- Mike Bolsinger, professional baseball pitcher, Arizona Diamondbacks.
- Larry Brantley, actor and comedian known for voicing Wishbone on the PBS series of the same name.
- William Calhoun, professional wrestler, who used the professional name "Haystack" or "Haystacks" Calhoun.
- Hollie Cavanagh, singer who placed fourth on the 11th season of American Idol.
- Tommy Crutcher, former NFL football player; honorable mention All-State football at McKinney High School in 1959; NCAA All-American at Texas Christian University in 1963; played eight seasons (1965–72) in the NFL, mainly for the Green Bay Packers.
- Kenneth E. Hagin, influential Pentecostal preacher, often referred to as the "father" (or "granddaddy") of the "Word of Faith" movement.
- Gordon Hill, Manchester United soccer player.
- Craig Nall, professional football player.
- Ken Paxton, Texas state senator from District 8; member of the Texas House of Representatives, 2003-2013; Republican candidate for state attorney general in runoff election on May 27, 2014
- Alex Puccio, professional climber and bouldering champion.
- Robert Richardson Jr., NASCAR driver.
- Scott Sanford, certified public accountant and executive pastor of the Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church; Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from McKinney since 2013
- Guinn Smith, Olympic gold medalist.
- Nick Smith, British milliner and author.
- James W. Throckmorton, Governor of Texas, U.S. Representative, and member of Texas Senate.
- Johnny Quinn, Olympic athlete.
- Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
- Heard-Craig Center for the Arts
- Chestnut Square Historic Village
- Collin County Historical Society and Museum
- McKinney Main Street
- Pecan Grove Memorial Cemetery
- Myers Park & Event Center
- McKinney Repertory Theatre
- McKinney Performing Arts Center
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