is a city in and the county seat
of Collin County
, United States
, and the second in population to Plano
. In 2008, the U.S. Census Bureau
estimated that the city's population was 115,620 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. McKinney is one of several fast-growing communities on the northeastern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
. Both the city and county are named after Collin McKinney
, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence
, and a congressman for the Red River district of the Republic of Texas
McKinney has a strong history of amateur athletics. The McKinney Soccer League is one of the largest youth soccer leagues in the area, with over 3000 children participating each spring and fall. There is also a strong youth baseball presence with two youth baseball leagues, the McKinney Baseball Association founded in 1955 and the McKinney Little League Baseball, Inc. founded in 1997. The AABC Mickey Mantle 16 and Under World Series is played in McKinney each summer. McKinney is also home to the McKinney Marshalls, 2006 Champions of the Texas Collegiate League, and the new Michael Johnson Performance Center, headed by 5-time Olympic Gold medalist Michael Johnson.
McKinney is located at (33.197210, -96.639751).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 58.5 square miles (151.5 km²), of which, 58.0 square miles (150.3 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²) of it (0.82%) is water.
As of the census
of 2006, there were 102,853 people, 28,186 households, and 23,966 families residing in the city. The population density
was 937.0 people per square mile (361.7/km²). There were 29,462 housing units at an average density of 335.4/sq mi (129.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.40% White
, 7.20% African American
, 0.54% Native American
, 1.49% Asian
, 0.06% Pacific Islander
, 10.23% from other races
, and 2.07% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 18.16% of the population.
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.
According to a 2006 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $69,232, and the median income for a family was $78,485.
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 in the Census Bureau's 2006 estimate, the population was 107,530.
's 2007 population estimate for McKinney is 112,000.
McKinney is served by two U.S. highways
: US 75
and US 380
. Collin County Regional Airport
is also located in McKinney. The city is also bordered by State Highway 121 (S.H. 121); portions of the highway are currently under construction with the intention of creating a toll-based roadway. Unlike nearby city Plano
, the DART
light rail train does not currently access McKinney. However, future plans may include utilizing existing railway for the project to reach the city.
Colleges and Universities
McKinney is the home of the Central Park Campus of Collin College which opened in January 1986.
McKinney is served primarily by the McKinney Independent School District
, but some western areas of McKinney are zoned to nearby Frisco Independent School District
and southern areas to Allen Independent School District
High schools include • McKinney High School • McKinney North High School • McKinney Boyd High School • Serenity High School
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.
Also in the Dallas Morning News McKinney North High School was ranked #4 in state and #3 in area for football.
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.
McKinney in the news
Over the last several years McKinney has gained national media attention for the multiple LEED
and sustainable (Green) buildings that have been constructed within the city. McKinney is home of the first privately developed LEED
Platinum office building, which was speculatively developed by Westworld Holdings, as well as Roy Lee Walker Elementary, the first sustainable school in Texas. Pat Lobb Toyota
(designed by Gensler
) is the first LEED certified Automotive Dealership (Silver Rating), and has become the hallmark for the greening of automotive dealerships, receiving visitors from around the world. Additionally, one of the two experimental sustainable Wal-Mart stores is located in McKinney (Wal-Mart
did not pursue LEED
status), the facility has been designed to test and promote a number of sustainable design elements and concepts.
The Lifetime film, Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal is based on true events that happened at McKinney North.
Noted residents, past and present
Professional AFL Player