Plano is the best place to be healthy, wealthy, wise – and safe. Contributing to the quality of life is Plano's wonderfully diverse community, with people from all over the globe calling Plano home, and Plano's award-winning environmental awareness.
Located just 20 miles north of downtown Dallas, the City of Plano enjoys a thriving economy, with abundant amenities and approval ratings.
- award-winning schools
- outstanding libraries
- spacious parkland
- internationally-recognized, accredited police and fire departments
- easy access to four airports
- a municipal government willing to partner with business for success
- home to a number of corporate or regional headquarters for major employers
like Bank of America Home Loans, HP Enterprise Services, Capital One Finance,
JCPenney Corporation, Inc., Frito-Lay, Dell Services, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group,
Inc, and many more.
Population — 261,900
Educational Attainment — Graduate or professional degree 20%, Bachelor's degree 35%, Associate’s degree 6%, Some college 18%, High school 14.3%
Median Household Income — $83,239
Occupations — Professional, scientific, management and administrative 18.6%; Education, health care and social assistance 16.9%; Finance, insurance, real estate 13.0%; Retail 11.9%; Manufacturing 9.4%; Arts, entertainment, recreation and food services 8.7%; Information 5.0%; Construction 4.3%; Other services 4.6%; Wholesale 3.4%; and Transportation, warehousing and utilities 2.3 %.
* Sources: Plano Economic Development Board 2012 Community Profile and U.S. Census Bureau
Plano continues to garner national accolades for its quality of lifestyle, environmental initiatives and opportunities for economic development. Worthy of note are the following accomplishments: