Population Estimate

179,804 (as of January 1, 2018)


  • Just 30 miles north of downtown Dallas, McKinney is a picturesque city with a small-town feel that is quite different from the Metroplex’s urban sprawl. Our friendly charm, green spaces and comfortable pace belie the fact that McKinney, with a population of 180,000, is one of the fastest-growing cities in America.


Median age
Median Home Value
High School Graduate or Higher
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher


20 Elementary schools
5 Middle schools
3 High schools
4 Alternative schools
1 Early Childhood Education Center

Quality of Life

McKinney’s gently rolling hills, tree-lined neighborhoods, historic downtown and beautiful parks give the city a quaint, small-town feel, quite different from the metroplex’s urban sprawl.

McKinney’s culture and recreation scene is as unique as the rest of the community, offering a rich combination of family-fun events, a vibrant arts scene, parks and open spaces and an historic past living seamlessly with a vibrant future. City events and programs present a broad spectrum of cultural and recreational opportunities that enrich the quality of life for residents and visitors.

For housing, McKinney offers unique neighborhoods for every lifestyle and income level. McKinney schools, from the school district to Collin College, have earned a reputation for excellence.

Historic homes wrap around McKinney’s downtown, one of the oldest authentic and thriving historic downtowns in Texas. The downtown commercial district offers more than 100 unique shops and more than a dozen unique restaurants. The original Collin County Courthouse, now the McKinney Performing Arts Center, stands at the center of McKinney’s historic downtown square.

Retail and dining establishments are also located throughout McKinney, including El Dorado / U.S. 75 and S.H. 380 / U.S. 75. For a very unusual treat, visit the retail shops and restaurants at Adriatica, McKinney’s own replica of a Croatian sea village

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