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Encyclopedia > Plano, Texas
Plano, Texas
Official flag of Plano, Texas
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Nickname: An All-American City, P-Town
Location within the state of Texas
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 33°03′01″N 96°44′45″W / 33.05028, -96.74583
County Collin County
Government
 - Mayor Pat Evans
Area
 - City 185.5 km²  (71.6 sq mi)
 - Land 185.5 km² (71.6 sq mi)
 - Water 0.2 km² (0.1 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 - City 222,030 (city proper)
 - Density 1,197.571/km² (3,101.7/sq mi)
 - Metro 5,700,256
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website: http://www.plano.gov
The Colony Frisco Allen
Carrollton Plano Parker
Dallas Richardson Murphy

Plano (IPA: [ˈpleɪnoʊ]) is an upper-middle class suburb of Dallas, Texas, located to the north, mainly within Collin County, but also extending into Denton County. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the city population was 222,030, making it the ninth largest city in Texas. According to a 2005 census estimate, Plano had grown to 250,096 making Plano the sixty-ninth most populous city in the United States. Plano is within the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, colloquially referred to as the Metroplex. The city is home to many corporate headquarters, including Perot Systems, Electronic Data Systems, Frito-Lay, Cinemark Theatres, UGS, and JCPenney. Image File history File links Flag_of_None. ... Image File history File links Plano_Texas_USA_seal. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Adapted from Wikipedias TX county maps by Seth Ilys. ... 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In 2005, Plano was the best place to live in the Western United States by CNN Money magazine. In 2006, Plano was selected as the 11th best place to live in the United States by CNN Money magazine.[1] In addition to its many industries and good-quality living, Plano has excellent schools that consistently score in the top few percent of the nation. Money is a Time Warner financial magazine. ... Money is a Time Warner financial magazine. ...

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History

Map of the city in 1891

In the early 1840s, several settlers came to the area around Plano. Several nearby facilities including a sawmill, gristmill and a store brought more people to the area. Mail service was established and after rejecting several names for the budding town (including naming it in honor of then-President Millard Fillmore), the locals suggested the name Plano, which they mistook for the Spanish word for "flat," a reference to the terrain of the area. The name was accepted by the Post Office and Plano was born. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 539 pixelsFull resolution (7941 × 5347 pixel, file size: 10. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 539 pixelsFull resolution (7941 × 5347 pixel, file size: 10. ... Not to be confused with Mallard Fillmore. ...


In 1872, the completion of the Houston and Texas Railroad helped the city to grow, increasing the population to more than 500 by 1874. In 1873, the city officially incorporated.


In 1881, a fire raged through the central business district, destroying most of the buildings: 51 in all. However, the town was rebuilt and business again flourished through the 1880s. In 1895 the PISD (Plano Independent School District) was formed. This is one of the best school districts in the entire country. The logo of the Plano Independent School District Plano Independent School District (PISD or Plano ISD) is a public school district in Plano, Texas (USA). ...


Unlike many of the other Dallas suburbs, which were closer to Dallas itself, the population of Plano initially grew slowly, reaching 1,304 in 1900 and increasing to 3,695 in 1960. By 1970, however, Plano began to feel some of the boom its neighbors experienced following World War II. A series of public works projects and a change in taxes that removed the farming community from the town helped to increase the overall population of Plano. In 1970, the population reached 17,872 and by 1980, the population had exploded to 72,000 people. Almost unbelievably the sewers, schools and street development kept easy pace with this massive increase largely due to Plano's flat topography, grid layout and excellent planning. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


During the 1980s, many large corporations moved their headquarters to Plano, including JC Penney and Frito-Lay, which helped to further grow the city as more people desired to move closer to where they worked. By 1990, the population had reached 128,713 and now dwarfed the county seat of McKinney. In 1994, the city was recognized as an All-America City. McKinney is a city in Collin County, Texas (USA), the county seat and second in population to Plano. ... All-America City Program Logo The All-America City Award is given by the National Civic League annually to ten cities in the United States. ...


By 2000, the population nearly doubled again to 222,030, making it one of the largest suburbs in the Dallas area. However, the area's suburban sprawl has pushed beyond Plano and the city's population is stabilizing. Plano is completely locked in by other municipalities and cannot expand in area, and there is little undeveloped land remaining within the city limits. By 2005, its population was estimated to be 250,096.


While Plano has been known for many years as being an affluent suburb populated by wealthy citizens, this image has begun to change in recent years. Neighborhood gentrification and a large influx of illegal aliens into the city's eastern half have changed the face of the city. Other nearby cities such as Frisco and McKinney are now attracting wealthy citizens and builders of luxury homes away from Plano. While Plano continues to have extremely wealthy citizens living in the western half of the city, today, the majority of Plano citizens are clearly members of the United States middle class.


Notable residents

The following is a list of past and current residents of Plano, who have obtained notoriety outside of the community:

Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966 in West Covina, California) // The youngest of three children, Aikman was born in West Covina, California on November 21, 1966 to Charlyn and Kenneth Aikman, and lived in Cerritos, California until age 12, when his family moved to a farm in Henryetta, Oklahoma. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Anousheh Ansari (Persian: , born 12 September 1966) is the Iranian-American co-founder and chairman of Prodea Systems, Inc. ... Lance Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson on September 18, 1971) is a retired American professional road racing cyclist. ... For other uses, see Tour de France (disambiguation). ... Lyon Sprague de Camp, (November 27, 1907 – November 6, 2000) was an American science fiction and fantasy author. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... For the AIDS activist also named Steve Harvey, see Lenford Harvey. ... Kristin Holt Kristin Holt (born August 17, 1981 in Plano, TX) is an entertainment news correspondent and the current host of G4s Cheat!, a television show dedicated to video game cheats and strategies, and also is a substitute host for G4s tentpole shows, Attack of the Show! and... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The DCC on board the USS Harry S Truman The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (DCC), a National Football League cheerleading squad from Texas, are one the most famous cheerleading organizations in the world. ... Stephen Katz (1946 in New York City – 18 October 2005 in Plano, Texas) was an American teacher and screenwriter. ... The Contract is a film expected to be released in 2006. ... Glen Kimberlin is a session musician based in Nashville, Tennessee who plays bass. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sideman. ... Lar Park Lincoln (b. ... Anastasia Valeryevna Liukina (born October 30, 1989), better known as Nastia Liukin, is an American gymnast. ... Scott Mechlowicz (born January 17, 1981 in New York City) is an American actor best known for his roles in Eurotrip (2004) and the well-reviewed independent film, Mean Creak. ... EuroTrip is a 2004 American comedy film produced by the same people as Road Trip and Old School. ... H. Ross Perot (born June 27, 1930) is an American businessman from Texas, who is best known for seeking the office of President of the United States in 1992 and 1996. ... For other uses, see Lonestar (disambiguation). ... Greg Ray is a former IRL IndyCar Series driver born August 3, 1966 in Dallas, Texas. ... The Indy Racing League, better known as IRL, is the sanctioning body of a predominantly American based open-wheel racing series. ... Deion Luwynn Sanders (born August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida) is a former National Football League cornerback, Major League Baseball outfielder, and CBS Sports commentator. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Alan Wray Tudyk (born March 16, 1971) is an American stage, film, and television actor. ... Serenity is a 2005 science fiction space western/epic film written and directed by Joss Whedon. ... Jennifer Roxanne Vasquez (born on April 8, 1978 in Houston, Texas) is most widely known for being a contestant on the reality show Big Brother 6, which aired on CBS in 2005. ... The sixth season of the American version of Big Brother ran for thirty episodes during the summer of 2005, from July 7 to September 20. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Conference National Division Eastern Year founded 2002 Home arena American Airlines Center City, State Dallas, Texas Head Coach Will McClay ArenaBowl championships None Conference titles None Division titles 3: 2003, 2006, 2007 Wild Card berths 1: 2002 The Dallas Desperados are an Arena Football League team that began play in... Anne Wingate, born in 1943 as Martha Anne Guice,[1] is a mystery writer currently living in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... NLT (Not Like Them) are an American Pop/R&B boy group from Texas and Los Angeles. ... Hollie Diane Vise (born December 6, 1987) is an American female gymnast. ... Drew Pearson (13 December 1897 - 1969), born in Evanson, Illinois was an American journalist. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960... The name The Little Rascals refers primarily to the television package of producer Hal Roachs Our Gang theatrical short film comedies, specifically those made between 1929 and 1938. ... Look up historical fiction in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 185.5 km² (71.6 mi²). 185.4 km² (71.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.08%) is water.GR1 The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Outdoor Amenities

Plano's parks feature many playgrounds, several bicycling trails, and a nature preserve. The bike trails take advantage of several contiguous parks to extend their range. One runs northwest-southeast, beginning at Legacy Drive east of Independence in Chisolm Trail Park and running to Alma Drive south of Parker at the terminus of the park. The trail diverges near Spring Creek Pkwy & Custer Rd leading to another outlet on Alma, this time north of Spring Creek terminating at High Point Park. Another trail originates in Carpenter Park which is north of Spring Creek on Coit Rd running both east-west and north-south. The north-south path terminates at Parker Rd just west of Coit in Preston Meadow Park, while the east-west path terminates at Bronze Leaf Dr in Lone Star Park.


Bob Woodruff Park, which has its north-west corner at Spring Creek Pkwy & Parker Rd and extends south of Park & east to Los Rios Blvd, features one of the largest playgrounds in Plano. Oak Point Park is Plano's largest, in area.


The Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is located west of the Dallas North Tollway on Parker Rd. It features a shared pedestrian and bicycling trail which highlights the assets of the preserve, and the woods within the preserve are traversed by several unpaved trails.


Transportation

Plano is one of many cities in the Dallas area that opts into the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) public transportation system. During most of its membership in DART, Plano was lightly served by bus lines, but in recent years, the Red Line of the DART light rail project has opened stations in Downtown Plano and at Parker Road which provide access to commuters traveling to work elsewhere in the Dallas area. A DART Bus operating in downtown Dallas The Dallas Area Rapid Transit authority (or DART) is the transit agency in Dallas, Texas that operates buses, light rail (including an underground station), commuter rail, and HOV lanes in Dallas and 12 of its suburbs. ... “Autobus” redirects here. ... The Red Line is a light rail line in the system of mass transit in Dallas operated by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... Downtown Plano Station is a DART light rail station located in Plano, Texas at the intersection of 15th Street and Avenue J. It opened on December 9, 2002 and is a station on the Red Line, serving the area around downtown Plano including Plano City Hall. ... Parker Road Station is a DART light rail station located in Plano, Texas in Collin County at the intersection of Park Boulevard and Archerwood Street near Central Expressway. ...


Plano was the first of many cities in Collin County to adopt a master plan for their road system. The use of wide, multi-lane, divided highways for all major roads allows for higher speed limits on those thoroughfares, generally 40 or 45 mph but sometimes up to 55 mph (89 km/h) on the northern section of Preston Road, and due to this, concerns for pedestrian safety have arisen. Collin County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... A highway is a major road within a city, or linking several cities together. ... A road speed limit is the maximum speed allowed by law for road vehicles. ... Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ... Texas State Highway 289, locally known as Preston Road, is a north-south state highway. ... Look up Pedestrian in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Plano is served directly by several major roadways and freeways. Central Plano is bordered to the East by U.S. Highway 75, the West by Dallas North Tollway, the South by President George Bush Turnpike, and the North by SH 121 (which is currently under construction to be made into a toll road). Preston Road or Texas State Highway 289 is also a major thoroughfare that runs through the city. U.S. Highway 75 is a north-south United States highway. ... Dallas North Tollway (DNT) The Dallas North Tollway is a 22-mile controlled-access toll road, which runs from Interstate 35E near downtown Dallas, Texas to Texas State Highway 121 near Frisco, Texas, whereupon it becomes a surface road ending at U.S. Highway 380. ... The President George Bush Turnpike is a 30. ... Texas State Highway 121, locally known as 121, is a diagonal state highway, angling from southwest to northeast through north central Texas. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Business

Plano is the corporate headquarters for some of the country's largest and most-recognized companies. Tree-lined Legacy Drive in the 75024 zip code, between Preston Road and the Dallas North Tollway, is full of corporate campuses. The following companies headquarter in Plano: Dallas North Tollway (DNT) The Dallas North Tollway is a 22-mile controlled-access toll road, which runs from Interstate 35E near downtown Dallas, Texas to Texas State Highway 121 near Frisco, Texas, whereupon it becomes a surface road ending at U.S. Highway 380. ...

Plano also has a large number of semiconductor and telecommunications companies in its Research and Technology District (RT) due in part to its proximity to the Telecom Corridor. The list includes: Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages (CSAB) is a unit of Cadbury Schweppes plc that handles its parents core United States beverage business. ... For the alcoholic cocktail said to taste the same, see Flaming Dr. Pepper. ... Cinemark Theatres is th third-largest movie theater chain in North America. ... The Countrywide Financial Corporation (NYSE: CFC) (Countrywide Credit Industries until November 7, 2002) is the largest independent residential mortgage lending firm in the US. Business It writes, sells, and services mainly prime rate first mortgages for single-family homes through its Countrywide Home Loans subsidiary. ... Crossmark is a flexible, lightweight textual markup language. ... DealTaker is a very popular bargain hunting website, started in 2004, that lists bargains on the Internet, and contains coupons for online retailers. ... Electronic Data Systems (EDS) (NYSE: EDS, LSE: EDC) is a global business and technology services company that defined the outsourcing business when it was established in 1962 by Ross Perot. ... Frito-Lay is an American and international company that markets corn chips, potato chips, and other snack foods. ... Insight Enterprises, Inc. ... Metromedia Restaurant Group (MRG) is a collection of restaurants that serve steak. ... Bennigans Grill & Tavern, commonly known as Bennigans is an Irish pub-themed casual dining restaurant chain with locations throughout the United States. ... Steak and Ale is a semi-casual dining American restaurant chain with over 60 locations in 19 states in the United States. ... J. C. Penney Company, Inc. ... Perot Systems Corporation NYSE: PER is an information technology services provider based in Plano, Texas. ... Prodea Systems is a consumer technology company headquartered in Plano, Texas, United States. ... Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ: RCII) is an American public furniture and electronics rent to own company that serves all 50 United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico with 3,535 stores (as of November 15, 2006. ... Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. ... Triad Hospitals is a Fortune 500 cpmany based in Plano, Texas. ... UGS, a TLA meaning: Underground gas storage, see natural gas UGS Corp. ... VíaVienté (commonly typed as ViaViente) is a company based out of Plano, TX led by businessman Craig Keeland. ... A semiconductor is a solid whose electrical conductivity is in between that of a conductor and that of an insulator, and can be controlled over a wide range, either permanently or dynamically. ... Telecommunication involves the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... The Telecom Corridor is a technology business center in Richardson, Texas, a northern suburb of Dallas, which contains over 25 million ft2 of office space and accounts for over 82,657 jobs as of 2000. ...

Plano is also a frequent destination for business travelers; 80% of out-of-area visitors visit for this purpose. This is due to the city's close proximity to Dallas, and due to the many corporations headquartered in Plano. The city also has a large convention center. Plano is locally famous for its annual hot air balloon festival. Alcatel SA is a global company, headquartered in France that provides hardware, software and services to telecommunications service providers and enterprises. ... In 1996, AT&T spun off its Systems and Technology units, along with the famous Bell Laboratories, to form a new company named Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU). ... Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is a major American defense contractor and industrial corporation with core manufacturing concentrations in defense systems and defense and commercial electronics. ... Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN), better known in the electronics industry (and popularly) as TI, is an American company based in Dallas, Texas, USA, renowned for developing and commercializing semiconductor and computer technology. ... Flextronics International Ltd. ... Ericsson () NASDAQ: ERIC. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is a leading provider of communications networks, related services and handset technology platforms. ... Infosys Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: INFY) (incorporated in 1992, in operation since 1981) is an India based global IT Services, IT Solutions and Technology Servicesminor. ... Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) is one of the major companies developing database management systems (DBMS), tools for database development, middle-tier software, enterprise resource planning software (ERP), customer relationship management software (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) software. ... Exhibition Hall of the Makaryev Fair. ...


Recently, Plano has made a concerted effort to draw retail to the area in an effort to boost sales tax returns. The newly constructed Shops at Legacy features apartments and an Angelika Film Center, while The Shops at Willow Bend is the city's new, upscale mall. A sales tax is a consumption tax charged at the point of purchase for certain goods and services. ... The Shops at Willow Bend is an upscale shopping mall located in Plano, Texas, with over 125 stores and 4 main anchors. ...


Wal-Mart also considered the city's affluence when it decided to establish the experimental luxury Wal-Mart Supercenter on Park Road and the Dallas North Tollway. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Dallas North Tollway (DNT) The Dallas North Tollway is a 22-mile controlled-access toll road, which runs from Interstate 35E near downtown Dallas, Texas to Texas State Highway 121 near Frisco, Texas, whereupon it becomes a surface road ending at U.S. Highway 380. ...


Education

Plano Independent School District serves most of Plano. Due to a massive increase in student enrollment over the past few decades, Plano consists of a unique "high school" system, in which grades 9-10 attend a high school and grades 11-12 attend a senior high. The logo of the Plano Independent School District Plano Independent School District (PISD or Plano ISD) is a public school district in Plano, Texas (USA). ...


There are three senior high schools (grades 11-12) in PISD; Plano East, Plano Senior, and Plano West. Plano East Senior High School (commonly East, Plano East, or PESH) is a secondary school in Plano, Texas serving high school juniors and seniors. ... Plano Senior High School (commonly Plano, Plano Senior, or PSHS) is a free public secondary school in Plano, Texas, United States serving students in grades 11-12. ... Plano West Senior High School (commonly West, Plano West, or PWSH) is a free public secondary school in Plano, USA serving high school juniors and seniors. ...


Small portions of Plano are served by the Lewisville Independent School District, Frisco Independent School District, and Allen Independent School District. Lewisville Independent School District is a school district based in Lewisville, Texas covering most of Lewisville and all of The Colony, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Copper Canyon, and Double Oak as well as portions of Plano, Carrollton, Frisco, Hebron, Coppell, Grapevine and Argyle. ... Frisco Independent School District is a public school district based in Frisco, Texas. ... Allen Independent School District is a public school district based in Allen, Texas. ...


Plano is the home to two campuses of the Collin County Community College District, one at the Courtyard Center on Preston Park Boulevard and the larger Spring Creek Campus on Spring Creek Parkway at Jupiter. The Collin County Community College District is a network of community college campuses located in Collin County, Texas, which is north of Dallas. ...


In 2006, Plano Independent School District announced that 115 seniors were selected as National Merit Semifinalists, the largest in the district's history. The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic scholarship competition for recognition and college scholarships administered by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), a privately funded, not-for-profit organization. ...


SMU in Legacy, of Southern Methodist University, is a graduate university serving the needs of 3,000 working professionals. Its academic programs include business, engineering and computer training, education and continuing education. It also features The Guildhall [2] that offers a Masters program in video game development. Dallas Hall at Dedman College at SMU The Laura Lee Blanton Hall during a rare snow storm Southern Methodist University (commonly SMU) is a private, coeducational university in University Park, Texas (an enclave of Dallas). ...


Plano students, suicides, and heroin

Plano students achieved notoriety following a cluster of nine suicides in 1983 that raised national awareness about suburban teenage depression. Most of the suicides were caused by carbon monoxide poisoning, however, a few of the suicides were caused by gunshot wounds. Plano students were again in the news in the late 1990s, the result of a city-wide heroin problem. The surge in heroin use culminated in coverage by several major news outlets such as NBC's Dateline and MTV's "Wasted." Heroin use in Plano eventually led to over a dozen overdose deaths of teenagers and young adults. Many more Plano heroin users suffered from overdoses that did not result in death. Based on the heroin epidemic among Plano youth, the Plano Police Department launched an undercover investigation known as "Operation Rockfest." The investigation led to 84 drug cases against 33 adults and four juveniles, including 14 students enrolled in Plano schools. [3] For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ... This article is about the television network. ... A dateline is a short piece of text included in news articles that describes where and when the story was filed, though the date is often omitted. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ...


In July 2003, Taylor Hooton, a student athlete at Plano West Senior High School, committed suicide which his family believed was connected to depression caused by the use of steroids used for performance enhancement. Much like the city's suicide and heroin issues of the 1980s and 1990s, this incident drew national focus to the issues of high school athletes and steroid use. Chris Wash was featured on the cover of the December 20, 2004, Newsweek magazine wearing a Plano West Senior High School shirt in an article about the use of steroids in high schools. On March 10, 2005, Don Hooton (the father of Taylor) testified before a Congressional Subcommittee about the use of steroids in high school. This was a widely covered event as several prominent baseball players including José Canseco and Mark McGwire testified as well. Taylor Hooton was a student athlete from Plano West Senior High School in Plano, Texas, who in July 2003 committed suicide. ... Plano West Senior High School (commonly West, Plano West, or PWSH) is a free public secondary school in Plano, USA serving high school juniors and seniors. ... is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... José Canseco y Capas, Jr. ... Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former professional baseball player who played the majority of his major league career with the Oakland Athletics before finishing his final years with the St. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 222,030 people, 80,875 households, and 60,575 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,197.8/km² (3,102.4/mi²). There were 86,078 housing units at an average density of 464.4/km² (1,202.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.26% White, 5.02% African American, 0.36% Native American, 10.18% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.86% from other races, and 2.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.07% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 80,875 households out of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.3% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.18. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 36.5% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 4.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $78,722, and the median income for a family was $91,162. Males had a median income of $64,668 versus $39,617 for females. The per capita income for the city was $36,514. About 3.0% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over. Average rents in Plano in 2005 were $662 for a one bedroom apartment, and $878 for a two bedroom apartment. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Plano was the highest income place with a population of 130,000 or more in 2000. The highest income places in the United States are usually considered to be in the Northeast; forty-one of the 100 highest income counties by per capita income are located in the Northeast (including Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia) and forty-six by median household income. ...


Plano was ranked the most affluent city in the United States with the lowest poverty rate of 6.3% for a city with a population exceeding 250,000. Its neighbor, Frisco, was ranked the richest city for the population of under 250,000 in the United States with a 2.7% poverty rate. Plano also has the highest median income in the nation at $71,000. [4]


Plano is also located in Collin County, the wealthiest county in Texas and part of the most wealthy 1% of counties in the United States. The four wealthy zip codes of Plano that contribute to the county's affluence are (in descending order of median household income/year): 75093, 75024, 75025, and 75094. Collin County is a county located in the state of Texas. ...


Population Growth

  • 1874: 500
  • 1890: 1,200
  • 1900: 1,304
  • 1910: 1,200
  • 1960: 3,695
  • 1970: 17,872
  • 1980: 72,331
  • 1990: 128,713
  • 1994: 166,952
  • 1995: 178,949
  • 1996: 192,622
  • 1997: 207,781
  • 1998: 219,486
  • 2000: 222,030
  • 2003: 241,991
  • 2004: 245,411
  • 2005: 250,096
  • 2006: 252,600
  • 2007: 255,700

Sister Cities

Plano has five sister cities designated by Sister Cities International. This program's presence is seen in Plano ISD schools, where representatives from sister cities often meet and tour. Sister Cities International is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering town twinning, especially between a city in the United States and a city in another country. ...

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See also

There has been a mayor of Plano, Texas since the citys establishment in 1873. ... The Plano City Council is the governing body of the City of Plano, Texas, United States. ... Pat Evans Pat Evans is the current mayor of Plano, Texas. ... Jeran Akers Jeran Akers was the mayor of Plano, Texas from 2000-2002, and ran for the Republican nomination for Collin County Commissioner in 2006. ... Jack Harvard (born 1947) was the mayor of Plano, Texas from 1982-1990. ... Florence Shapiro is known as a champion for education and childrens issues. ...

External links


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Plano, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1806 words)
Plano is within the Dallas–Plano–Irving metropolitan division of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, a title designated by the U.S. Census, and is colloquially referred to as the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
Plano is served directly by several major roadways and freeways, including U.S. Highway 75, the Dallas North Tollway, the President George Bush Turnpike, and SH 121 (which is currently under construction to be made into another area toll road).
Plano is the home to two campuses of the Collin County Community College District, one at the Courtyard Center on Preston Park Boulevard and the larger Spring Creek Campus on Spring Creek Parkway at Jupiter.
Plano, Texas - definition of Plano, Texas in Encyclopedia (958 words)
Plano is a northern suburb of Dallas, Texas located in Collin County, Texas.
Plano is served directly by several freeways, including U.S. Highway 75, the Dallas North Tollway, the President George Bush Turnpike, and SH 121 (which is currently under construction).
The Plano Independent School District (http://www.pisd.edu) is known throughout the country for its high standards of academic excellence.
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