Plano is a large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 287,677 people and 56 constituent neighborhoods, Plano is the ninth largest community in Texas.
Plano real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Plano house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Plano is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.01% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Plano is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Plano who work in management occupations (15.11%), sales jobs (11.65%), and computer science and math (10.04%).
Also of interest is that Plano has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.56% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Plano is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Plano is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Plano. 57.21% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Plano in 2018 was $47,840, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $191,360 for a family of four. However, Plano contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Plano is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Plano home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Plano residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Plano also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.01% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Plano include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Plano's cultural character, accounting for 27.04% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Plano is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.