“Plano, Texas. Smart people, smart place.” is not just a tagline, it’s true. Plano residents are highly educated, young, and ethnically diverse. Over 53% of adults have a bachelor’s degree or higher (more than twice the national average).
In 1970 the population was 17,872. It had more than doubled five years later, then doubled again by 1980, when the total surpassed 72,000, more than half from outside of Texas.
Today, Plano is the fourth largest City in the Dallas-Fort Worth region with over 265,000 residents. And, it is a young population with Plano residents between the ages of 25-44 accounting for nearly one-third of the population. Over six million people reside in the Dallas-Fort Worth MSA and over four million are in the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan District.