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"Hot Air Balloon Capital of Texas"
Plano is a city in Collin County, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. (The community straddles Collin and Denton counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community name derives from Spanish for "plain, level"
The latitude of Plano is 33.019N. The longitude is -96.698W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 666 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 241,991.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Plano demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Collin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Dallas area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 75023 ZIP code.
15% of Plano residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Plano ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Plano was $36,514, compared with $21,587 nationally.
53% of Plano residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Plano, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $765. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,573.
Libraries in Plano include Christopher A Parr Library, Gladys Harrington Library, Ler Schimelpfenig Library, Maribelle M Davis Library, Wo Haggard Jr Library ... View libraries
Collin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Plano political report.
Plano restaurants taking online reservations include Bob's Steak & Chop House - Plano, Jasper's - Plano, NAAN Restaurant, Nicola's Ristorante, Roy's - Plano, Steve Fields Steak and Lobster Lounge ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Plano workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 35 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Plano between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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