McKinney at a Glance
McKinney offers its residents and visitors alike both a rich history and well
maintained historic district, old and modern architecture and a warm community atmosphere throughout its varied neighborhoods and districts.
History of McKinney:
McKinney was named for Collin McKinney, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and early settler in North Texas. The city has thrived as county seat of Collin County and a center of commerce since it was first established in 1848. McKinney’s significant commercial and
residential historic district s have been carefully preserved as the community continues to develop new technologies and unique destination niches throughout McKinney. Visitors and residents alike relish the sense of place and authenticity McKinney offers.
McKinney Population: Approximately 149,500 (as of Jan. 2014)
McKinney Land Area: 62.9 square miles
Median Age: 32
High School Graduate or Higher: 92%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 46%
Median Household Income: $81,894
Median Home Price: $357,232
• McKinney was ranked the #1Best Place to Live by CNN and Money Magazine in 2014, up from #2 in 2013.
• Texas Highways Magazine readers selected McKinney as their #17
ranked favorite destination in Texas on the magazine’s Top 40 Cities list in 2014.
• McKinney was ranked the #1 City for Newlyweds by MyLife.com in 2014.
• McKinney has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation.
• First Lady Laura Bush designated McKinney a Preserve America City in 2006.