A closer look at Frisco and surrounding cities
According to Bisnow, since 2000, Collin County has experienced the highest sustained growth rate of any U.S. county with more than a half-million people.
The Texas Demographic Center projects that Collin County will have over 2.4 million residents by 2050. Other estimates predict a population as high as 3.5 million.
Collin County population growth means more than 1 million residents have moved here, with a 30,000 increase from the previous year, the U.S. Census Bureau reports.
That comes to almost 100 new people moving here every day, including some 4,000 employees who came from the West Coast when Toyota moved its national headquarters to Plano.
With a 2020 population of 224,566, Frisco is the 14th largest city in Texas and the 100th largest city in the United States. (Local Profile Magazine)
Frisco has experienced a 516% population growth since 2000, according to the Frisco Economic Development Corporation.
Median Age: 36
Median Income: $116,884
Median Home Value: $400,917
Known as "Sports City USA", Frisco is home to seven professional sports organizations and four professional sports stadiums. The Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars, FC Dallas, PGA, Texas Legends, Frisco Fighters, and the Frisco RoughRiders are all headquartered in Frisco.
63% of residents age 25+ hold a Bachelors degree or higher.
There are 3,600 hotel rooms currently in Frisco, with more under construction.
Frisco was named as one of the most "Recession Resistant Cities" by Smart Asset (2020)
Money Magazine named Frisco the #1 Best Place to Live (2020)
Frisco is a recognized leader in Public-Private Partnerships. The spirit of "Let's shake hands and build this together" started over a century ago when Frisco was a small community. (Frisco EDC)
The University of North Texas, which is constructing a campus in Frisco, will bring more jobs, students and diversity to Collin County.
The Ford Center at The Star is an indoor athletic facility where the Dallas Cowboys have practiced since 2016. It was built as a partnership amongst the team, city government and the Frisco schools. When the Cowboys aren’t using the indoor field, high school teams use it for practice and games.
There is only one publicly-owned venue for the arts in Frisco: a 120-seat Black Box Theatre built in 2009 at the Frisco Discovery Center.
A recent Visit Frisco study showed that the #1 reason people leave Frisco is for arts and culture options, including Broadway, symphony, and other entertainment.
Frisco ISD currently enrolls more than 64,000 students in 11 high schools, 17 middle schools, 42 elementary schools and 3 special programs schools.
In November 2018, Frisco ISD voters approved a $691 million bond package to provide funding to build four new schools and maintain/repair existing facilities, as well as provide additional student opportunities in academics, fine arts, and athletics. The 2018 bond program will provide funds to take the FISD through 72,000 students or the end of the 2025-26 school year.
For the fifth year in a row in 2021, Frisco ISD has been named as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the United States. The District was recognized for its outstanding commitment to music education and achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.
Along Highway 121, the Collin County population has grown over the past five years.
From 2015 to 2019, the City of Melissa grew 37.8 percent, according to data by the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the US Census.
The City of Princeton—east of McKinney on Highway 380—saw a 35.4 percent increase from 2015 to 2019.
The City of Celina to the west grew by a whopping 50.8 percent, data shows. It will max at 300,000 in 2050.
Today, more than five times as many students are enrolled in Prosper ISD (just north of Frisco) compared to 2007. The 2019 enrollment of 14,632 students is expected to more than double by 2025.
In 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Anna had an unprecedented 64 percent surge in single-family home permits, the largest jump in recent history with nearly 1,000 permits issued.