Fourteenth Fastest Growing County In the
Collin County, Texas
Collin County enjoyed remarkable growth during the first few
years of the twenty first century. According to U.S. Census
Bureau estimates Collin County is the fourteenth fastest
growing county in America based on percent of growth between
January 2000 and July 2006 for all counties that began the
century with more than ten thousand inhabitants.
The primary cities in this fast growing county are
McKinney, Plano, Allen, Frisco, Richardson, Wylie, and a small
part of Dallas. The county is considered part of the
Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
Collin County which was founded in 1846, had already grown in
population to 491,772 by the year 2000. But in the six years
that marked the beginning of the 21 Century, the county
increased the number of inhabitants by 42.1 percent bringing
the estimated total population in July 2006 to 698,851.
The astounding growth of the last six years has made Collin
County the number 2 fastest growing county in the Lone Star
State of Texas and the fourteenth fastest in the nation.
Although no figures are available to determine how the growth
may have affected the price of homes in the area, in the year
2000 the median cost for a home within the 848 square mile
jurisdiction was $155,500.