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Plano, Texas

Plano is a city located in Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 222,030.

Geography Plano is located at 33°3'1" North, 96°44'45" West (33.050374, -96.745935)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 185.5 km² (71.6 mi²). 185.4 km² (71.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.08% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 222,030 people, 80,875 households, and 60,575 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,197.8/km² (3,102.4/mi²). There are 86,078 housing units at an average density of 464.4/km² (1,202.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 78.26% White, 5.02% African American, 0.36% Native American, 10.18% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.86% from other races, and 2.28% from two or more races. 10.07% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 80,875 households out of which 42.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.3% are married couples living together, 7.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% are non-families. 20.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 2.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.73 and the average family size is 3.18.

In the city the population is spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 36.5% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 4.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $78,722, and the median income for a family is $91,162. Males have a median income of $64,668 versus $39,617 for females. The per capita income for the city is $36,514. 4.3% of the population and 3.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 4.6% are under the age of 18 and 7.8% are 65 or older.

Plano ISD often comes under fire for its trangressions against civil rights... for more information, see Unofficial PISD (http://www.pisd.org). Otherwise, it's one of the top-ranked school districts in the state, annually boasting almost 100 National Merit Semifinalists and 150 National Merit Commended Scholars. Its dropout rate is .3%, and 93% of graduates go to college.

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