McKinney, Texas

McKinney: The third most populous city in Collin County, Texas. It is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. McKinney is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the McKinney Performing Arts Center and the McKinney National Historic District.


McKinney is a city located in the county of Collin in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 131,117 and a population density of 795 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 208,272 inhabitants.

The city was created 176 years ago in 1847.

McKinney is a city located in Collin County, Texas, about 30 miles north of Dallas. With around 208,000 residents, it is one of the fastest growing cities in America.

History and Development

McKinney was founded in 1848 around a railroad junction. It grew significantly as a suburb starting in the 1970s due to job expansion in Dallas.

Key historical facts:

  • Founded in 1848 by Collin McKinney
  • Grew as an agricultural trading center in the late 1800s
  • Designated county seat of Collin County in 1949
  • Recent explosive population growth as a bedroom community

Economy and Major Industries

Major employers include:

  • Raytheon defense contractor headquarters
  • Independent Bank headquarters
  • Medical Center of McKinney hospital
  • McKinney Independent School District

Much economic activity comes from proximity to Dallas/Fort Worth.

Attractions and Things to Do

Popular attractions are:

  • Historic Downtown McKinney with shops, dining, galleries
  • McKinney Performing Arts Center
  • Towne Lake recreation area for hiking and biking
  • McKinney National Airport with vintage wartime planes
  • Annual Oktoberfest celebration

McKinney provides charm, amenities, and a family-friendly vibe as a growing Dallas suburb.

McKinney locator map
Location of McKinney on Texas map.

Quick Facts about McKinney

Population : 208,272 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Collin County
Postal code : 75070, 75071, 75069
Phone Area Codes : 972, 469, 214
Area : 164.85 km2
Altitude : 630 feet / 192 meters
Capital city : McKinney is capital of Collin County
Establishment : January 01, 1848 (176 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 17:09:11 (15th April 2024)
Density : 1,263 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 37.05% (2010-2020)
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Mckinneywater image


McKinney is located at 33°11'51"N 96°36'55"W (33.1976200, -96.6152700).

McKinney map


The population of McKinney increased by 37.05% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 131,117 - census
2011 137,928 4.94% estimation process
2012 143,510 3.89% estimation process
2013 149,207 3.82% estimation process
2014 157,143 5.05% estimation process
2015 163,612 3.95% estimation process
2016 173,577 5.74% estimation process
2017 182,104 4.68% estimation process
2018 191,748 5.03% estimation process
2019 199,177 3.73% estimation process
2020 208,272 4.37% estimation process

McKinney zip code is 75069. County name: Collin, County fips: 48085

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People born in McKinney (53)

People born in McKinney, including baseball player Daniel McCutchen, athletics competitor Guinn Smith, theologian Kenneth Erwin Hagin, .


  • John A. Warden III (American air force colonel) he was born in 21/12/1943
  • Dillon Anderson (American politician (1906-1974)) he was born in 14/07/1906
  • Alex Puccio (American rock climber) she was born in 15/06/1989
  • Chad Haga (cyclist) he was born in 26/08/1988
  • Velvet Rose (American movie actress) she was born in 13/06/1980
  • Conor Doyle (Irish-American soccer player) he was born in 13/10/1991
  • Haystacks Calhoun (American professional wrestler (1934-1989)) he was born in 03/08/1934
  • Anthony Lynn (American football player and coach) he was born in 21/12/1968
  • Tommy Crutcher (American football player (1941-2002)) he was born in 10/08/1941
  • Clem Daniels (Player of American football (1937-2019)) he was born in 09/07/1937
  • Dudley Wysong (professional golfer) he was born in 15/05/1939
  • Edwin Figueroa (American martial artist) he was born in 31/07/1984
  • Elvis Duran (American radio personality) he was born in 05/08/1964
  • Glenn Dobbs (American and Canadian football player and coach, college athletics administrator (1920-2002)) he was born in 12/07/1920
  • Harold Mayo (American football coach)
  • J. Michael Tatum (American voice actor) he was born in 25/05/1976
  • Joe Allison (American songwriter, radio and television personality, record producer, and country music business executive) he was born in 03/10/1924
  • Josh Duhon (American actor) he was born in 27/08/1982

Schools in McKinney

College & universities near McKinney, TX

Code Name City ZIP
247834 Collin County Community College District McKinney (TX) 75069
490522 Allgood Beauty Institute Frisco (TX) 75033-4112
436775 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Plano Plano (TX) 75093
228787 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson (TX) 75080-3021
492607 Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Dallas Richardson (TX) 75080-2208

Stations (7)

Amtrak & bus stations near McKinney, TX

Code Name Address Type
MSQ Mesquite, TX 1331 Highway 80 East \r\n1331 Highway 80 East \r\n BUS
DAL Union Station 400 South Houston St. RAIL
DAG Dallas, TX 205 South Lamar Street BUS
GLE Gainesville 605 East California Street RAIL
FTW Fort Worth Central Station 1001 Jones Street RAIL

Post offices near McKinney

Post Office Name City ZIP
Mckinney Post Office McKinney (TX) 75070
Linkside Park New Post Office McKinney (TX) 75071
Melissa Post Office Melissa (TX) 75454
Princeton Post Office Princeton (TX) 75407
Allen Post Office Allen (TX) 75013

Other cities in Collin County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Collin County , TX. (more)

City Name Population Title
Plano 291,296 The second most populous city in Texas and the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
Frisco 209,980 Frisco is a city in the US state of Texas located in the counties of Collin and Denton, and an affluent and rapidly developing suburb of Dallas.
Allen 109,379 The fifth most populous city in Collin County, Texas.
Wylie 54,467 A city in Collin County, Texas.
Prosper 26,957 Suburban town located in Collin and Denton counties, Texas
Murphy 20,844 City in Collin County, Texas, United States
Celina 20,114 City in Texas, United States of America
Anna 16,945 City in Collin County, Texas, United States
Princeton 15,699 City in Collin County, Texas, United States
Melissa 13,793 City in Collin County, Texas, United States
Lucas 8,819 City in Collin County, Texas, United States
Parker 4,352 City in Collin County, Texas, United States
Lavon 3,993 City in Collin County, Texas, United States of America
Farmersville 3,711 City in Collin County, Texas, United States
Josephine 2,545 City in Collin County, Texas
Lowry Crossing 1,743 City in Collin County, Texas, United States

Distance to Other Cities

McKinney distances to largest Texas cities