Frisco, TX
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Frisco is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 177,286 people and 29 constituent neighborhoods, Frisco is the 27th largest community in Texas. Frisco has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Frisco, where the median household income is $120,701.00.

Frisco home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but Frisco real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Frisco is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.39% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Frisco is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Frisco who work in management occupations (19.12%), sales jobs (13.79%), and computer science and math (10.18%).

Also of interest is that Frisco has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.53% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Frisco is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Frisco really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Frisco perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Frisco, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.95 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

If knowledge is power, Frisco is a pretty powerful place. 60.29% of the adults in Frisco have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Frisco in 2010 was $48,910, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $195,640 for a family of four.

Frisco is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Frisco home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Frisco residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Frisco also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.44% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Frisco include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

Frisco also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.81%.

The most common language spoken in Frisco is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.