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McKinney, TX
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Living in McKinney


McKinney is a relatively large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 195,308 people and 39 constituent neighborhoods, McKinney is the 18th largest community in Texas. McKinney 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 McKinney, where the median household income is $100,775.00.

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

McKinney is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.56% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, McKinney is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in McKinney who work in management occupations (16.52%), sales jobs (12.19%), and office and administrative support (10.23%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.99% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

McKinney is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, McKinney’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In McKinney, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.33 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The citizens of McKinney are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.28% of adults in McKinney have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in McKinney in 2018 was $42,746, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,984 for a family of four. However, McKinney contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

McKinney is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call McKinney home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of McKinney residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. McKinney also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.91% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in McKinney include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

McKinney also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.31%.

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