McKinney, TX
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McKinney is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 172,298 people and 25 constituent neighborhoods, McKinney is the 19th largest community in Texas. Much of the housing stock in McKinney was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local McKinney economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in McKinney, where the median household income is $83,257.00.

McKinney real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although McKinney house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

McKinney is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.86% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, McKinney is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in McKinney who work in management occupations (15.37%), sales jobs (13.75%), and office and administrative support (11.91%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in McKinney telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.35% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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, McKinney is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making McKinney a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, McKinney has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, McKinney’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in McKinney, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.41 minutes every day commuting to work.

McKinney is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.58% of adults in McKinney have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in McKinney in 2010 was $35,084, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $140,336 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 18.99% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in McKinney include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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