Plano, TX
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Plano is a large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 288,061 people and 56 constituent neighborhoods, Plano is the ninth largest community in Texas.

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

Plano is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Plano is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Plano who work in management occupations (14.94%), sales jobs (11.79%), and office and administrative support (10.22%).

Also of interest is that Plano 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: 8.15% 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.

Plano is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Plano is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

If knowledge is power, Plano is a pretty powerful place. 56.75% of the adults in Plano 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 Plano in 2010 was $46,394, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $185,576 for a family of four. However, Plano contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Plano is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Plano home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Plano residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Plano also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.22% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Plano include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

Plano also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.63%.

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