Plano, TX
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Plano is a large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 283,558 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 91.48% 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 (15.64%), sales jobs (12.39%), and office and administrative support (11.78%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Plano telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.87% 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Plano. 54.92% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Plano in 2010 was $42,366, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $169,464 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 14.25% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Plano include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Plano's cultural character, accounting for 24.33% of the city’s population.

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