The 411 on your one million Collin County TX neighbors #collincounty #demographics

Did you know that Collin County is the fastest growing county in Texas?
Collin County is also one of the top growth counties in the United States

Let’s bring you up to speed on Collin County

McKinney is the county seat, and Collin County is 848 square miles of land and 38 square miles of water.
The population in 2010 was 782,341.

By 2018, Collin County had grown to more than one million people. According to the county, 80 move in every day. The average taxable home value is $344,382.

There are more females than males in Collin County at 51 percent female, 49 percent male.
The median age is 36.5 years.
Ten percent are 65.
Twenty-eight percent are under age 18.
The average family size is 3.3.
The median family income is $105,954.
Registered voters amounted to 590,266 but voter turnout in November 2019 was 11 percent.

Between 2010 and 2019, more than 202,000 jobs were added in Collin County.
Education services, healthcare and social assistance industries employed almost 20 percent in Collin County.
Professional, scientific, and administrative and waste management services industries made up 16.4 percent.

Of your employed neighbors, 84 percent were private wage and salary workers
Ten percent are government workers
and 5.8 percent self-employed.
The average commute time is about 29 minutes.

In Collin County, 51 percent of those 25 and older had a bachelor’s degree or higher, far outpacing the state and national figure that hover between 26 and 28 percent.

Since you asked, the annual per capita income ($41,609) of your neighbors is more than 25 percent higher than the national rate;

The median family income in 2017 ($105,954) is about 33 percent higher than the U.S. median income.

The county median household income was estimated at $90,124 by 2017.

Less than one percent of county households were estimated to have received public cash assistance in 2017
An estimated 6.9 percent of individuals here were living below the Federal Poverty Level in 2017.

Collin County had a 94-percent occupancy rate for the 320,000-plus housing units.
Two-thirds of occupied housing are owner-occupied, with 32 percent rented out.
Traditional married-couple families make up 60 percent of total households.

The median monthly housing cost for an owner with a mortgage is $1,884 ($725 for owners without a mortgage) and $1,119 a month for the median rent.
Two thirds of these homes – about 117,000 – were built in 2000 or later.

Student in local schools total more than 260,500 who are ages 3 and up.

Schools estimate there are 32,000 in preschool or kindergarten.
About 173,000 are in first through 12 grade.
College and grad school students number 54,000.

If you just moved in, welcome to Collin County, Texas.
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Source: U.S. Census U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey

Allen TX: QB Kyler Murray’s NFL rookie year highlights – 24TDs, 3,721 passing yards

Check out the rookie year highlights for Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray, who played for the Allen Eagles and Oklahoma Sooners before making his way to the NFL.

Kyler Murray finished his rookie season with 3,721 passing yards, 544 rushing yards, and 24 touchdowns.

How Allen TX became so cool; quick history of #allentx #allentrainrobbery #burtongilliam

ALLEN TEXAS HERITAGE GUILD: Before arrival of the European and American immigrants into the Allen area, Caddo and Comanche tribes inhabited North Texas. The Indian tribes migrated westward as the early settlers entered the area. The tribes were eventually removed to the “Indian Territory” to the north of the Red River. One of the last known conflicts between the early settlers and the Native Americans took place in 1844 along Rowlett Creek near the existing railroad. A historic marker along SH 5 near Rowlett Creek commemorates the event.

Immigrants of European descent began arriving into the Allen area in the early 1840’s in search of free land, traveling the Texas Road and the Central National Road constructed by the Republic of Texas.

A stage line ran from Bonham through McKinney to Allen and Plano, crossing Rowlett Creek where State Highway 5 crosses. Allen was part of the Peter’s Colony Land Grant from the Republic of Texas to the Texas Emigration & Land Company.

The Houston and Texas Central Railroad (H&TC), constructed through Allen in 1872, laid out the original township of Allen. The H&TC was acquired by J.P. Morgan & Company in 1877 and by the Southern Pacific in 1883. The H&TC erected a combination freight/passenger depot in 1918 at the Allen Central Business District.

The first train robbery in Texas took place in Allen on February 22, 1878, when Sam Bass and his associates pillaged the [H&TC] train from Sherman. Allen was a short ride from their hideouts in the Elm Trinity brush lands.

In 1907 the Texas Traction Company (Interurban) purchased right-of-way on the west side of the H&TC main line track to construct the Interurban line through Allen as a stop on its route from Denison to Dallas (completed in 1908). In 1915, a devastating fire destroyed most of the business district between the Interurban tracts and the railroad.

The Interurban – Texas Electric Railway closed in 1948, and the population of Allen declined to 400 in 1950.

The town of Allen was officially incorporated in 1953. Home Rule Status was adopted in 1979 with a Council/Manager form of government. The construction of UST 75 in 1960 had a similar impact on Allen’s future as the railroad almost a century before.

In the 1980s, Developmental Learning Materials and InteCom, Inc. relocated to Allen, leading the way for further corporate startups and relocations

The Allen Heritage Guild was established in 1996 to assure tomorrow’s heritage by recording past and current milestones for the city.


All Community Outreach “Fill the Bus” with school supplies

Winds, heat down tree branches #bradfordpears

Lot’s of neighbors are losing tree branches because of the heat and winds lately.

This Bradford Pear became a splitting headache for a neighbor. Bradford Pears grow fast and last about nine years before splitting. Don’t plant close to anything you don’t want a big tree branching down on such as fences, vehicles and your home.

Allen Community Outreach

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