Population spikes 365% in McKinney over 20 years

Population spikes 365% in McKinney over 20 years

McKinney is exploding.  The once tiny cotton farming community now tallies nearly 180,000 residents, according to the city’s annual population estimate.

That’s almost a 7 percent increase from last year and a whopping 365 percent jump from 20 years ago, when only about 38,000 people lived in the northern Collin County suburb.

The population boom — for McKinney and Collin County — shows no signs of slowing. By 2040, McKinney’s population is expected to grow by another 100,000 residents to roughly 284,000, according to city estimates.

City officials have projected the city could claim anywhere from 350,000 to 400,000 people at build-out. Frisco estimates its population could reach more than 370,000 if all goes to plan.

That means that many of McKinney’s future leaders — volunteers and stakeholders expected to take the stage in the next couple of decades — haven’t even arrived yet.

For McKinney, the rapid growth is a matter of right place, right time, said Michael Quint, the city’s executive director of development services.

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