Frisco, Texas facts for kids
|City of Frisco|
|Country||United States of America|
|• City Council||Mayor Maher Maso
|• City Manager||George Purefoy|
|• Total||62.4 sq mi (161.6 km2)|
|• Land||61.8 sq mi (160.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)|
|Elevation||774 ft (236 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||2,347/sq mi (906.1/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1336263|
Frisco is a city located in Collin and Denton counties in Texas. It is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and is located approximately 25 miles (40 km) from both Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
The city population was 116,989 at the 2010 census. As of February 1, 2017, the city had an estimated population of 161,170. Frisco was the fastest-growing city in the United States in 2009, and also the fastest-growing city in the nation from 2000 to 2009. In the late 1990s, the northern Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex suburban development tide hit the northern border of Plano and spilled into Frisco, sparking explosive growth into the 2000s. Like many of the cities located in the booming northern suburbs of Dallas, Frisco serves as a bedroom community for many professionals who work in the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex.
Since 2003, Frisco has received the designation "Tree City USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation.
When the Dallas area was being settled by American pioneers, many of the settlers traveled by wagon trains along the old Shawnee Trail. This trail was also used for cattle drives north from Austin. This trail later became the Preston Trail, and later, Preston Road. Preston Road is one of the oldest north-south roads in all of Texas. With all of this activity, the community of Lebanon was founded along this trail and granted a U.S. post office in 1860. In 1902, a line of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway was being built through the area, and periodic watering stops were needed along the route for the steam locomotives. The current settlement of Lebanon was on the Preston Ridge and was thus too high in elevation, so the watering stop was placed about four miles (6 km) to the west on lower ground. A community grew around this train stop. Residents of Lebanon actually moved their houses to the new community on logs. The new town was originally named Emerson, but that name was rejected by the U.S. Postal Service as being too similar to another town in Texas. In 1904, the residents chose Frisco City in honor of the St. Louis–San Francisco Railway on which the town was founded, later shortened to its present name.
Frisco is located in western Collin County and eastern Denton County at(33.141263, -96.813120).
Frisco is part of the humid subtropical region. It gets 39 inches of rain per year. On average, there are 230 sunny days per year in the city. The July high is around 96 degrees. The January low is 33 degrees. The comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 25 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 62.4 square miles (161.6 km2), of which 61.8 square miles (160.1 km2) is land and 0.58 square miles (1.5 km2), or 0.92%, is water.
- Dallas North Tollway (Service Road is Dallas Parkway)
- Sam Rayburn Tollway (Service Road is SH 121)
- SH 289 (Preston Road)
- US 380 (University Drive)
U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 census, there were 116,989 people living in Frisco, up from the previous census in 2000, with 33,714 people.
In 2000, there were 12,065 households, and 9,652 families residing in the city. The population density was 482.4 people per square mile (186.3/km2). There were 13,683 housing units at an average density of 195.8 per square mile (75.6/km2).
By 2010, there were 42,306 housing units, 39,901 households, and 31,226 families. 62% were on the Collin County side and 38% in Denton County.
67% of households were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.35. 51.7% of households had children under the age of 18 living with them.
The age distribution is 33.3% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 13.9% from 25 to 34, 22.5% from 35 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.9 years.
According to a 2010 American Community Survey estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $100,868, the median income for a family was $109,086. The per capita income for the city was $38,048. About 2.2% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.
The median price for a new home in Frisco is $500,000, with many homes costing millions. Frisco has become one of the most sought after upscale suburbs in North Texas.
As of 2014, Frisco, Texas is the 2nd fastest growing city in U.S. at 6.5% annually.
- April 1, 2010: 116,989
- July 1, 2013: 136,791
- June 1, 2014: 140,220
- May 1, 2015: 147,580
- July 1, 2016: 157,090
- January 1, 2017: 159,920
- February 1, 2017: 161,170
Frisco has built the Frisco Athletic Center that features 18,000 square feet (1,700 m2) of indoor aquatics elements and about 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2) of outdoor aquatic features. Some area residents refer to this as the "Rec Center" or "F.A.C." It features upscale exercise equipment, as well as group exercise classes.
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