Collin County cities, Frisco rank in top 5 for regional population growth in 2018-19

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Collin County cities were some of the top contributors to regional population growth from 2018-19, according to a North Central Texas Council of Governments report.

Frisco and McKinney respectively ranked No. 3 and No. 4 for population growth in 2018, according to the report, which was published in April. Celina, Richardson and Prosper each ranked in the top 10 for regional contributors to population growth.

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said job growth and the city being named Best Place to Live by Money have contributed to growth in the past year.

“Being the best place to live in the country doesn’t hurt as far as having people want to be a part of it and move here,” Cheney said, adding that Frisco ISD and the city’s proximity to the airport are other major selling points for Frisco.

Brian Lister, a senior research data analyst at NCTCOG, said the North Texas population growth continues to trend northward.

The report includes cities in counties within NCTCOG’s coverage area, which includes Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties. Those four counties each added more than 25,000 people last year, making up 83% of regional growth, according to the report.

The overall Collin County population surpassed 1 million people in 2018, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Lindsey Juarez contributed to this story.

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Gavin got his chops as a reporter when he was editor-in-chief of the Baylor Lariat. He graduated with a degree in journalism from Baylor University and has since come on board as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition. His beat includes transportation, Plano ISD and municipal government.
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