New census data shows snapshot of McKinney community

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Editor's note: This graphic has been updated to reflect the accurate 2018 median rent for McKinney, which was $1,272 according to the U.S. Census.
By Valerie Wigglesworth
Valerie has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She is currently managing editor for DFW Metro for Community Impact Newspaper.


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McKinney ISD announced approval of renovation plans for Caldwell and Vega elementary schools in the summer of 2021. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
McKinney ISD board OKs renovation costs for Caldwell, Vega elementary schools

McKinney ISD’s school board approved final updates for elementary school renovations using funds from the district's 2016 bond program.

The McKinney ISD school board announced four propositions on May's ballot—including two bonds totaling $275 million. (Francesca D'Annunzio/Community Impact Newspaper)
McKinney ISD announces 4 ballot measures, including $275 million in bond projects, for May election

McKinney ISD voters will decide on four ballot propositions in the May 1 election that district leaders consider “extremely important,” including a $245 million school building bond.

McKinney ISD announced it is opting into a TEA waiver that allows some Texas districts to have asynchonrous learning days so teachers have time to plan and engage in professional development. (Adobe Stock)
McKinney ISD opts in for asynchronous learning days in spring 2021

The independent learning days are scheduled for: Feb. 1, Feb. 16, March 15 and April 12.

Statewide, more than 120,000 vaccines have been distributed to date. (Courtesy Texas Children’s Hospital)
McKinney Fire Department gets green light to open COVID-19 vaccination hub, receives 2,800 doses

People are encouraged to sign up at multiple sites and respond to the first phone call they receive, officials said.

Chicken-fried steak and eggs ($11.99) are served with hash browns and Texas toast. (Courtesy The Cottage)
The Cottage eatery opens in Roanoke and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Independent Financial is expanding its McKinney headquarters to be twice as big for its growing team. (Courtesy Independent Financial)
Building No. 2 will more than double Independent Financial's presence at McKinney's Craig Ranch

Independent Financial is expanding its McKinney headquarters to be twice as big for its growing team.

BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Center will open Feb. 15 at 3610 W. University Drive, Ste. 150, McKinney. (Courtesy BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Center)
BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Center to bring women’s-focused well-being services to McKinney

BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Center will open Feb. 15 in McKinney.

McKinney ISD will host its first Spanish spelling bee this week. Winners will compete at a regional spelling bee in February. (Courtesy McKinney ISD)
McKinney ISD ‘elevating both languages’ at first districtwide Spanish spelling bee

Eleven students will compete in McKinney ISD's first districtwide Spanish spelling bee this week.

Feeding Texas hosted a Jan. 19 webinar to discuss legislative highlights for the 87th Texas Legislature. (Screenshot courtesy Feeding Texas)
Food insecurity in Texas' 87th Legislature: Hunger relief organization Feeding Texas to propose legislation addressing hunger

Hunger relief organization Feeding Texas hosted a webinar Jan. 19 to discuss increasing funding and accessibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the 87th legislative session.

Volunteers prepare care packages for those found unsheltered and facing homelessness on the night of the point-in-time count in 2019. (Courtesy Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance)
Annual homelessness count adapted to answer questions brought on by pandemic in Collin, Dallas counties

The point-in-time count in Collin and Dallas counties will not look like it has in recent years, when upward of 1,000 volunteers would canvas the streets to get an accurate count of the number of unsheltered residents facing homelessness.

COVID-19 vaccines
DATA: Texas has vaccinated about 9% of estimated Phase 1 recipients

Over 1.1 million individuals from the Phase 1 population, which is estimated to include 13.5 million individuals total, have received at least one dose.

Bob Popinski, policy director of Raise Your Hand Texas, shared the organization's top education priorities for the ongoing legislative session. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
‘What does virtual learning and remote learning look like moving forward?': Raise Your Hand Texas policy director talks legislative priorities

Bob Popinski is the director of policy for Raise Your Hand Texas, an Austin-based organization committed to improving public education. He spoke with Community Impact Newspaper in late December about the 87th legislative session, which began Jan. 12.