DATA: Population, uninsured rates rising in McKinney

The uninsured rate saw gains between 2018 and 2019, as it did in Texas as a whole. (Community Impact staff)
The uninsured rate saw gains between 2018 and 2019, as it did in Texas as a whole. (Community Impact staff)

The uninsured rate saw gains between 2018 and 2019, as it did in Texas as a whole. (Community Impact staff)

The latest data release from the 2019 American Community Survey shows that population is not the only thing increasing in McKinney. The uninsured rate also saw gains between 2018 and 2019, as it did in Texas as a whole. Collin County, however, reported lower uninsured rates.

The latest data release includes one-year estimates for 2019.

Population

Data shows the city of McKinney is knocking on the door of a 200,000 population count. Between 2018 and 2019, the population in McKinney increased at a faster rate than Collin County’s population, at 3.92%. Collin County’s population grew by 2.94%.

Collin County hit a milestone in 2018 by surpassing 1 million people, according to ACS data.

Median household income


Median household income dropped as a whole across Texas from 2018 to 2019, and McKinney was no exception. While the median household income decreased by 5.32% across Texas, McKinney’s dip was significantly smaller, at less than 1%.

Collin County, however, posted a slight median household income raise of $83.

The median household incomes in McKinney and in Collin County continue to be significantly higher than Texas’s median.

Uninsured rate

A greater percentage of the McKinney’s populace did not have health insurance in 2019 than in 2018. Texas also saw an increase in its uninsured rate, at 18.4%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

For 2019, McKinney’s uninsured rate did not grow by more than a percentage point from 2018. Collin County as a whole posted an increase of people with insurance. The uninsured rate in the county decreased in 2019 from 11.3% to 11.1%.
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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