CENSUS: McKinney ranks as 4th fastest-growing big city in the nation

McKinney took its place among large cities in the nation with the fastest-growing population. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
McKinney took its place among large cities in the nation with the fastest-growing population. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

McKinney took its place among large cities in the nation with the fastest-growing population. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

U.S. census population estimates released late May 20 show that McKinney was the fourth fastest-growing big city nationally between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2019.

McKinney took its place among other cities with populations of 50,000 or more, increasing its population to 199,177 residents in 2019, according to census data. This represents a 51.9% increase from the 2010 census count of 132,934.

Frisco was number one on the list with 71.1% change in population growth. Buckeye, Arizona, took second, and New Braunfels, Texas, was the third fastest-growing big city.

Between 2018 and 2019, the census bureau estimates McKinney’s population grew 3.87%.

McKinney Mayor George Fuller said it was “no surprise” to him McKinney remained as one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.

“McKinney is a diverse and engaged community that offers true work, live and play amenities, with a depth of cultural arts, music, outdoor spaces, connectivity to international airports, bustling corporate corridors, a historic downtown heritage and superior schools,” he said in an email. "Although this pandemic has brought pain and difficulty across our country, and certainly we have not been sheltered from it, McKinney has risen as a community through so many humanitarian and supporting initiatives that speak to the reason we are being chosen by so many families to make McKinney home.”


Lisa Hermes, McKinney Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, also said the updated data from the bureau was unsurprising. She credits this to the city’s quality of life elements that make it a place for families to live, work and play. But she recognized rapid growth can bring some challenges to a community.

“As a business leader in the community, the chamber is working to address issues that come with fast growth like strains on infrastructure and maintaining a community-focused culture,” she said in an email. “There’s no question our community and businesses leaders are up to the task of addressing those challenges.”


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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