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Frisco, Texas

Frisco is a city located in Collin County, Texas. It is a northern suburb of Dallas, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 33,714, while estimates for its 2003 population are over 61,000.

According to the census, Frisco has been one of the fastest growing cities in the United States in the late 1990s and early 2000s. This is due to the fact that Frisco is currently at the edge of the development in the fast growing suburbs north of Dallas. With the amount of land available within the city limits, Frisco will likely reach an ultimate population of over 250,000, similar to its neighbor to the south, Plano, Texas. Like other Dallas suburbs, Frisco is accumulating a tremendous number of retail properties, including Stonebriar Centre, a 165-store regional mall. In addition, the Dallas area is home to a large number of corporate headquarters. Just south of the Frisco city limit, several major corporations are headquartered in Plano, including Frito Lay, JC Penney, and the Ross Perot-founded EDS.

The Texas League minor league baseball team Frisco RoughRiders is based in Frisco. The Dallas Stars National Hockey League team practices in Frisco. The Dallas Burn, a Major League Soccer team currently in Southlake, Texas, plans to move to Frisco in 2005.


Frisco is located at 33°8'29" North, 96°48'47" West (33.141263, -96.813120)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 181.4 km² (70.0 mi²). 181.0 km² (69.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.23% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 33,714 people, 12,065 households, and 9,652 families residing in the city. The population density is 186.3/km² (482.4/mi²). There are 13,683 housing units at an average density of 75.6/km² (195.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 87.25% White, 3.76% African American, 0.38% Native American, 2.35% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.34% from other races, and 1.89% from two or more races. 11.02% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 12,065 households out of which 46.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.3% are married couples living together, 6.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% are non-families. 15.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 1.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.78 and the average family size is 3.13.

In the city the population is spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 45.9% from 25 to 44, 14.5% from 45 to 64, and 3.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $79,149, and the median income for a family is $84,150. Males have a median income of $58,620 versus $37,440 for females. The per capita income for the city is $34,089. 3.4% of the population and 2.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 3.0% are under the age of 18 and 3.9% are 65 or older.