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Collin County, Texas

US county information
NameCollin County
US Area
Total Area886 sq mi (2294.7 km2)
Land Area848 sq mi (2196.3 km2)
Water Area38 sq mi (98.4 km2)
Population782341 (2010)
Density383.1/km2 (992.6/sq mi)

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Collin County is a suburban county located in the U.S. state of Texas. The county has been experiencing extensive growth in recent years. In 2000, its population was 491,675; in 2009 the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that its population had reached 791,631. Its seat is McKinney. The county and its seat are both named in honor of Collin McKinney, one of the five men who drafted the Texas Declaration of Independence and the oldest of the 59 men who signed it.

Collin County is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. A small portion of the city of Dallas is located in the county. Other important cities in the county include Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Richardson, Wylie, and Murphy.

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