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Plano, Texas

Plano Texas
Full nameCity of Plano
Official nameCity of Plano
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
CountiesCollin & Denton
City councilMayor Phil Dyer
Pat Miner
Ben Harris
Mabrie Jackson
Lissa Smith
Harry LaRosiliere
Jean Callison
Lee Dunlap
City managerBruce D. Glasscock
Total Area71.6 sq mi (185.4 km2)
Land Area71.6 sq mi (185.4 km2)
Water Area0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation675 ft (205.7 m)
Total Population259,841 (city proper) (2010)
Density (pop.)1474.99/km2 (3820.2/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)6145037
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes75000-75099
Area code214, 469, 972
FIPS code48-58016 
GNIS feature ID1344166 

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Plano (c-eniconˈpleɪnoʊ) is a city in the state of Texas, located mostly within Collin County. The city's population was 259,841 at the 2010 census, making it the ninth-largest city in Texas (Corpus Christi is ranked at #8 and Laredo is ranked at #10) and the 71st most populous city in the United States. Plano is located within the metropolitan area commonly referred to as the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. The city is home to many corporate headquarters, including Alliance Data, Cinemark Theatres, Dell Services, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Ericsson, Frito-Lay, HP Enterprise Services, J. C. Penney, Pizza Hut, Rent-A-Center, and Siemens PLM Software.

In 2005, Plano was designated the best place to live in the Western United States by CNN Money magazine. In 2006, Plano was selected as the 11th best place to live in the United States by CNN Money magazine. Plano schools consistently score among the highest in the nation. It has been rated as the wealthiest city in the United States by CNN Money with a poverty rate of less than 6.4%. In 2008, selected Plano, University Park, and Highland Park as the three "Top Suburbs To Live Well" of Dallas. The United States Census Bureau declared Plano the wealthiest city of 2008 by comparing the median household income for all U.S. cities whose populations were greater than 250,000. The annual Plano Balloon Festival and the Plano International Festival are two of the city's premiere cultural and entertainment events. In October 2010, Forbes magazine named Plano the safest city to live in America with a population greater than 250,000.

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