With a steady rate of growth that is expected to continue, Collin County is one of the most populated counties in the state. Collin County is home to approximately 914,000 Texas residents. When you consider the beautiful scenic backdrop, the strong economy, and the excellent schools in the area, it’s easy to see why so many people are moving to Collin County.

McKinney is the county seat of Collin County. Adjacent counties include Grayson County to the north, Hunt County to the east, Dallas County to the south, and Denton County to the west. Other nearby counties are Fannin County to the northeast and Rockwall County to the southeast. Collin County is comprised of 33 cities, towns, and census-designated places. Some of these areas are partially located in the county. There are 42 unincorporated communities and four historically significant communities.

An impressive 91.8% of Collin County residents have a high school diploma or higher. Even more noteworthy are the 47.3% of residents who hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Educational excellence is a priority for this county. There are nine school districts that are completely within the boundaries of Collin County. There are eleven other school districts that serve small areas within the county. School districts in Collin County include Allen Independent School District, Anna Independent School District, Farmersville Independent School District, Lovejoy Independent School District, McKinney Independent School District, Melissa Independent School District, Plano Independent School District, Princeton Independent School District, and Wylie Independent School District.

Collin County sponsors a Parks & Open Spaces program that focuses on maintaining the beautiful natural resources located within the county. They are dedicated to enhancing a high quality of life for residents of Collin County. They host an Adventure Camp in Westminster that provides students an opportunity to study natural sciences with hands-on experience. Bratonia Park is great place for those who enjoy radio-controlled airplanes. Hikers and bikers can enjoy the 75-acres of trailed located in Sister Grove Park. These are just a few of the parks and open spaces residents can enjoy.

The weather compliments the active lifestyle of many residents with an average of 232 sunshine filled days per year. The average high temperature is 95.7 degrees in July. The average low temperature is 32.6 degrees in January. Collin County gets an average of 38.4 inches of rainfall annually.

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