The graphic to the left shows Plano's increasing diversity. White populations have been slowly diminishing, where Black, "Other", and Hispanic populations have been steadily increasing. It is estimated that by 2030, Plano's "Other" population will surpass 22% of the overall population, Hispanic will be just over 19%, while the White community will be just over 50%.
Note: 1980-2010 data obtained from the Census Bureau. 2020 and 2030 estimates have been extrapolated from Census data.
*Other refers to people who identified themselves as Asian (at least 85% of the category), American Indian Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian Other Pacific Islander and some other race. Texas Vital Statistics does not distinguish Asians as a separate group from Other when providing birth and mortality rates used for demographic projections.
Population is Plateauing (left)
The graph on the left shows that, over time, the population of Plano is beginning to plateau. Plano had 259,841 residents as of the 2010 Census. Population estimates from the North Central Council of Governments indicate the city will increase to 342,686 people by 2035. City estimates indicate population growth will level out at 300,000.
Median Age is Increasing (right) The chart on the right show that Plano, as a whole, is getting older. The median age in 1980 as 27.4, in 2010 was 37.2, and is projected to be 44.5 by 2030.
Note: 1980-2010 data obtained from the Census Bureau. 2020 and 2030 estimates have been extrapolated from Census data. Projected population figures are estimates only, and may or may not be realized.