Collin County population expected to double by 2060

Celina’s population has increased by 97% since 2020

Collin County Population Could Double By 2060
(Celina, Texas)

Dallas-Fort Worth is bursting at the seams, and Collin County might be the epicenter of the region’s rapid growth.

The population in Collin County–which is northeast of Dallas and encompasses towns such as Celina, Plano and Frisco, among others–is projected to double to 2.4 million by the year 2060, the Dallas Morning News reported, citing a study by the Texas Demographic Center. 

Among Collin County towns, Celina has experienced the largest population increase since 2020, with a 97 percent spike to nearly 45,000 residents. Other notable increases include Princeton (55 percent), Anna (52 percent), Melissa (51 percent) and Van Alstyne (51 percent).

To address the booming population, Collin County residents approved a $683 million bond package on November 7, funding road projects, medical examiner’s office upgrades, an animal shelter, a justice facility and parks.

“It is crucial that we look far into the future to address projected growth in every area of county government. We have a great business climate in Texas, and no state income tax,” Collin County Commissioner Susan Fletcher told the outlet. “With an average of 100 people per day, these new residents don’t just bring their cars, they also bring additional need for services and facilities impacting all areas of county government.”

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The influx of residents in these areas is a boon for local real estate. Earlier this year, three Collin County cities — McKinney, Frisco and Allen — were ranked among the best real estate markets in the nation, based on home price appreciation, share of underwater mortgages, foreclosure rates, housing affordability, population growth and unemployment rates. 

Celina has been particularly appealing among developers and investors in park because of transportation links, with Preston Road and the Dallas North Tollway allowing easy access to Frisco and downtown Dallas. Notable projects on the way in Celina include the Seitz Group’s 77-acre mixed-use development and Centurion American Development Group’s 3,200-acre master-planned community.

Elsewhere in Collin County, Frisco is exploding with large-scale, multi-billion-dollar developments, such as the $520 million Omni PGA Resort, Hall Group’s $7 billion Hall Park and StreetLights Residential’s $3 billion the Mix

—Quinn Donoghue 

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