Kansas Historical Society
The Kansas Historical Society is the official state historical society of Kansas. Headquartered in Topeka, it operates as "the trustee of the state" for the purpose of maintaining the state's history and operates the Kansas Museum of History, Kansas State Archives and Library, Kansas State Capitol Tour Center, 16 state-owned sites, it serves as the State Historic Preservation Office, works with the Kansas State Department of Education to provide standards-based programs for history and social studies curriculum in the schools. The Kansas Editors' and Publishers' Association founded the Kansas Historical Society in 1875 to save present and past records. In 1879 the Kansas Legislature enacted legislation that recognized the Historical Society as "the trustee of the state" for the purpose of maintaining the state's history. Since the Historical Society has continued to enjoy the support of the state's newspaper publishers and has built one of the nation's most comprehensive statewide newspaper collections.
For nearly 40 years the Historical Society occupied a succession of quarters in the statehouse as its holdings grew. In 1914 the collections were moved to the grand and newly constructed Memorial Building in downtown Topeka. In 1984 the Kansas Museum of History moved to an 80-acre site in west Topeka near the Potawatomi Mission leaving the remaining agencies still housed in the Memorial Building; the historic Stach School joined the complex. During July and August 1995 the vast collections of library, archival and archeological materials were moved to new facilities in the State Archives and Library on the west Topeka site. In this headquarters, the Historical Society was reunited at one location; the Kansas Historical Society is a state agency. Its sister organization, Kansas State Historical Society, Inc.', operates as a non-profit membership organization. More than six million individuals benefit from the Historical Society's programs and services each year. All activities and programs are conducted by the private organization and the Historical Society's six divisions: Administration, Cultural Resources and Outreach, Historic Sites and State Archives & Library.
The state agency operates with an annual appropriation of six million dollars and 100 employees. The nonprofit corporation's 102-member board of directors and 15-member executive committee are responsible for the Historical Society's overall governance; the corporation offers membership to the public and institutions, manages grants for the state agency, operates the Museum Stores, provides fiscal support for various programs, including the Historical Society's magazine and its scholarly journal, Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains. During the past century, the Historical Society's role expanded beyond its original emphasis on collecting and publishing research. Today the Historical Society continues these fundamental activities and has added a broad array of interpretive and educational programs that combine with historic sites, technical assistance, field service programs. Through collections, exhibits and services, the Historical Society enriches the lives of thousands and serves in understanding and valuing the heritage of Kansas.
The Kansas Historical Society website was launched in 1993, through the efforts of Steven Chinn and Lynn H. Nelson; the site was hosted at the University of Kansas. Several websites were built as part of the Kansas Heritage Group and included the Kansas Historical Society, Kansas Pioneers List, One-Room School House project, Johnson County Genealogical Society, Sunflower Journeys, Early Kansas Imprint Scanners, Historical Directory of Kansas Towns, the Kansas Humanities Council, Abilene Community Network, the Kansas Community Network; the original website was developed by two students based on materials supplied by the Society. The KSHS site was local history society anywhere to be online. Stephen Chinn took over the site management duties in 1994; the Society's first web team, formed in 1993, was composed of David Haury, Suellyn Lathrop, Rebecca Martin, Mark Adams. In 1998, the Historical Society began hosting its own site and the URL became www.kshs.org. The site has grown to 4,000 pages of information on Kansas history and has received numerous awards over the years.
The Historical Society operates 16 state-owned historic sites throughout the state. Those sites are: Constitution Hall State Historic Site, Lecompton Cottonwood Ranch State Historic Site, Studley First Territorial Capitol State Historic Site, Fort Riley Fort Hays State Historic Site, Hays Goodnow House State Historic Site, Manhattan Grinter Place State Historic Site, Kansas City Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site, Hanover Iowa and Sac & Fox Mission State Historic Site, Highland John Brown Museum State Historic Site, Osawatomie Kaw Mission State Historic Site, Council Grove Marais des Cygnes Massacre State Historic Site, near Trading Post Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site, near Pleasanton Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site, Republic Pawnee Rock State Historic Site, Pawnee Rock Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site, Fairway William Allen White House State Historic Site, Emporia The Society established a state heritage register in 1977 called the Register of Historic Kansas Places.
All Kansas listings on the National Register of Historic Places are automatically included but many additional sites are just on the state registry. The Kansas Historical Society has received several awards and honors from other organizations and associations related to the history profession: 1998 - American Association for State and Local History 1999 - Santa Fe Trail Association 2001 - American Associ
Lavon Lake is a fresh water reservoir located in southeast Collin County, Texas on the East Fork of the Trinity River near Wylie, off of State Highway 78. It is called Lake Lavon for commercial and recreational purposes but Lavon Lake is its official name according to the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, it was called Lavon Reservoir. Length: 9,540 feet Maximum Depth: 38 ft Surface Area: 21,400 acres Conversion storage capacity: 275,000 acre feet Conservation Pool Elevation: 492 feet msl Spillway level is 503.5 feet Shoreline Length: 121 miles Wildlife Management Area: 6,400 acres Date Impounded: September 14, 1953 Owned by: United States Government Operated by: U. S. Army Corps of EngineersPURPOSE: Flood control Water supply Recreation The lake serves as a water source for thousands of North Texas residents. Lavon Lake is a part of the North Texas Municipal Water District system. Started in 1948 and completed in 1953 the Lavon Dam was created to impound the upstream East Fork of the Trinity River, many of its tributaries and the areas surrounding them.
The reservoir was designed for preventing seasonal flooding of rich bottomland in northeastern Collin County and water storage. Its construction stimulated land development along the shores of the lake and recreational use of the water and adjacent land areas. In 1962, Congressional approval was given to modify the project to increase storage for water supply because of the growing water supply need of the area. Part of the modification was to add recreation as a purpose for the lake; this focused management and development toward of public use, recreational activities, stewardship of the water and land areas. Lavon Lakes's dominant fish species are the largemouth bass, white bass, blue catfish, crappie. Trinity River Authority U. S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lavon Lake U. S. Army Corps of Engineers: Lavon Lake Learn about fishing at Lake Lavon
Celina is a city in Collin and Denton counties, United States. As of the 2010 census, Celina had a population of 6,028, up from 1,861 at the 2000 census. Celina is located at 33°19′11″N 96°46′58″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.2 square miles, of which 14.0 square miles is land and 0.15 square miles, or 1.10%, is water. Running north/south through the town is State Highway 289, it terminates near Sherman. Celina is located about equidistant between the Oklahoma border. Being farm and ranch land, the terrain is open fields on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain; the ambient air temperature is 4 to 6 °F cooler than Dallas 30 miles south. The Celina High School football team is one of the most successful programs in Texas, with a UIL-record eight state titles and a 68-game winning streak; the Bobcats were the subject of the documentary The Power and Glory. Celina won state football championships in 1974, 1995, 1998–2001, 2005, 2007; the Celina High School baseball team has been successful as well, making the playoffs many times and winning the state championship in 2002.
In 2010, Kenny Chesney wrote a song called "The Boys of Fall". Part of the music video, having to do with high school football, shot scenes of Celina. Major League Baseball pitcher Ryan Merritt & sports announcer and 2012 U. S. Senate candidate Craig James reside in Celina. Celina is undergoing rapid growth. Having never before had any kind of retail chain other than two fuel stations and a small Chevrolet dealership, Celina saw a Sonic restaurant completed in 2003. In October 2005, Brookshire's broke ground for construction of a new grocery store, where for 18 months prior only a sign had stood announcing the "future home" in the cow pasture at the corner of Preston Road and County Road 91. A McDonald's restaurant opened in October 2011. Since 1999, much of the country land has tripled in price. With the continuous building of middle and upper scale homes in Celina and the nearby towns of Prosper and Gunter, the volume of traffic has increased dramatically. Between January 2004 and July 2005, the rush hour commute on SH 289 from Celina to SH 121 lengthened from 20 minutes to 50.
As of 2011, construction to widen SH 289 to a six-lane divided highway north from SH 121 to Hwy 380 is underway. Celina is served by the Celina Independent School District and home to the Celina High School Bobcats. Celina has 1 primary school, 2 elementary schools—Celina Elementary School and Odell Elementary, one middle school Celina Middle School for grade 6; as of the census of 2000, there were 1,861 people, 644 households, 484 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,104.0 people per square mile. There were 703 housing units at an average density of 417.0/sq mi. The racial makeup of the town was 77.38% White, 9.19% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 11.34% from other races, 1.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.73% of the population. There were 644 households out of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.8% were non-families.
21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.28. In the town, the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males. The median income for a household in the town was $37,383, the median income for a family was $41,131. Males had a median income of $32,000 versus $29,135 for females; the per capita income for the town was $17,499. About 10.7% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Celina has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
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Blue Ridge, Texas
Blue Ridge is a city at the intersection of state highway 78, FM 981, FM 545 in Collin County, United States. The population was 822 at the 2010 census. Blue Ridge is named for the blue flowers found on the hills around the area by early settlers. On January 30, 2017, 600,000 gallons of oil spilled from the Seaway Pipeline in Blue Ridge; the city of Blue Ridge is served by Blue Ridge Independent School District. Bratcher Park is located on the west side of the town square behind Blue Ridge City Hall. Blue Ridge is the home of Parkhill Prairie, a 436-acre Blackland tall-grass prairie preserve located off of Collin County road 668. Blue Ridge is located at 33°17′57″N 96°24′6″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.12 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2010, there were 822 people, 284 households, 210 families residing in the city; the population density was 733.9 people per square mile. There were 323 housing units at an average density of 288.4 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the city was 92.60% White, 0.4% African American, 0.7% Native American, 2.8% from other races, 3.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.1% of the population. There were 284 households out of which 39.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.1% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.38. In the city, the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.0 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $44,625, the median income for a family was $67,250.
Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $43,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,522. About 9.8% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 46.8% of those age 65 or over. Blue Ridge Cemetery Parkhill Prairie
Garland is a city in the U. S. state of Texas. It is a part of the Dallas -- Fort Worth metroplex, it is located entirely within Dallas County, except a small portion located in Collin and Rockwall counties. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 226,876, making it the 87th-most populous city in the United States of America and the 12th-most populous city in the state of Texas. In 2017, the population rose to 238,002. Garland is second only to the City of Dallas in Dallas County by population and has easy access to downtown Dallas via public transportation including two Dart Blue line stations and buses. In 2008, Garland was ranked #67 on CNN and Money magazine's list of the "Top 100 Places to Live"; as of 2014 the city was considered the 6th "Best City for Working Parents". In 2014 Garland was ranked the 7th best city for saving money; this ranked Garland 2nd best in Texas. In 2015, Garland was listed #17 overall and #5 best mid-sized city to purchase a home for "First-Time Home Buyers".
In 2015, Garland was labeled the 8th "Best Run City in America". Move.org rated Garland as the "8th best city in America to raise a family". In 2017 Garland was named the "2nd best City in Texas and 17th overall for jobs". Smartasset ranked Garland as the "3rd best City for living the American Dream in 2017". In 2018, Garland will have the "5th highest employment growth in the country". Immigrants began arriving in the Peters colony area around 1850, but a community was not created until 1874. Two communities sprang up in the area: Embree, named for the physician K. H. Embree, Duck Creek, named for the local creek of the same name. A rivalry between the two towns ensued. To settle a dispute regarding which town should have the local post office, Dallas County Judge Thomas A. Nash asked visiting Congressman Joe Abbott to move the post office between the two towns; the move was completed in 1887. The new location was named Garland after U. S. Attorney General Augustus Hill Garland. Soon after, the towns of Embree and Duck Creek were combined, the three areas combined to form the city of Garland, incorporated in 1891.
By 1904, the town had a population of 819 people. In 1920, local businessmen financed a new electrical generator plant for the town; this led to the formation of Garland Power and Light, the municipal electric provider that still powers the city today. On May 9, 1927, a devastating F4 tornado struck the town and killed 15 people, including the former mayor, S. E. Nicholson. Businesses began to move back into the area in the late 1930s; the Craddock food company and the Byer-Rolnick hat factory moved into the area. In 1937, KRLD, a major Dallas radio station, built its radio antenna tower in Garland, it is operational to this day. During World War II, several aircraft plants were operated in the area, the Kraft Foods company purchased a vacant one after the war for its own use. By 1950, the population of Garland exceeded 10,000 people. From 1950 to 1954, the Dallas/Garland area suffered from a serious and extended drought, so to supplement the water provided by wells, Garland began using the water from the nearby Lake Lavon.
The suburban population boom that the whole country experienced after World War II reached Garland by 1960, when the population nearly quadrupled from the 1950 figure to about 38,500. By 1970, the population had doubled to about 81,500. By 1980, the population reached 138,850. Charles R. Matthews served as mayor in the 1980s. In the 2000s, Garland added several notable developments in the northern portion of the city. Hawaiian Falls waterpark opened in 2003.. The Garland Independent School District's Curtis Culwell Center, an arena and conference facility, opened in 2005; that year, Firewheel Town Center, a Main Street-style outdoor mall, owned by Simon Property Group, opened in October 2005. It includes an AMC theater. In 2009, the city, in conjunction with the developer Trammell Crow Company, finished a public/private partnership to develop the old parking lot into a new mixed-use, transit-oriented development named 5th Street Crossing. Catercorner to both City Hall and the downtown DART Rail station, the project consists of 189 residential apartment units, 11,000 square feet of flex retail, six live-work units.
The southeast side of Garland suffered a major blow on the night of December 26, 2015 after a large EF4 tornado struck the area, moving north from Sunnyvale. At least eight fatalities were confirmed in the city from this event. Garland is located at 32°54′26″N 96°38′7″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 57.1 square miles, all land. Buckingham North Duck Creek Centerville Eastern Hills Embree Firewheel Oaks Rose Hill Spring Park Travis College Hill Addition Valley Creek* The 5 Oakridge Brentwood Place Brentwood Village Garland is part of the humid subtropical region; the average warmest month is July, with the highest recorded temperature being 111 °F in 2000. On average, the coolest month is January, with the lowest recorded temperature was −3 °F in 1989; the maximum average precipitation occurs in May. As of the 2010 census, 226,876 people, 75,696 households, 56,272 families resided in the city; the population density was 3,973.3 people per square mile.
The 80,834 housing units averaged 1,415.7 per square mile. The
McKinney is a city in and the county seat of Collin County, United States. It is Collin County's second-largest city, after Plano. Part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, McKinney is about 32 miles north of Dallas; the Census Bureau listed McKinney as the nation's fastest-growing city from 2000 to 2003 and again in 2006, among cities with more than 50,000 people. In 2007, it was ranked second-fastest-growing among cities with more than 100,000 people and in 2008 as third-fastest. In the 2010 census, the city's population was 131,117; the most recent population estimate, produced by the city as of January 1, 2019, is 187,802. As of May 2017, McKinney City was the third-fastest-growing city in the United States. In 2014, McKinney was rated #1 by Money Magazine as "Best Place to Live" in America. On March 24, 1849, William Davis, who owned 3,000 acres where McKinney now stands, donated 120 acres for the townsite. Ten years McKinney incorporated, in 1913, the town adopted the commission form of government.
For the first 125 years of its history, McKinney served as the principal commercial center for the county. The county seat provided farmers with flour and cotton mills, cotton gins, a cotton compress, a cottonseed oil mill, as well as banks, schools and from the 1880s, an opera house. Businesses came to include a textile mill, an ice company, a large dairy, a garment-manufacturing company; the population grew from 35 in 1848 to 4,714 in 1912. By 1953, McKinney had 355 businesses; the town continued to serve as an agribusiness center for the county until the late 1960s. By 1970, McKinney was surpassed in size by Plano. McKinney experienced moderate population growth, from 15,193 in the 1970 census, to 21,283 in the 1990 census. By the mid-1980s, the town had become a commuter center for residents who worked in Plano and Dallas. In 1985, it supported 254 businesses. Since McKinney's rate of increase has been much more dramatic. In the 2000 census, McKinney had grown to 54,369 with 2,005 businesses and in the 2010 census the population had more than doubled to 131,117 residents.
The Census Bureau's most recent estimated population for McKinney is 162,898. The most recent population estimate, produced by the city as of January 1, 2017, is 168,358. Both the city and the county were named for Collin McKinney, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, a congressman for the Red River district of the Republic of Texas, he was the author of a bill establishing counties in the northern part of the state. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 62.9 square miles, of which 62.2 square miles is land and 0.7 square mile, or 1.07%, is covered by water. McKinney is considered part of the humid subtropical region. On average, the warmest month is July; the highest recorded temperature was 118 °F in 1936. On average, the coolest month is January; the lowest recorded temperature was −7 °F in 1930. The maximum average precipitation occurs in May, it is part of the Texas blackland prairies, which means it gets hot summers because it is in the Sun Belt.
Humidity makes temperatures feel higher, winters are mild and are rainy. Spring is the wettest part of the year; as of the 2010 census McKinney had a population of 131,117. The median age was 33; the racial composition of the population was 74.8% White, 10.5% Black, 0.7% Native American, 4.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 3.1% reporting two or more races. About 18.6 % of residents were Latino of any race. Of the 28,186 households, 45.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.2% were not families. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.29. In the city, the population was distributed as 30.9% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 36.4% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $63,366, for a family was $72,133.
Males had a median income of $50,663 versus $32,074 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,185. About 4.9% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over. Between 1970 and 1990, McKinney experienced moderate population growth, from 15,193 in the 1970 census, to 21,283 in the 1990 census. Since McKinney's rate of increase has been much more dramatic. In the 2000 census, McKinney had grown to 131,117 in the 2010 census; as of the 2000 U. S. Census, 64% of the foreign-born residents of McKinney originated from Mexico; as of 2009, 70% of McKinney's total population born outside of the United States had arrived to the U. S. in the 1990s. In May 2017, the US Census Bureau reported that McKinney City, Texas was the third fastest-growing city in the United States, it had a 5.9% growth rate between 2015 and 2016. According to the city's 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top 10 employers in the city are: The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report states that the city's various funds had $324.6 million in total revenues, $247.9 million in total expenditures, $1,360.8 million in total assets, $437.6 million in
Frisco is a city in Collin and Denton counties in Texas. It is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, is 25 miles from both Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport; the city population was 116,989 at the 2010 census. As of April 1, 2019, the city had an estimated population of 186,087. Frisco was the fastest-growing city in the United States in 2017, the fastest-growing city in the nation from 2000 to 2009. In the late 1990s, the northern Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex suburban development tide hit the northern border of Plano and spilled into Frisco, sparking explosive growth into the 2000s. Like many of the cities in the northern suburbs of Dallas, Frisco serves as a bedroom community for many professionals who work in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Since 2003, Frisco has received the designation "Tree City USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation; when the Dallas area was being settled by American pioneers, many of the settlers traveled by wagon trains along the Shawnee Trail.
This trail became the Preston Trail, Preston Road. With all of this activity, the community of Lebanon was founded along this trail, was granted a U. S. post office in 1860. In 1902, a line of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway was being built through the area, periodic watering stops were needed along the route for the steam locomotives; the current settlement of Lebanon was on the Preston Ridge and was therefore too high in elevation, so the watering stop was placed about four miles to the west on lower ground. A community grew around this train stop; some residents of Lebanon moved their houses to the new community on logs. The new town was named Emerson, but the U. S. Postal Service rejected the name as being too similar to another town in Texas. In 1904, the town's residents chose "Frisco City" in honor of the St. Louis–San Francisco Railway; this name was shortened to Frisco. In 1978, the first season of the hit show Dallas was filmed at Frisco's Cloyce Box Ranch, where the house on site was used as the Ewing family home.
This house burned down during renovations in 1987, the steel skeleton of the house still stands on today's Brinkmann Ranch, now the largest family owned estate in Frisco. The distinctive Frisco coat of arms is based on the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway's logo. Frisco is in western Collin County and eastern Denton County at 33°08′29″N 96°48′47″W. Frisco is part of the humid subtropical region, it gets 39 inches of rain per year. On average, there are 230 sunny days per year in the city; the July high is around 96 degrees. The January low is 33 degrees; the comfort index, based on humidity during the hot months, is a 25 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 62.4 square miles, of which 61.8 square miles is land and 0.58 square miles, or 0.92%, is water. Dallas North Tollway Sam Rayburn Tollway SH 289 US 380 FM 423 As of the 2010 census, there were 116,989 people living in Frisco, up from the previous census in 2000, with 33,714 people.
The racial makeup was 75.0% White, 8.1% Black or African American, 0.5% American Indian or Alaska Native, 10.0% Asian, 3.3% from other races, 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.1% of the population. In 2000, there were 12,065 households, 9,652 families residing in the city; the population density was 482.4 people per square mile. There were 13,683 housing units at an average density of 195.8 per square mile. By 2010, there were 42,306 housing units, 39,901 households, 31,226 families. 62 % were on 38 % in Denton County. 67% of households were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.7% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.35. 51.7% of households had children under the age of 18 living with them. The age distribution is 33.3% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 13.9% from 25 to 34, 22.5% from 35 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 33.9 years. According to a 2010 American Community Survey estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $100,868, the median income for a family was $109,086; the per capita income for the city was $38,048. About 2.2% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over. The median price for a new home in Frisco is $500,000, with many homes costing millions. Frisco has become one of the most sought after upscale suburbs in North Texas; as of 2014, Texas is the 2nd fastest growing city in U. S. at 6.5% annually. In May 2017, the US Census Bureau reported that Frisco City, Texas was the second fastest-growing city in the United States, it had a 6.2% growth rate between 2015 and 2016. April 1, 2010: 116,989 July 1, 2013: 136,791 June 1, 2014: 140,220 May 1, 2015: 147,580 July 1, 2016: 157,090 January 1, 2017: 159,920 February 1, 2017: 161,170 August 1, 2017: 168,140 February 1, 2018: 173,489 March 1, 2018: 173,884 December 1, 2018: 182,598 April 1, 2019: 186,087 2020: 185,610 2030: 302,339 Like many Dallas suburbs, Frisco is accumulating many retail properties, including Stonebriar Centre, a 165-store regional mall, IKEA, a furniture store with an ar