Keeping up with Collin County: NTX Communities Experience Population Explosion, Development Boom

It’s one of those statistics that makes a reader sit up and read it again: between 2010 and 2020, Collin County grew by more than 37 percent, which means a whopping 300,000 more people decided to call the suburban Dallas-area county home. “People are moving to Collin County from across the region and from across the country,” says Joey Grisham, Economic Development Director for the City of Anna.

Anna is one of so many cities helping to fuel that growth. Its population doubled in the past decade from 8,200 in 2010 to almost 17,000 in 2020.

“It’s all about affordability and quality of life,” Grisham says. “We have a great school district. We have excellent access to infrastructure. Plus, I think people are wanting to move farther out to escape some of the congestion of the city.”

Other Collin County communities grew as fast or faster. Celina now boasts a population of nearly 17,000 compared to roughly 6,000 in 2010. In Frisco, which was already one of the county’s larger cities, the population nearly doubled from 117,000 in 2010 to 200,000 in 2010. Allen’s growth was more contained, but it still added more than 20,000 new residents in the space of ten years.

“As Texas grows, Collin County is really at the epicenter of that growth,” says Daniel Bowman, Executive Director and CEO of the Allen Economic Development Corporation. Click to read more at