Plano is known for having one of the largest proportions of Chinese residents of
any city in of America. While the total population within the city’s legal boundary is just
270,000, there are an estimated 30,000 Chinese people living in the city. That means that about 10% of the population is Chinese. The government census does not record the full number of Chinese actually living
in the area: 5.2%. In fact it is known that most Chinese do not participate in the
census and most knowledgable observers have concluded that the number
recorded in the census of 14,200 Chinese is only about half of the total number.
Regardless of whose statistics you prefer, even a percentage of 5% (not the actual
10%) is quite large. This can make your child’s stay in America even more
comfortable. They will have the sense that they are not “alone” in America and
all paths are open to them in the professional and social world. There
are six Chinese churches in the Plano area. In 2007 the median family income in
Plano was $101,616 USD per year. It is wealthier than most parts of America.