Plano (Texas)

Collin County Denton County


Plano is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. The town is a suburb of Dallas and is situated in the north of the compaction area Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex. It is connected by the public transport company Dallas Area Rapid Transit Dallas. Plano is home to many service and technology companies, including the world's largest manufacturer-independent IT services company EDS, whose founder Ross Perot was known as an independent presidential candidate. Mayor since 2009, Phil Dyer.


First settlers came to the region of present-day Plano in the early 1840s. The first settlement grew quickly. Finally, when a post office was set up, you had to decide on a name for the location. The settlers beat " Plano " before, Spanish " flat" for, according to local geographical conditions. In 1872, the town got a railway station and finally in 1873 a town. In the 1980s many larger companies moved into the city.


Plano is known as the safest city, as well as one of the wealthiest cities in the United States. Plano had 2007 84.492 U.S. dollars the highest average income of all cities over 250,000 population in the United States. According to the crime statistics, there are only about four murders per year in Plano (2006 ). That's across the U.S. by far the lowest murder rate of all cities with over 250,000 inhabitants. The Forbes magazine named Plano the safest city in America in 2010 with a population of over 250,000 inhabitants.

Internet phenomenon

Plano achieved a certain notoriety through the internet telecast Ehrensenf in Germany. This reported on two young Americans who could decide the visitors to its website in an online poll in which American city they would live in 2007. Ehrensenf called his German audience ironic to you to vote for Plano, because this city would be the epitome of boring and stodgy American province. The official voting ended as follows: 973 946 German then chose Plano and influenced the voting results significantly. This Plano landed behind Denver in second place. This result was heavily criticized in the forums of Rocketboom, because the official voting results for Plano were repeatedly subsequently "corrected" downward. German and American media reported on it. The two Americans were ultimately not to Plano.

Sons and daughters of the town


The following companies have their main or headquarters in Plano:

  • Denbury Resources Inc.
  • Diodes Inc.
  • Dr Pepper (now part of Cadbury plc )
  • Electronic Data Systems (EDS )
  • Gearbox Software
  • Perot Systems Corp..
  • Pizza Hut