The City of Frisco has been recognized by numerous organizations in the past several years. These awards are made possible as a result of the cooperation between community leaders and our great residents.
Some of the awards include:
Fastest Growing • Best Family Friendly • Top 10 Best Place to Relocate • Keep Texas Beautiful • Tree City USA City
Frisco, Texas Facts
Land Area: 70.2 square miles
Elevation: 800 feet above sea
Coordinates: 33° 9’ 29” N 96° 48’ 47” W
Population: 161, 170 (as of February 1st, 2017)
Median Age: 37.2
Under 17: 32.6%
Adults with Bachelor’s Degree or greater: 58.9%
Median Household Income: $123,055
Median SF Home Appraisal $353,210
Median Monthly Mortgage $2,341
Average High: 75.8º
Average Low: 55.1º
Coolest Month: January
Warmest Month: July
Percentage of Sunshine: 61%
Average Annual Rainfall: 34.73 in.
Average Rain Days: 79.2 days
Frisco Government and Roads
The City of Frisco is a “Home Rule” City. For more information about the structure of City of Frisco government, please visit the City of Frisco Website by clicking here.
Main Employers in Frisco
Frisco is booming and it seems that the city is welcoming new businesses every day, whether it is a brand new business or a major corporation that is relocating its headquarters. The Frisco Economic Development Corporation has complied a list of major companies that call Frisco home. To view the entire list, please click HERE.
History of Frisco
Established on the Shawnee Trail, now called Preston Street (Hwy 289), Frisco has occupied a unique place in the history and growth of North Texas, witnessing the passage of wagon trains bringing immigrants south to Texas and cattle drives from Austin going to northern markets. Originally a community of farmers north of the thriving town of Lebanon, Frisco City was formed in 1902, when the St. Louis – San Francisco Rail Line decided to set tracks through the rich agricultural land, where water was plentiful. The town name was later shortened, and Frisco was incorporated in 1908.
Since its creation, Frisco was a retail and shipping point, beginning with a number of cotton gins and grain elevators, and was the home of a Farmers Co-operative Gin Association. By 1914 the town had grown to a population of 1,000 people and grew slowly through the 20th century. In 1960, the population reached 1,184, and increased to 3,499 by 1980 as a result of the growth of Dallas, Plano and Fort Worth. By 2000 there were 33,714 people, and since the turn of the century the number of people living in the city of Frisco has more than doubled to over 100,000. This phenomenal growth is expected to continue and the population of Frisco is now over 160,000.
The railroad is still important to Frisco, but a more pressing requirement is to provide good roads and highways. This is being done by city, county and state agencies, with a determination to improve the transportation system ahead of the increases in growth.