Collin County, Texas

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Collin County is a suburban county located in the U.S. state of Texas. The county has been experiencing extensive growth in recent years. In 2000, its population was 491,675; in 2008 the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that its population had reached 762,010.[1] Its seat is McKinney.[2] The county and its seat are both named in honor of Collin McKinney, one of the five men who drafted the Texas Declaration of Independence and the oldest of the 59 men who signed it.

Collin County is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. A small portion of the city of Dallas is located in the county. Other important cities in the county include Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Richardson, Wylie, and Murphy.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 886 square miles (2,294.7 km2), of which 848 square miles (2,196.3 km2) is land and 38 square miles (98.4 km2) (4.32%) is water.

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