The city of McKinney announced its population is now sitting at nearly 190,000.

The number of residents grew 4.5 percent this past year to a projected 187,802 people as of January 2019, according to the city website.

This is nearly a 327 percent increase since 1999 when the population was just 44,000.

More about this population growth and the city's plans to "stay true to its roots" can be found here.

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