Celina ( si-LY-nə) is a city in Collin and Denton counties, Texas, United States with a current estimated population of 12,775 people. As of the 2017 census, Celina had a population of 9,836 , up from 3,808 at the 2010 census.
Celina's ultimate boundary is approximately 78 square miles in size, with approximately 32 square miles being city limits and approximately 74 square miles currently ETJ. This gives Celina the 2nd largest geographic footprint in Collin County.
The city is geographically positioned to encompass many major regional corridors, such as the Dallas North Tollway, future Collin County Outer Loop, and Preston Road. Additional corridors include Legacy Drive, Coit Road, Custer Road, and Frontier Road. Celina is centered mostly on State Highway 289 (aka Preston Road) with its historic downtown just west of the roadway.
Being mostly undeveloped agricultural land, the terrain is largely open fields on flat-to-gently-rolling terrain with subtle vistas and pockets of dense wooded tracts.
Celina is located at 33°19′11″N 96°46′58″W.
Major League Baseball pitcher and former Celina Bobcat Ryan Merritt, and sportscaster and 2012 U.S. Senate candidate Craig James reside in Celina.
Celina is among the fastest growing cities in the nation. It is currently averaging 1,300 new home permits a year with an ultimate build-out population of around 350,000 people. The City recently adopted its Downtown Master Plan, creating the vision for Celina's historic downtown and its ensuing renaissance.
Celina is served by two school districts - Celina ISD and Prosper ISD.
Celina Independent School District is home to the Celina High School Bobcats.