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Overview

Introduction to Allen, Texas

Allen, Texas, in Collin county, is 6 miles N of Plano, Texas (center to center) and 22 miles N of Dallas, Texas. The city is regarded as a suburb of Dallas. It's situated near the notable Telecom Corridor. Residence have easy access to regional transportation. High-tech, defense, telecommunications and medical are some of the city's prominent industries.

Allen History

The Caddo and Comanche Indians were the original inhabitants. Non-natives began to arrive in the 1840's and the Indians moved westward as the settlers arrived. Allen was part of the Peter's Colony Land Grant. The city was named in tribute to Ebenezer Allen, a former Attorney General for the state of Texas. In 1872 the Houston and Texas Central Railroad arrived. One of the first Texas train robberies occurred in Allen in 1878. The city was incorporated in 1953. Beginning with the late 1960's the population increased substantially.

Allen Attractions

  • Montgomery Farm includes upscale restaurants and shopping locations
  • Allen Historic Dam
  • Allen Philharmonic Symphony
  • Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
  • John Clark Field
  • Heard Natural Science Museum
  • Collin County History Museum

Nearby activities and attractions include the Heritage Farmstead Museum which features a Victorian farmhouse and other historic buildings. The county features two hot air balloon festivals. The Rounup on the Range is a poplar event. The Arbor Hills Nature Preserve includes a trail that traverses through scenic meadows and passes by waterfalls. It features a variety of wildlife and picnic areas. Lake Lavon provides opportunities for boating, swimming and camping.

Allen Activities

Allen has an extensive hiking and nature trail system and numerous recreational facilities. Residents enjoy the Joe Farmer Recreation Center. Golfing enthusiasts enjoy the numerous golf courses in the area including the Chase Oaks, Ridgeview Ranch and the Plantation golf clubs.

Demographics

People

Total Population94,710
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens7.3%
Employed Population 16+48,330
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married61.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher53.1%
Median Earnings25+$57,560
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,654
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,302

Wealth

Median Family Income$112,100
% Above Poverty Level94.9%
% Below Poverty Level5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home7.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone14.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,299
Median House Value$234,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.5%
German14.5%
Irish9.7%
English9.7%
Italian3.2%
African2.7%
Scottish2.1%
Polish2.1%
French Except Basque2%
Arab1.6%
Swedish1.6%
Dutch1.2%
Norwegian1%
Russian0.9%
Welsh0.7%
Iranian0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Ethiopian0.6%
Czech0.6%
Palestinian0.4%
Egyptian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Greek0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Jordanian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
US/American0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Allen Almanac

CategoryValue
County Collin County
Standard Zip Codes75013, 75002
Phone Area Codes214,469,972
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.11
Approximate Longitude-96.69

Allen Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMC KINNEY 3 S
Distance5.4 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp51 to 73 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 76 F
Annual Precip41 inches
StationLAVON DAM
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip40 inches
StationSHERMAN
Distance41.3 miles
Jan Temp32 to 51 F
Apr Temp52 to 73 F
Jul Temp73 to 93 F
Oct Temp54 to 75 F
Annual Precip42 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fairview8,235$98,077
McKinney156,821$97,148
Murphy20,015$124,923
Parker4,241$135,795
Plano279,088$103,159
St. Paul1,235$92,102

Allen Public Libraries

Allen Public Library
300 N ALLEN DR
Allen, Texas
(214) 509-4900

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Allen Hospitals

Twin Creeks Hospital Lp
(Proprietary)
1001 Raintree Circle
(972) 908-2000
Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital Of Allen
(Proprietary)
1001 Raintree Circle
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen
(Non-profit)
1105 Central Expressway North

Allen Public Schools

Allen H S
300 Rivercrest Blvd
ZIP: 75002
(972) 727-0400
High
Total Enrollment 4536
Alton Boyd El
800 Jupiter Rd
ZIP: 75002
(972) 727-0560
Primary
Total Enrollment 718
Alvis C Story El
1550 Edelweiss Dr
ZIP: 75002
(972) 727-0570
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Carlena Chandler El
1000 Water Oak
ZIP: 75002
(972) 747-3354
Primary
Total Enrollment 684
Carrie L Lovejoy El
256 Country Club Rd
ZIP: 75002
(469) 742-8100
Primary
Total Enrollment 435
Collin Co J J A E P
601 E Main St
ZIP: 75002
(972) 727-0511
Other
Total Enrollment 2
D L Rountree El
800 E Main St
ZIP: 75002
(972) 727-0550
Primary
Total Enrollment 589
David And Lynda Olson El
1751 E Exchange Pkwy
ZIP: 75002
(972) 562-1800
Primary
Total Enrollment 781
Gene M Reed El
1200 Rivercrest Blvd
ZIP: 75002
(972) 727-0580
Primary
Total Enrollment 612
George J Anderson El
305 N Alder Dr
ZIP: 75002
(972) 396-6924
Primary
Total Enrollment 603
James And Margie Marion El
1595 Stablerun
ZIP: 75002
(214) 495-6784
Primary
Total Enrollment 792
Lovejoy Daep
259 Country Club Rd
ZIP: 75002
(469) 742-8000
Other
Lowery Freshman Center
601 E Main St
ZIP: 75002
(972) 396-6975
Other
Total Enrollment 1571
Max O Vaughan El
820 Cottonwood Dr
ZIP: 75002
(972) 727-0470
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Pat Dillard Special Achievement Center
606 C Bethany Dr
ZIP: 75002
(972) 396-6953
Other
W E Pete Ford Middle
630 Park Pl Dr
ZIP: 75002
(972) 727-0590
Other
Total Enrollment 877
Walter & Lois Curtis Middle
1530 Rivercrest Blvd
ZIP: 75002
(972) 727-0340
Other
Total Enrollment 1191
Beverly Cheatham El
1501 Hopewell Dr
ZIP: 75013
(972) 396-3016
Primary
Total Enrollment 678
Beverly El
715 Duchess Dr
ZIP: 75013
(469) 752-0400
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
Dr E T Boon El
1050 Comanche Dr
ZIP: 75013
(972) 747-3331
Primary
Total Enrollment 770
Ereckson Middle
450 Tatum Dr
ZIP: 75013
(972) 747-3308
Middle
Total Enrollment 1156
Flossie Floyd Green El
1315 Comanche
ZIP: 75013
(972) 727-0370
Primary
Total Enrollment 682
Frances E Norton El
1120 Newport Dr
ZIP: 75013
(972) 396-6918
Primary
Total Enrollment 573
Kerr El
1325 Glendover Dr
ZIP: 75013
(214) 495-6765
Primary
Total Enrollment 700
Mary Evans El
1225 Walnut Springs Dr
ZIP: 75013
(972) 747-3373
Primary
Total Enrollment 633

Allen Private Schools

Allen Montessori Academy
612 Pebblebrook Dr
ZIP: 75002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Childrens House Montessori
601 S Fountain Gate Dr
ZIP: 75002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Heritage Montessori Academy Of Allen
1222 N Alma Dr
ZIP: 75013
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Montessori School At Starcreek
915 Ridgeview Dr
ZIP: 75013
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Pebblecreek Montessori
600 Old Custer Rd
ZIP: 75013
Elementary
Total Enrollment 66
Primrose School Of West Allen
106 Tatum Dr
ZIP: 75013
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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