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Allen, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Allen had a population of 96,255 as of July 1, 2016. Allen ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Allen is located at latitude 33.1097 and longitude -96.673 in Collin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Allen (see map below) encompass a land area of 26.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Collin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 659 feet.

The City of Allen (GNIS ID: 2409684) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Allen is located within Plano Division of Collin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Allen population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Allen, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 96,255
Population in Households 96,065
Population in Familes 87,530
Population in Group Qrtrs 190
Population Density1 3,648
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 31,467
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 25,603
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 32,353 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24,438 (75.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,028 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 886 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $233,385
Average Home Value $285,432


Median Household Income $105,679
Average Household Income $126,874
Per Capita Income $41,615
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.15% 2.18%
Households 1.95% 2.06%
Families 1.9% 1.99%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   1.17%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Allen, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Allen to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 40 98th
Population Density1 # 112 94th
Diversity Index2 # 554 68th
Median Household Income # 72 96th
Per Capita Income # 118 93rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.