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Allen, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Allen had a population of 99,882 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Allen, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 99,882
Daytime Population: Workers 38,813
Daytime Population: Residents 48,142
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 86,955
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 99,685
Population in Familes 90,830
Population in Group Qrtrs 197
Population Density2 3,785
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $107,602
Average Household Income $132,574
Per Capita Income $43,445


Total Housing Units 33,481 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,405 (75.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,224 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 853 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $242,377
Average Home Value $295,552


Total Households 32,628
Average Household Size 3.06
Family Households 26,557
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.37% 2.4%
Households 2.19% 2.31%
Families 2.15% 2.25%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

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, 2017 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 Density # 106 94th
Diversity Index # 540 69th
Median Household Income # 75 96th
Per Capita Income # 121 93rd

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