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The location of Allen









Welcome to Allen ...

The city of Allen is located in Lyon County.

The location of Allen has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Allen has a population of 174 people<2> (see below for details).

The origin (or the toponymy) of Allen: Named for Allen McKee.

Allen is 1,320 feet [402 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Allen lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Allen: (620)

The ZIP code for Allen: 66833<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Allen had a population of 177 people. This makes Allen the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 177 people, the population of Allen decreased 16.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 211 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Allen had an population of 174 people. This is a decrease of 1.69% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.54% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Allen.

Communities near Allen ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Americus   [Map]   890   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Burlingame   [Map]   883   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bushong   [Map]   33   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Council Grove   [Map]   2,051   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Dunlap   [Map]   28   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Emporia   [Map]   24,724   S   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Allen.

Communities Also Named Allen ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 41 communities that are also named Allen - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado (3), Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (4), Montana (2), Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Allen.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Allen. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Allen. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Allen. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Allen:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Allen ...

Looking for more information about Allen? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Allen? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Allen, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Allen.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Kansas

About Lyon County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Allen. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lyon County: www.lyoncounty.org/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Allen.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Allen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Allen). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Allen or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Allen) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Allen. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Allen

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6551, Longitude: -96.1696     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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