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Welcome to Allen Park ...

The city of Allen Park is located in Wayne County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Allen Park has a population of 27,156 people<2> (see below for details).

Allen Park is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Allen Park lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Allen Park is within the boundaries of the (313) area code.

The ZIP code for Allen Park: 48101<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Allen Park had a population of 28,210 people. This makes Allen Park the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Allen Park represents 0.29% of the population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 41st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 28,210 people, the population of Allen Park decreased 3.97% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 29,376 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Allen Park had an population of 27,156 people. This is a decrease of 3.74% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.56% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Allen Park ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Allen Park and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Detroit   [Map]   673,104   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Eastpointe   [Map]   32,511   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Farmington Hills   [Map]   81,050   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Livonia   [Map]   94,105   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Novi   [Map]   59,715   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Royal Oak   [Map]   59,112   N   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

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 Park. 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 Park. 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 Park.

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

Websites for Allen Park ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Allen Park ...

Looking for more information about Allen Park? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Allen Park, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Allen Park.

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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 Park.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Allen Park - 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 Park). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Allen Park 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Allen Park) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allen Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2598, Longitude: -83.2105     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allen Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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