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Welcome to Allen ...

The city of Allen is located in Collin County<1>.

The location of Allen has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Allen has a population of 103,383 people<3> (see below for details).

Allen is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area Codes for Allen: (214), (469)<5> & (972)

The ZIP codes for Allen: 75002, 75013<6>

Websites for Allen ...

Official Website:   www.cityofallen.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.allenchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Allen had an population of 103,383 people. This is an increase of 22.72% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 137.37% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Allen had a population of 84,246 people (which is 10.77% of the total population of Collin County). This makes Allen the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Allen represents 0.34% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 38th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 84,246 people, the population of Allen increased 93.43% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 43,554 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (4), Montana (2), Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Allen ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Allen.

  • Garland [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garland
    • Garland [Dallas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Allen
    • Estimated population for 2018: 242,507 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garland
  • McKinney [Collin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKinney
    • McKinney [Collin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the north of Allen
    • Estimated population for 2018: 191,645 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKinney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McKinney
  • Frisco [Collin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frisco
    • Frisco [Collin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Allen
    • Estimated population for 2018: 188,170 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frisco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frisco
  • Carrollton [Dallas County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
    • Carrollton [Dallas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Allen
    • Estimated population for 2018: 136,879 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Richardson [Dallas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richardson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardson
      • Richardson [Dallas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Allen
      • Estimated population for 2018: 120,981 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richardson
    • Lewisville [Denton County]
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      • Lewisville [Denton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Allen
      • Estimated population for 2018: 106,586 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisville
    • Rowlett [Dallas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rowlett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowlett
      • Rowlett [Dallas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Allen
      • Estimated population for 2018: 66,285 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlett
    • Wylie [Collin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wylie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wylie
      • Wylie [Collin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Allen
      • Estimated population for 2018: 51,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wylie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wylie
    • Little Elm [Denton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Elm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Elm
      • Little Elm [Denton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Allen
      • Estimated population for 2018: 50,314 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Elm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Elm
    • Rockwall [Rockwall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockwall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwall
      • Rockwall [Rockwall County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Allen
      • Estimated population for 2018: 45,112 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockwall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockwall

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Allen. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Allen.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Allen.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Allen. See our Newspapers 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.

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

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About Collin County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Allen: www.cityofallen.org/

The official website for Collin County: www.co.collin.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Collin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Allen.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Allen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for Allen, area code (469, 972) is an overlay.
<6>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).
<7>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 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 33.1087, Longitude: -96.6736       In this case, the coordinates for Allen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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