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Welcome to Allen ...
The location of Allen has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Allen has a population of 105,623 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Allen.
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
Allen is served by one (or more) of the following area codes: (214), (469)<5> and (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 2019 Census Estimates, Allen had an population of 105,623 people. This is an increase of 25.37% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 142.51% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Allen had a population of 84,246 people (or 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 total 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 (with a count of 43,554 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Allen.
Adding Allen to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Allen in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Allen elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Allen on a Rand McNally Map of Texas (1897).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Allen on our Genealogy Page.
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.
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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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/
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This page was last modified: 04 May 2021