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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 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.

  • Plano [Collin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plano
    • Plano [Collin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the south of Allen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 287,677 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plano
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plano<8>
  • 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 in 2019: 239,928 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garland<8>
  • 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 in 2019: 200,490 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frisco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frisco<8>
  • 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 in 2019: 199,177 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKinney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McKinney<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Carrollton [Dallas County]
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      • Carrollton [Dallas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Allen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 139,248 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<8>
    • Richardson [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardson
      • Richardson [Dallas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the south of Allen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 121,323 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richardson<8>
    • Lewisville [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisville
      • Lewisville [Denton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Allen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 109,212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisville<8>
    • Rowlett [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowlett
      • Rowlett [Dallas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Allen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 67,339 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Rowlett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlett<8>
    • Little Elm [Denton County]
      • 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 in 2019: 53,126 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Little Elm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Elm<8>
    • Wylie [Collin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wylie
      • Wylie [Collin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Allen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 53,067 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Wylie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wylie<8>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Texas

About Collin County

About Texas

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 'straight-line' 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 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).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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