Allen, Texas

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Allen is a city located in Collin County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 43,554.

Allen hosts a campus of the Collin County Community College District, which is located inside Allen High School.

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Geography

Location of Allen, Texas

Allen is located at 33°5'59" North, 96°39'47" West (33.099748, -96.662922)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 68.2 km² (26.3 mi²). 68.2 km² (26.3 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 43,554 people, 14,205 households, and 12,045 families residing in the city. The population density is 638.4/km² (1,653.6/mi²). There are 15,227 housing units at an average density of 223.2/km² (578.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 87.14% White, 4.40% African American, 0.52% Native American, 3.73% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.41% from other races, and 1.75% from two or more races. 6.98% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 14,205 households out of which 55.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.6% are married couples living together, 7.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 15.2% are non-families. 11.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 1.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.07 and the average family size is 3.35.

In the city the population is spread out with 34.9% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 40.7% from 25 to 44, 16.2% from 45 to 64, and 2.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $78,924, and the median income for a family is $82,747. Males have a median income of $60,754 versus $36,067 for females. The per capita income for the city is $28,575. 3.0% of the population and 2.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.2% of those under the age of 18 and 2.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

History

The town was founded in approximately 1870 as a railroad stop for the Houston and Texas Railroad, connecting the railway with nearby farms. The first railway dam used to facilitate the railway still stands at Exchange Park.

In 1878, a gang of robbers led by Sam Bass, committed what is believed to have been the first train robbery in Texas at the Allen station.

During the 1990s, children's television shows such as Barney & Friends and Wishbone were filmed in Allen.

In 2004, Carly Patterson, gymnast from Allen, won the all around Olympic gold medal and two silver medals (for team competition and the beam).

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