Allen Park is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 27,425 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Allen Park is the 48th largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Allen Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Allen Park is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Allen Park who work in office and administrative support (17.23%), sales jobs (9.84%), and management occupations (7.09%).
Also of interest is that Allen Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Allen Park is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Allen Park’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The population of Allen Park overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Allen Park, 24.48% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Allen Park in 2010 was $29,066, which is wealthy relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,264 for a family of four. However, Allen Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Allen Park is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Allen Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Allen Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Allen Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.00% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Allen Park include Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Allen Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.