Allen, TX

Allen profile

Living in Allen

Allen is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 105,623 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Allen is the 39th largest community in Texas. Much of the housing stock in Allen was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Allen economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Allen, where the median household income is $105,925.00.

Allen real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Allen house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Allen is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.97% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Allen is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Allen who work in management occupations (14.60%), sales jobs (12.64%), and business and financial occupations (9.60%).

Also of interest is that Allen has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.74% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Allen is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Allen really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Allen perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

If knowledge is power, Allen is a pretty powerful place. 54.53% of the adults in Allen have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Allen in 2018 was $44,493, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $177,972 for a family of four.

Allen is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Allen home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Allen residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Allen also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.87% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Allen include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Allen's cultural character, accounting for 19.63% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Allen is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.