Allen, TX
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Allen is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 98,143 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Allen is the 39th largest community in Texas.

Allen home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but Allen real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Allen is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.16% 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 (18.15%), sales jobs (13.81%), and office and administrative support (11.76%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.57% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Allen. 52.64% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Allen in 2010 was $40,741, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $162,964 for a family of four.

Allen is a very 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 10.79% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Allen include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

In addition, Allen has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.11%).

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