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Encyclopedia > Allen, Texas
Allen, Texas
Location of Allen in Collin County, Texas
Location of Allen in Collin County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°05′59″N 96°39′47″W / 33.09972, -96.66306
Country United States
State Texas
County Collin
Government
 - Mayor Steve Terrell
Area
 - Total 26.3 sq mi (68.2 km²)
 - Land 26.3 sq mi (68.2 km²)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
Elevation 659 ft (201 m)
Population (2006)
 - Total 77,465
 - Density 1,653.4/sq mi (638.4/km²)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 75002, 75013
Area code(s) 972, 469, 214
FIPS code 48-01924[1]
GNIS feature ID 1329377[2]
Website: http://www.cityofallen.org

Allen is a city in Collin County, Texas, United States, and a northern suburb of Dallas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 43,554. As of April 2007, the city's population is estimated at 77,465. Collin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Index: Contents: Top - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Anderson County formed in 1846 from part of Houston County. ... Collin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... North American area codes 214, 469 and 972 are state of Texas telephone area codes for numbers in the Dallas area. ... North American area codes 214, 469 and 972 are state of Texas telephone area codes for numbers in the Dallas area. ... North American area codes 214, 469 and 972 are state of Texas telephone area codes for numbers in the Dallas area. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Collin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Dallas redirects here. ...

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, after buying the Chase Oaks Golf Course the city has a total area of 26.3 square miles (68.2 km²).26.3 square miles (68.2 km²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... Impact from a water drop causes an upward rebound jet surrounded by circular capillary waves. ...


Demographics

As of April 2007, there were 77,465 people living in Allen. This is a dramatic increase from the city's 2000 Census figures showing just over 40,000 people, 14,205 households, and 12,045 families. Other statistics, based on 2000 Census figures, showed population density at 638.4/km² (1,653.6/sq mi). There were 15,227 housing units at an average density of 578.1/sq mi (223.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.98% of the population. The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


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



In the city the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city in 2006 was $85,986, and the median income for a family was $101,120.


History

Prior to the arrival of the European and American immigrants into the Allen area, Caddo and Comanche Indian tribes inhabited the region. The Indian tribes migrated westward as the early settlers entered the area and were eventually removed to the Indian Territory to the north of the Red River. One of the last known conflicts between the early settlers and the Indians took place in 1844 along Rowlett Creek near the existing railroad. An historic marker along SH 5 near Rowlett Creek commemorates the event. |- Link title |}]]]]</nowiki> and Caddo, Oklahoma. ... For other uses, see Comanche (disambiguation). ...


Immigrants of European descent began arriving into the Allen area in the early 1840's in search of free land, traveling the Texas Road and the Central National Road, constructed by the Republic of Texas. A stage line ran from Bonham through McKinney to Allen and Plano, crossing Rowlett Creek where SH 5 now crosses. Allen was part of the Peter’s Colony Land Grant from the Republic of Texas to the Texas Emigration & Land Company. Stagecoach in Switzerland A stagecoach is a type of four-wheeled enclosed passenger and/or mail coach, strongly sprung and drawn by four horses, widely used before the introduction of railway transport. ... Bonham is a city in Fannin County, Texas, United States. ... McKinney is a city in Collin County, Texas (USA), the county seat and second in population to Plano. ... Nickname: Location within the state of Texas Coordinates: , County Government  - Mayor Pat Evans Area  - City 185. ...


The Houston and Texas Central Railroad (H&TC), constructed through Allen in 1872, laid out the original township of Allen. The H&TC was acquired by J.P. Morgan & Company in 1877 and by the Southern Pacific in 1883. In 1918, the H&TC erected a combination freight/passenger depot in the Allen Central Business District.


The first train robbery in Texas took place in Allen on February 22, 1878, when Sam Bass and his associates pillaged the train. Allen was a short ride from their hideouts in the Elm Trinity brush lands. Train robbery was a crime that occurred mainly in the middle-to-late 19th century. ... Sam Bass Sam Bass (21 July 1851–21 July 1878) was a nineteenth-century American train robber and western icon. ...


In 1907, the Texas Traction Company (Interurban) purchased right-of-way on the west side of the H&TC main line track and constructed the Interurban line through Allen as a stop on its route from Denison to Dallas in 1908. In 1915 a devastating fire destroyed most of the business district between the Interurban tracts and the railroad. Motto: A jewel at the crossing of a great river! Location of Denison, Texas Coordinates: Country United States of America State Texas County Grayson Founded 1872  - Mayor Robert Brady Area    - City  22. ... Dallas redirects here. ...


The Interurban closed in 1948 and the population of Allen declined to 400 in 1950. The town was officially incorporated in 1953 and Home Rule Status was adopted in 1979, with a Council/Manager form of government. The construction of highway US 75 in 1960 had a similar impact on Allen’s future as the railroad almost a century before. In the 1980’s, Developmental Learning Materials and InteCom, Inc. relocated to Allen, leading the way for further corporate startups and relocations. [3] U.S. Route 75 is a north-south U.S. Highway. ...


Allen's official nickname is A-Town


Education

The Allen Independent School District has 13 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 1 freshman center, 1 alternate school, and 1 high school (Allen High School). Allen ISD serves almost all of Allen. Allen Independent School District is a public school district based in Allen, Texas. ... Allen High School is a public, co-educational secondary school in Allen, Texas. ...


Small portions of the Allen city limits extend into Lovejoy, McKinney, and Plano ISDs. In the fall of 2006, new 9th grade high school students in the Lovejoy ISD boundaries began attending the newly opened Lovejoy High School [1]. A new grade level is to be added each subsequent school year, making the school a full 4-year high school in the 2009-10 school year. Existing Allen High School (Classes 2008 and 2009) students within the Lovejoy ISD boundaries continue to attend Allen High School. Lovejoy Independent School District is a public school district in Collin County, Texas (USA). ... McKinney Independent School District is a public school district in McKinney, Texas (USA). ... The logo of the Plano Independent School District Plano Independent School District (PISD or Plano ISD) is a public school district in Plano, Texas (USA). ... Lovejoy L High School is a public school in Lucas, Texas (USA). ...


Allen hosts a campus of the Collin County Community College District, which is located inside Allen High School. The Collin County Community College District is a network of community college campuses located in Collin County, Texas, which is north of Dallas. ... Allen High School is a public, co-educational secondary school in Allen, Texas. ...


The Allen Eagle Escadrille, Allen High School's marching band, performed in the 2006 Tournament of Roses Parade and Bandfest in Pasadena, California. The Escadrille has 650 members, including the band, drill team, and color guard. The Escadrille is the largest high school band in the world. It was also a special participant in the 1994 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland, 1995 and 1999 Texas Gubernatorial Parades, and 1997 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.


Notable residents

The following is a list of past and current residents of Allen, who have obtained notability outside of the community:

  • Big Jeff Barr, hall of fame hockey player.

Burton Gilliam (born August 9, 1930) is an American actor. ... Matt Barr (b. ... Carly Rae Patterson (born February 4, 1988 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) was an American gymnast (the 2004 Olympic All-Around Champion) and is currently an aspiring professional singer. ... Anthony Tony Drew Dorsett (born April 7, 1954 in Rochester, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos. ... Julie Michelle McCullough (born January 30, 1965 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA) is an American model and actress. ... Alex Reyes (born on June 18, 1985 in Allen, Texas) is an NFL player for the Minnesota Vikings. ...

References

  1. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Visitors. Retrieved on 2008-02-22.
  4. ^ Texas Women's Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2008-02-22.

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Michael Roman is a local Allen artist specializing in oil painting, drawing, block printing and photography.
The Arts of Collin County Commission, Inc. (ACCC) is a local government corporation jointly-owned by the cities of Allen, Frisco and Plano.
Handbook of Texas Online: (290 words)
Allen is on Farm Road 2478 eight miles southwest of McKinney in southwestern Collin County.
By 1884 Allen had a population estimated at 350, three churches, a school, a chair factory, and a flour mill.
In 1990 Allen had a population of 18,309 and was the third largest town in Collin County.
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