The city of Allen, Texas – History and facts

The city of Allen is among the affluent places in Collin County in Texas based at the suburbs of Dallas. As per the recent census reports, the city recorded the total population of around 84,246. The city was earlier the home to Caddo, Comanche and a number of other indigenous people. One of the first immigrants found from the US and Europe were seen coming in the early 1840s. This very town came into existence by the Houston and Central Texas Railroad, which was later named in the year 1872 for Ebenezer Allen who happened to be the state politician & railroad promoter. This every railroad was seen allowing the sale of crops all over the nation before they are seen rotting up that causes a shift from the previous cattle-based agriculture.


On 22nd February 1878, one of the biggest robberies in Allen was witnessed. From the year 1908 to 1948, the city turned out to be an important stop of Texas Traction Company called Interurban line from the Denison to Dallas.  Allen came into existence in a form of a small town based on a number of hundred residents which was seen getting incorporated in the year 1853. Since this very time, it has grown dramatically owing to the construction of the US Route 75 and the development seen in the close by areas of Plano and Dallas.allencityhall


Geography and Climate

As per the City of Allen, it has a complete area of around 27.1 square miles while none over the area that is covered with the water except a couple of small size ponds that are seen getting scattered all over the city. Talking about the climate of the city, it has a humid subtropical region. As per the latest census reports, there are around 14,205 households wherein 55.5 percent having kids under the age of 18 years while 74.6 percent were a married couple that are seen living together and so on. In this city you can find the population growth with a good pace reaching to 34.9 percent under the age group of 18, 5.4 percent that are seen falling in the age group of 18 to 24, while for 45 to 64 are seen 16.2 percent and as far as the female and male ratio is concerned, they appear to be 100 versus the 97.3 males. The median income for any household in the city in the year 2007, which tolled to around 93,392 dollars and the median income from the family which had the 100,786 dollars.

Education in Ahem

Allen has a number of colleges; with prominent one include Collin College that is found inside the Allen High School. Similarly, the city has number f public schools as well, which include the Allen Independent School District having 17 different elementary schools, 1 freshman center, 3 middle schools, 1 high school and 1 freshman center. Soon the city was seen extending the same into other places like Plano, McKinney, and Lovejoy ISD. The Allen High School football team was seen winning the 5A Div in the first state championship at a number of places wherein they defeated the Fort Bend Hightower by 21-14 winning the prestigious 2008 Championship.

They were also seen becoming the State Champions in 2012 wherein the won the match by 35 -21 against the Lamar High School based the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. They then were seen repeating the same in the following year wherein they were seen defeating Pearland High School with a score of 63 to 28 and then capping over the first 16-0 record in the school history. The eagle stadium then came in the year 2012 was completed at the cost of 60 million dollars. Now talking about the Allen Eagle Escadrille, it has the marching band has 750 members who were in participating in the St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin Ireland apart from being participating in the 1995 and 1999 Texas Gubernatorial Parades.

Allen Economy

Talking about the economy of the city, in the year 1992, the citizen got the approval of creating their own Allen Economic Development Corporation that got funded by around 0.5 percent sales tax and as per the facts and figures of 2014, the top employers found in the city include Allen Independent School District, The Village at Allen and Fairview, Allen Premium Outlets, Watters Creek at Montgomery Farms, Experian, City of Allen, Frontier Communications and PFS Web to name a few. Besides, a number of small scale industries also were seen prospering the best in these areas, which certainly including locksmith services. Besides, the city is also known for sports, which has given places like the 7500 seat Allen Event Center, which came into existence in the year 2009. Besides, it is also the home of places like ECHL’s Allen Americans that has brought forth Champions Indoor Football league along with Dallas Sidekicks and Major Arena Soccer League.

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