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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Allen is a suburb of Dallas with a population of 99,255. Allen is in Collin County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Allen offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Allen there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Allen and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Allen are highly rated.
About Allen...
Population
99,255

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$286,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,456
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Allen Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    56.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    30
    40.7
  • Robbery
    21.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    111.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,061.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    64.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Allen

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$106,736
National
$55,322
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I was born and raised here and I really do love this city. I have always really enjoyed the sight of all the trees and natural aspects the city has implemented into its different architectural and park designs. And there are so many nice neighborhoods and market places being built! The population has been growing exponentially due to job opportunities and new housing, which is beneficial and yet also annoying due to road congestion like I've never seen before here! Despite the modifications needed to fit more residents, this city is a beautiful one, and I am blessed to live here.
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I love living in Allen Texas. I am seventeen, born and raised here. I love Allen mainly for the incredible public school systems. As I have attended Allen public schools for 13 years, the academic and extracurricular opportunities are endless. Not only are the teachers very looked highly upon for their work and education experience, they are also very hard working, and are willing to work diligently to help their students understand concepts and help prepare them for not only tests, but in life in general. In addition, there is an incredible amount of programs at Allen High School. From the clinicals program, were students work in nursing homes, or the theater program, and athletics department, the opportunities are endless for its students.
Allen is an excellent city. As an Allen resident for over ten years, I have enjoyed many aspects of living in this city. Allen was named one of the safest cities in America, and other than a few coyote sightings in our neighborhood, I couldn’t agree more. I do not nor have I ever attended a public school, but I have heard great things about Allen’s public schools. Allen has many entertainment options including shopping centers, popular sit-down restaurants, luxury movie theaters, and more. There are constantly new houses available as Allen expands and becomes more well-known. However, as the city grows, the real estate market goes up, bringing up the cost of houses and apartments. However, there are more affordable housing options in older neighborhoods. Overall, my experience in Allen has been satisfactory, and I would suggest considering this city to anyone looking for a new place to call home.