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  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade B+
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade A+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Allen is a suburb of Dallas with a population of 101,699. 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.

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About Allen...
Population
101,699

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$303,300
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,487
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    51
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    17.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    14.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    89.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    940.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  12%

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