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    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 96,865. Allen is in Collin County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Allen offers residents a 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
96,865

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$261,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,374
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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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
    43.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    2
    6.1
  • Rape
    23.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    29.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    152.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,042.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    51.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Allen

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$104,132
National
$55,322
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Allen Reviews

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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 Allen, it's great. There is not much I would change. There is virtually no crime. There are great schools. I mean, it was even voted best place to live this last year! I think there is just enough mix of suburb and city in Allen. I want to raise a family here. I currently live and work in Allen, along with my fiancee as well. There is nothing I can think of that needs drastic change.
I’ve lived in Allen my whole life. My parents built the house we still live in today and that was over 20 years ago. So, I’d say I have a pretty good idea of what Allen is really like. Personally speaking, I really like that the City of Allen has an excellent safety status. Almost every day on my way to school, I see at least one police car patrolling the area. It keeps me at ease knowing that I live in a safe neighborhood. One change I might like to see is the construction at the Allen High School progress at a faster rate, but that’s mainly because I’m a senior there right now! Overall, the City of Allen is a great place to live and I’m so blessed to be able to say I live there.