About Allen

Allen is located in north central Texas, approximately 25 miles north of downtown Dallas, and is one of the 10 largest cities in Collin County.

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Includes data from Fiscal Year 2021-2022

Median age35.5
Median household income$112,603
Median home value$367,861
Total single-family units30,945
Allen ISD enrollment21,738
Adults with a high school diploma96.6%
Adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher59%
Registered voters68,732


Recognized nationally for our exciting new developments, excellent education system and innovative projects, Allen is a gem of a community tucked away in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Situated about 30 minutes north of downtown Dallas, our city has come to be known for its wide variety of shopping and dining options, an ever-growing park system and plenty of exciting entertainment offerings.

When Allen was first incorporated as a city back in 1953, residents then might not have been able to imagine the city it would grow up to become. We fondly remember our past as a small town along US 75 and embrace our present as a vibrant but cozy city in one of the fastest growing regions in the nation.

However, what truly makes Allen unique is our warm and welcoming community. Whether you’ve just moved in or have lived here all your life, we couldn’t be happier that you’re here.

Government structure
City of Allen operates under a council-manager form of government as approved by voters in 1979 through adoption of the Allen City Charter. The Allen City Council, which consists of the mayor and six councilmembers, is elected citywide by Allen voters and not by district.

The mayor and councilmembers serve three-year, staggered terms of office. These members appoint representatives to numerous citizen-led boards and commissions to advise the council on major issues. Councilmembers also appoint a City Manager to serve as the City’s chief administrative officer.

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