Allen, Kentucky

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Allen, Kentucky
City
Location of Allen, Kentucky
Location of Allen, Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°36′48″N 82°43′33″W / 37.61333°N 82.72583°W / 37.61333; -82.72583Coordinates: 37°36′48″N 82°43′33″W / 37.61333°N 82.72583°W / 37.61333; -82.72583
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Floyd
Incorporated 1913
Government
 • Type City Commission
 • Mayor Sharon S. Woods
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 643 ft (196 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 150
 • Density 697.4/sq mi (269.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 41601
Area code(s) 606
FIPS code 21-00946
GNIS feature ID 0485866

Allen is a 6th-class city in Floyd County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 150 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Allen was first settled in the early nineteenth century. The first post office was named Mouth of Beaver and was established on August 21, 1854 (Thomas P. Johns, postmaster). The town began to develop rapidly c. 1904-1905 after the establishment of a Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad station. The station was interchangeably known as Beaver Creek and Beaver Creek Junction.[1] In 1905, another post office opened and was named Allen after local resident, T.J. Allen. The town was formally incorporated by the state assembly in 1913.[2] In 1936, the railroad station was renamed to prevent confusion during mail delivery. The section of the city known as New Allen began to develop in 1937 after a bridge was constructed across the Levisa Fork River.[1]

Geography[edit]

Allen is located at 37°36′48″N 82°43′33″W / 37.61333°N 82.72583°W / 37.61333; -82.72583 (37.613421, -82.725826)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 150 people, 67 households, and 42 families residing in the city. The population density was 697.4 people per square mile (263.3/km²). There were 76 housing units at an average density of 353.4 per square mile (133.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.67% White, 4.67% African American, and 0.67% from two or more races.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 216
1930 284 31.5%
1940 368 29.6%
1950 421 14.4%
1960 370 −12.1%
1970 724 95.7%
1980 338 −53.3%
1990 229 −32.2%
2000 150 −34.5%
2010 193 28.7%
Est. 2013 190 [5] −1.6%
U.S. Census Bureau[6]

There were 67 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 35.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,625, and the median income for a family was $26,875. Males had a median income of $35,625 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,720. There were 28.6% of families and 37.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including 72.7% of under eighteens and 35.7% of those over 64.

Education[edit]

Public education is provided by the Floyd County School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rennick, Robert M. (1988). "Place Names". Kentucky Place Names. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-0179-4.  Retrieved on 2010-04-10
  2. ^ Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Allen, Kentucky". Accessed 15 July 2013.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 Population Estimates U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-05-29
  6. ^ U.S. Census Bureau Retrieved on 2010-04-11