Allen, Nebraska

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Allen, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Allen: north side of 2nd Street, east of Clark Street
Downtown Allen: north side of 2nd Street, east of Clark Street
Motto: "A Family Town On The Grow"
Location of Allen, Nebraska
Location of Allen, Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°24′56″N 96°50′41″W / 42.41556°N 96.84472°W / 42.41556; -96.84472Coordinates: 42°24′56″N 96°50′41″W / 42.41556°N 96.84472°W / 42.41556; -96.84472
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Dixon
Area[1]
 • Total 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Land 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,529 ft (466 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 377
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 370
 • Density 1,018.9/sq mi (393.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68710
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-00870[4]
GNIS feature ID 0826959[5]

Allen is a village in Dixon County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Sioux City, IA–NE–SD Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 377 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Allen was established in 1890 when the railroad was extended to that point.[6] It was named for Henry Allen, the original owner of the town site.[7] Allen was incorporated as a village in 1893.[8]

Geography[edit]

Allen is located at 42°24′56″N 96°50′41″W / 42.41556°N 96.84472°W / 42.41556; -96.84472 (42.415674, -96.844587).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.37 square miles (0.96 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 377 people, 159 households, and 101 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,018.9 inhabitants per square mile (393.4/km2). There were 176 housing units at an average density of 475.7 per square mile (183.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.1% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Asian, and 1.3% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 159 households of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.5% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the village was 39.8 years. 28.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.4% were from 25 to 44; 23.6% were from 45 to 64; and 18.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 411 people, 166 households, and 111 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,096.5 people per square mile (428.9/km²). There were 180 housing units at an average density of 480.2 per square mile (187.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.03% White, 0.49% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

There were 166 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $34,000, and the median income for a family was $40,521. Males had a median income of $30,341 versus $15,769 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,264. About 1.8% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Allen, Dixon County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 53.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  8. ^ Huse, William (1896). History of Dixon County, Nebraska: Its Pioneers, Settlement, Growth and Development. Press of the Daily News. p. 244. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.