Allen, Kansas

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Allen, Kansas
City
Aerial view of Allen (2013)
Aerial view of Allen (2013)
Location within Lyon County and Kansas
Location within Lyon County and Kansas
KDOT map of Lyon County (legend)
KDOT map of Lyon County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°39′23″N 96°10′14″W / 38.65639°N 96.17056°W / 38.65639; -96.17056Coordinates: 38°39′23″N 96°10′14″W / 38.65639°N 96.17056°W / 38.65639; -96.17056
Country United States
State Kansas
County Lyon
Government[1]
 • Type Mayor/Council
 • Charles Eastman City Clerk
Area[2]
 • Total 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Land 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,322 ft (403 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 177
 • Estimate (2015)[4] 176
 • Density 660/sq mi (250/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66833
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-01275 [5]
GNIS feature ID 0477038 [6]

Allen is a city in Lyon County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 177.[7]

History[edit]

Allen was founded in 1854.[8] It was incorporated as a city in 1909.[9]

Allen was a station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad.[10]

Geography[edit]

Allen is located at 38°39′23″N 96°10′14″W / 38.65639°N 96.17056°W / 38.65639; -96.17056 (38.656472, -96.170511).[11] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2), all of it land.[2]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Allen has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[12]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 286
1920 295 3.1%
1930 343 16.3%
1940 279 −18.7%
1950 241 −13.6%
1960 205 −14.9%
1970 175 −14.6%
1980 205 17.1%
1990 191 −6.8%
2000 211 10.5%
2010 177 −16.1%
Est. 2015 176 [4] −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

Allen is part of the Emporia Micropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 177 people, 77 households, and 46 families residing in the city. The population density was 655.6 inhabitants per square mile (253.1/km2). There were 91 housing units at an average density of 337.0 per square mile (130.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.0% White, 2.3% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.0% of the population.

There were 77 households of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.3% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the city was 42.4 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 28.7% were from 45 to 64; and 17.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.1% male and 46.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 211 people, 83 households, and 62 families residing in the city. The population density was 768.7 people per square mile (301.7/km²). There were 93 housing units at an average density of 338.8 per square mile (133.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.10% White, 0.47% African American and 1.42% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 83 households out of which 39.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 113.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $39,792. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $24,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,855. About 10.2% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

Allen is served by USD 251 North Lyon County and home to Northern Heights High School. The Northern Heights High School mascot is Northern Heights Wildcats.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.lkm.org/directory/cities.php?ID=442
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  4. ^ a b "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  8. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 229. 
  9. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 59. 
  10. ^ Gannett, Henry (1898). A Gazetteer of Kansas. Govt. Print. Off. p. 25. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ Climate Summary for Allen, Kansas
  13. ^ "North Lyon County USD 251". USD 251. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 

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