Demographics

DEMOGRAPHICS

Three words describe us perfectly: young, diverse, and professional.

Allen’s success is no accident— it is a testament to the community spirit of amazing people who come together to build a better place for their families.

Population

Allen has experienced dramatic population growth over the last twenty years.

Allen’s population reached 99,882 residents in 2017, more than doubling from just over 45,000 in the year 2000.

The City of Allen also is one of the fastest growing cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.

16th

Fastest Growing City In The Country

2nd

Fastest Growing City In The DFW Metro Area

Diversity

Race/Ethnicity in 2000

As Allen’s population has grown, so too has the city’s diversity.

Allen is proud that it is (and always will be) a one high school town to empower every student with equal educational opportunities while passing on Allen’s unified community spirit.

We believe this inclusiveness is why Allen has become more diverse over time. For example, while the city’s population has more than doubled since 2000:

  • The Hispanic population has nearly tripled
  • Asian residents have grown by 262%
  • The African-American population increased by 524%.

Race/Ethnicity in 2014

Income

Allen has increasingly become a home for highly educated, high-income professionals, yet maintains a welcoming spirit for people and families from all stations of life.

  • The median household income in Allen is $107,602 (75% greater than DFW’s median income)
  • 80.8% of Allen’s residents are white-collar professionals
  • Over 56% of Allen’s residents have earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher, twice the US average

Lifestyle Groups

ESRI’s Tapestry Segmentation weaves demographic and socioeconomic data together to tell the story of who Allen’s residents are and how they live.

Learn more about the individuals in our community below and view detailed psychographic profiles.

Boomburbs (44%)

We are young, well-educated professionals with families and a running start on prosperity.

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Soccer Moms (15%)

We are affluent and family-oriented, and we’re partial to new housing away from the bustle of the city but close enough to commute to professional job centers. For us, life in this suburban wilderness offsets the hectic pace of being two working parents with growing children.

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Professional Pride (13%)

We are well-educated career professionals that have prospered through the Great Recession. To maintain our upscale suburban lifestyles, we often commute or work long hours (but our schedules are fine-tuned to meet the needs of our school age children).

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American Dreamers (6%)

We are family-centric and our diversity is high (in fact, many of us are foreign-born). Hard work and sacrifice have improved our economic circumstances as we pursue a better life for ourselves and our families.

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Young and Restless (4%)

We are the millennial generation: we are well-educated young workers, and some of us are still completing our education. We are also diverse and prefer densely populated areas.

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The Rest (18%)

The other five groups still leave out a good portion of us. We are are everything from bright young working professionals to empty nesters enjoying an affluent lifestyle before retirement.

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Downloads

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Community Profile
Tapestry Map
IEDC Data Sheets