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

Population Growth

Allen’s population reached 108,706 residents in 2020, more than doubling from just over 45,000 in the year 2000. The City’s population is projected to reach 123,018 by 2025.

Allen is also located in one of the fastest-growing counties in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Collin County’s population reached 1,092,478 in 2020, and will reach 1,255,347 in 2025.

Source: ESRI—Last Updated 8/1/2020
2020 Population2025 PopulationYrly Growth %
Allen108,706123,0181.45%
Collin County1,092,4781,255,3473.79%
DFW Metro7,779,5028,518,2660.83%
Texas29,806,34032,172,7451.23%

The Bottom Line

Collin County captured a large portion of new growth, absorbing 13% of Texas’ new residents and 36% of those who moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In other words, 1 out of 8 new residents in Texas and 1 out of 3 new residents in DFW went to Collin County.

Workforce

Abundant workforce in the nation’s 4th largest metro.

1,792,279

Workers within a 30 minute drive

The Bottom Line

Employment in Allen has grown 4.7% in the past 5 years, reflecting the city’s transition from a bedroom community to support more vibrant commercial activity and doubling the employment growth in the fast-growing Dallas metro.

Source: Jobs EQ – Updated 8/1/2020

The Bottom Line

Collin County captured a large portion of new growth, absorbing 10.8% of Texas’ new residents and 22.9% of those who moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In other words, 1 out of 10 new residents in Texas and 1 out of 5 new residents in DFW went to Collin County.

Diversity

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
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Source: ESRI – Updated 8/1/2020

Income

Allen residents enjoy higher earnings and a higher quality of life.

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 $115,349 (63% greater than DFW’s median income)
  • Over 57% of Allen’s adults have earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher, twice the US average
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Source: ESRI – Updated 8/1/2020

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