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 104,636 residents in 2018, more than doubling from just over 45,000 in the year 2000. The City’s population is projected to reach 117,606 by 2023. Allen is the 27th fastest-growing city in the nation.

Allen is also located in one of the fastest-growing counties in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Collin County’s population reached 1,004,108 in 2017, and will reach 1,150,943 in 2022. Collin County is the 21st fastest-growing county in the nation.

Source: ESRI—Valid Until 7/2019
2018 Population2023 PopulationYrly Growth %
Allen104,636117,6062.36%
Collin County1,004,1081,150,9432.77%
DFW Metro7,516,0378,247,7881.88%
Texas28,954,61631,430,7671.65%

The Bottom Line

Yearly population growth in the city, county, and metro are expected to remain above the state average through 2023. Collin County and Allen will continue their trends of faster than average growth.

Population Migration

In the last year:

189,580

new residents came to Texas

89,627

new residents came to the Dallas-Forth Worth area

20,505

new residents came to Collin County

Source: US Census—Valid until 5/2019

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.

Daytime Population

Between 2016 and 2018:

4,880

new jobs were created in Allen

1,737

new daytime residents were added

89,782

people were in Allen during the day

Source: ESRI—Valid until 7/2019

The Bottom Line

Employment in Allen has grown by 14.3% in just 3 years, reflecting the city’s transition from a bedroom community to support more vibrant commercial activity.

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 in 2000
Race/Ethnicity Today

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 $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
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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 Time of Shedding and Cold Rocks. 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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