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Allen, Kansas
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)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Lyon
Founded 1854
Incorporated 1909
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
Area
 • Total 0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
 • Land 0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,322 ft (403 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 177
 • Estimate 
(2019)
172
 • Density 623.19/sq mi (240.29/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66833
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-01275
GNIS ID 477038

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

History

Allen was founded in 1854. It was incorporated as a city in 1909.

Allen was a station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad.

Geography

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). 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.

Climate

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.

Demographics

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%
2019 (est.) 172 −2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

Allen is part of the Emporia Micropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

As of the census 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.

Education

The community is served by North Lyon County USD 251 public school district, and home to Northern Heights High School. The Northern Heights High School mascot is Northern Heights Wildcats.

Transportation

U.S. Route 56 passes along the north edge of Allen. The closest Kansas Turnpike exit is located approximately 7.5 miles (12.1 km) east of Admire along U.S. Route 56.

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