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Allen, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Allen: north side of 2nd Street, east of Clark Street
Downtown Allen: north side of 2nd Street, east of Clark Street
Motto(s): 
"A Family Town On The Grow"
Location of Allen, Nebraska
Location of Allen, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Dixon
Township Springbank
Area
 • Total 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Land 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,529 ft (466 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 377
 • Estimate 
(2019)
349
 • Density 938.17/sq mi (362.06/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68710
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-00870
GNIS feature ID 0826959

Allen is a village in Dixon County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Sioux City, IA–NE–SD Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 377 at the 2010 census.

History

Allen was established in 1890 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named for Henry Allen, the original owner of the town site. Allen was incorporated as a village in 1893.

Geography

Allen is located at 42°24′56″N 96°50′41″W / 42.41556°N 96.84472°W / 42.41556; -96.84472 (42.415674, -96.844587).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.37 square miles (0.96 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 236
1910 371 57.2%
1920 485 30.7%
1930 489 0.8%
1940 404 −17.4%
1950 374 −7.4%
1960 350 −6.4%
1970 309 −11.7%
1980 390 26.2%
1990 331 −15.1%
2000 411 24.2%
2010 377 −8.3%
2019 (est.) 349 −7.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 377 people, 159 households, and 101 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,018.9 inhabitants per square mile (393.4/km2). There were 176 housing units at an average density of 475.7 per square mile (183.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.1% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Asian, and 1.3% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 159 households, of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.5% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the village was 39.8 years. 28.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.4% were from 25 to 44; 23.6% were from 45 to 64; and 18.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

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