Allen, Kansas

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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)
Coordinates: 38°39′23″N 96°10′14″W / 38.65639°N 96.17056°W / 38.65639; -96.17056Coordinates: 38°39′23″N 96°10′14″W / 38.65639°N 96.17056°W / 38.65639; -96.17056
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyLyon
Founded1854
Incorporated1909 [1]
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
Area
 • Total0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
 • Land0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,322 ft (403 m)
Population
 • Total177
 • Estimate 
(2018)[4]
174
 • Density630/sq mi (250/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66833
Area code620
FIPS code20-01275 [5]
GNIS ID0477038 [6]

Allen is a city in Lyon County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 177 people lived there.[7]

History[change | change source]

Allen was created in 1854.[8] It was incorporated as a city in 1909.[9]

Allen was a station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad.[10]

Geography[change | change source]

Allen is at 38°39′23″N 96°10′14″W / 38.65639°N 96.17056°W / 38.65639; -96.17056 (38.656472, -96.170511).[11] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2). All of it is land.[12]

Weather[change | change source]

Allen has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Allen has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[13]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910286
19202953.1%
193034316.3%
1940279−18.7%
1950241−13.6%
1960205−14.9%
1970175−14.6%
198020517.1%
1990191−6.8%
200021110.5%
2010177−16.1%
Est. 2018174[4]−1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

Allen is part of the Emporia Micropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 177 people, 77 households, and 46 families living in Allen.[3]

2000 census[change | change source]

The 2000 census says that there were 211 people, 83 households, and 62 families living in Allen.[5]

Education[change | change source]

Allen is part of USD 251 North Lyon County. The Northern Heights High School is in Allen. The Northern Heights High School mascot is Northern Heights Wildcats.[14]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "City of Allen". The League of Kansas Municipalities. May 24, 2019.
  2. "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Nov 1, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved November 27, 2011.
  8. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 229.
  9. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 59.
  10. Gannett, Henry (1898). A Gazetteer of Kansas. Govt. Print. Off. p. 25.
  11. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  12. "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  13. Climate Summary for Allen, Kansas
  14. "North Lyon County USD 251". USD 251. Retrieved 4 January 2017.

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