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Allen, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Allen Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Bennett County at latitude 43.2791 and longitude -101.9265. Bennett County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,284 feet.

The formal official name is the Allen Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Allen, South Dakota.

The U5 Census Class Code for Allen indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Allen Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Allen Census Designated Place, SD Boundary Map


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Allen, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 420
Population in Households 420
Population in Familes 361
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 130
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 81
Average Household Size 5.19
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 6


Total Housing Units 85 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $136,500


Median Household Income $46,081
Average Household Income $61,281
Per Capita Income $17,674
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% 0.24%
Households 0.0% 0.25%
Families -1.51% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Allen, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Allen to the other 390 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 164 58th
Population Density1 # 307 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 25 94th
Median Household Income # 233 41st
Per Capita Income # 350 11th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.