Allen, Kentucky

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Allen is a city in Floyd County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 150 at the 2000 census.



Allen was first settled in the early nineteenth century. The first post office was named the Mouth of Beaver and was established on August 21, 1854, with Thomas P. Johns as postmaster. The town began to develop rapidly circa 1904-1905 after the establishment of a Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Station. The station was interchangeably known as Beaver Creek or Beaver Creek Junction.[1] In 1905, another post office opened and was named Allen after local resident, T.J. Allen. In 1936, both the railroad station and the city were renamed Allen in order to prevent confusion with the shipment of mail. The section of the city known as New Allen, began to develop in 1937 after a bridge was constructed across the Levisa Fork River.[1]


Allen is located at 37°36′48″N 82°43′33″W / 37.61333°N 82.72583°W / 37.61333; -82.72583 (37.613421, -82.725826)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 150 people, 67 households, and 42 families residing in the city. The population density was 697.4 people per square mile (263.3/km²). There were 76 housing units at an average density of 353.4/sq mi (133.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.67% White, 4.67% African American, and 0.67% from two or more races.

There were 67 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 35.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.93.

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