Allen, Oklahoma

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Allen is a town in Hughes and Pontotoc counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The population was 951 at the 2000 census.



Allen is located at 34°52′41″N 96°24′43″W / 34.87806°N 96.41194°W / 34.87806; -96.41194 (34.878022, -96.411895)[3], on State Highway 1, 19 miles (31 km) northeast of Ada, which is the county seat of Pontotoc County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 951 people, 384 households, and 248 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,042.1 people per square mile (403.5/km²). There were 445 housing units at an average density of 487.6/sq mi (188.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 77.29% White, 0.42% African American, 14.30% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.95% from other races, and 6.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.00% of the population.

There were 384 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,632, and the median income for a family was $26,845. Males had a median income of $21,739 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,928. About 16.6% of families and 20.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.2% of those under age 18 and 23.4% of those age 65 or over.

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