Allen is a city in Collin County, Texas. It is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metro Area, and functions as a suburb for Dallas. It has a total area of 27.1 square miles, all of which is land. It was initially a Native American settlement, and European settlers came here in 1840s. The city was named in 1872 for Ebenezer Allen, a railroad promoter. It was incorporated in 1953, and has seen a tremendous growth spurt in the last few decades.
Top employers in the city are the Allen Independent School District, Presbyterian Hospital, City of Allen, Graphic Converting, Experian, Sanmina SCI and a few more. The Allen Independent School District administers public education here. It oversees 17 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 1 freshman center, 1 Pat Dillard Special Achievement Center, and 1 high school. Collin College has a campus here. Kittyhawk Airport is the local airport. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Central Expressway North is the local hospital. The cost of living here 6.00% higher than the country average.
This place gets about 38 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 68. Snowfall is about 3 inches annually.