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Allen, Kentucky

Allen, Kentucky
Location of Allen, Kentucky
Location of Allen, Kentucky
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Floyd
Incorporated 1913
 • Type City Commission
 • Mayor Sharon S. Woods
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 643 ft (196 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 193
 • Density 697.4/sq mi (269.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 41601
Area code(s) 606
FIPS code 21-00946
GNIS feature ID 0485866

Allen is a 6th-class city in Floyd County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 150 at the 2000 census.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Education 4
  • Recreation 5
  • References 6


Allen was first settled in the early nineteenth century. The first post office was named Mouth of Beaver and was established on August 21, 1854 (Thomas P. Johns, postmaster). The town began to develop rapidly c. 1904-1905 after the establishment of a Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad station. The station was interchangeably known as Beaver Creek and Beaver Creek Junction.[1] In 1905, another post office opened and was named Allen after local resident, T.J. Allen. The town was formally incorporated by the state assembly in 1913.[2] In 1936, the railroad station was renamed to prevent confusion during mail delivery. 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 (37.613421, -82.725826).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all land.


As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 193 people, 67 households residing in the city. There were 67 housing units. The racial makeup of the city was 99.48% White, 0.00% African American, 0.00% Hispanic or Latino, 0.00% Asian or Pacific Islander, 0.00% Native American and 0.52% from two or more races.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 63.73% from 18 to 64, and 13.47% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.4 years.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,104, and the median income for a family was $26,875. The per capita income for the city was $13,247. There were 19.7% of the population living below the poverty line.


  • Wesley Christian School
  • Allen Elementary
  • Prestonsburg High School
  • Big Sandy Community & Technical College


  • John M. Stumbo Park
  • Paul Hunt Thompson Golf Course
  • Jenny Wiley State Resort Park


  1. ^ a b Rennick, Robert M. (1988). "Place Names". Kentucky Place Names.   Retrieved on 2010-04-10
  2. ^ Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Allen, Kentucky". Accessed 15 July 2013.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  4. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
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