Allen, New York

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Population in 2010: 448. Population change since 2000: -3.0%
 
Males: 236  (52.7%)
Females: 212  (47.3%)
Median resident age:  42.8 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 14735.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,809 (it was $27,386 in 2000)
Allen:

$35,809
NY:

$57,369

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,453 (it was $13,830 in 2000)

Allen town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $70,569 (it was $54,000 in 2000)
Allen:

$70,569
NY:

$277,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $93,605; Detached houses: $94,493; Townhouses or other attached units: $120,457; In 2-unit structures: $91,411; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $367,914; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $413,072; Mobile homes: $59,476; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $70,592
  • Races in Allen, NY (2010)

    Allen races chart
    • 43897.8%White alone
    • 51.1%Two or more races
    • 40.9%Hispanic
    • 10.2%Asian alone

Races in Allen detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Allen: 98.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.9%), United States (15.2%), English (13.9%), Irish (11.7%), Polish (7.4%), Italian (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1823

Land area: 36.4 square miles.

Population density: 12 people per square mile   (very low).

Allen,NY real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Allen:

  • High school or higher: 76.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Allen town:

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 60.3%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Allen town:  1.8% ($970)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheektowaga, NY (51.5 miles , pop. 79,988).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (54.6 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (223.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Granger, NY (2.2 miles ), Birdsall, NY (2.4 miles ), Fillmore, NY (2.6 miles ), Angelica, NY (2.6 miles ), Caneadea, NY (2.7 miles ), Houghton, NY (2.7 miles ), Hume, NY (2.8 miles ), Belfast, NY (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $16,000
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $45,900
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $25,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $35,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $41,200
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $10,500
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $37,100
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $25,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $10,400
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $10,400
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $10,400
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $10,400
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $10,400
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $83,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.40 N, Longitude: 78.02 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 585

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Truck transportation (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (6%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Social assistance (14%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)

Work and jobs in Allen: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Allen, New York

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Tornado activity:

Allen-area historical tornado activity is near New York state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.9 miles away from the Allen town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/24/1967, a category F3 tornado 23.5 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Allen-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 137.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 214.3 miles away from Allen center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 170.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 259.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 176.5 miles away from Allen center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 146.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Allegany County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Allen:

  • ABSOLUT CTR FOR NURSING AND REHAB HOUGHTON L L C (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HOUGHTON, NY)
  • FINGER LAKES DDSO (Hospital, about 13 miles away; NUNDA, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Allen:

  • SUNY College of Technology at Alfred (about 16 miles; Alfred, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,483)
  • Alfred University (about 16 miles; Alfred, NY; FT enrollment: 2,411)
  • SUNY College at Geneseo (about 30 miles; Geneseo, NY; FT enrollment: 5,520)
  • St Bonaventure University (about 33 miles; Saint Bonaventure, NY; FT enrollment: 2,286)
  • Genesee Community College (about 43 miles; Batavia, NY; FT enrollment: 4,290)
  • Bryant & Stratton College-Online (about 47 miles; Orchard Park, NY; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (about 51 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 14,177)

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Notable locations in Allen: State Road (A), Basswood Hill Farm (B), Evergreen Trails Campground (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Allen: Saint Pauls Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Basswood Hill Cemetery (1), White Cemetery (2), Allen Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Jones Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Allegany County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.2%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.8%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

18.7%
Whole state:

14.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.2%
Whole state:

7.4%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
New York average:

14.2

Allen travel time to work - commute Allen mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Allen town (based on Allegany County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,88146
Mainline Protestant4,79839
Catholic4,31310
Other2444
None34,710-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Allegany County:

3.03 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Allegany County:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Allegany County:

5.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 42
Here:

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Allegany County:

25.6%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.5%
State:

15.6%

4.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,330 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.77%
New York average:

5.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cattaraugus County, NY  0.62% ($22,941 average AGI)
from Steuben County, NY  0.51% ($28,181)
from Erie County, NY  0.44% ($30,113)


5.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,101 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
New York average:

5.46%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cattaraugus County, NY  0.90% ($24,633 average AGI)
to Steuben County, NY  0.62% ($29,059)
to Monroe County, NY  0.36% ($29,138)

Strongest AM radio stations in Allen:

  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHHO (1320 AM; 5 kW; HORNELL, NY; Owner: BILBAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WABH (1380 AM; 10 kW; BATH, NY)
  • WCJW (1140 AM; daytime; 3 kW; WARSAW, NY; Owner: LLOYD LANE, INCORPORATED)
  • WLEA (1480 AM; 3 kW; HORNELL, NY; Owner: PMJ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLSV (790 AM; 1 kW; WELLSVILLE, NY; Owner: DBM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGGO (1590 AM; 5 kW; SALAMANCA, NY; Owner: CATT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTOR (770 AM; daytime; 9 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, NY; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNED (970 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY)
  • WYSL (1040 AM; 3 kW; AVON, NY; Owner: RADIO LIVINGSTON, LTD)
  • WXRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, NY; Owner: DOME BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Allen:

  • WZKZ (101.9 FM; ALFRED, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WNSA (107.7 FM; WETHERSFIELD TWNSHP, NY; Owner: ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
  • WJSL (90.3 FM; HOUGHTON, NY; Owner: WXXI PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL)
  • WDNY-FM (93.9 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: MILLER MEDIA INC.)
  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • W201CY (88.1 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: MARS HILL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W246AP (97.1 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF THE FINGER LAKES)
  • W282AC (104.3 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKPQ (105.3 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: BILBAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCKR (92.1 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: PMJ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJQZ (103.5 FM; WELLSVILLE, NY; Owner: DBM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCID (89.1 FM; FRIENDSHIP, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WETD (90.7 FM; ALFRED, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WCIY (88.9 FM; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WSQA (88.7 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WFXF (107.3 FM; SOUTH BRISTOL TOWNSH, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNVE (95.1 FM; HONEOYE FALLS, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • W257AX (99.3 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WPIG (95.7 FM; OLEAN, NY; Owner: ARROW COMMUNICATIONS OF N.Y., INC.)
  • WOLN (91.3 FM; OLEAN, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)

TV broadcast stations around Allen:

  • WKBW-TV (Channel 7; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WKBW-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • WNGS (Channel 67; SPRINGVILLE, NY; Owner: CAROLINE K. POWLEY D/B/A UNICORN/SPRINGVILLE)
  • WNYO-TV (Channel 49; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: NEW YORK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WPXJ-TV (Channel 51; BATAVIA, NY; Owner: PAXSON BUFFALO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WIVB-TV (Channel 4; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W16BE (Channel 16; HORNELL, NY; Owner: WYDC, INC.)
  • W62AQ (Channel 62; FILLMORE, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING.ASSN.)
  • W65AJ (Channel 65; ANGELICA, ETC., NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING.ASSN.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • $2,157,000Total costs
  • 1,492Total average daily traffic
  • 158Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,806Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (24%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Allen compared to New York state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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