Allen, South Dakota

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Population in 2010: 420.
Population change since 2000: +0.2%
Males: 186  (44.3%)
Females: 234  (55.7%)
Median resident age:

15.7 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years

Zip codes: 57714.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $12,140 (it was $7,578 in 2000)
Allen:

$12,140
SD:

$56,521

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $2,595 (it was $1,539 in 2000)

Allen CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $115,718 (it was $51,300 in 2000)
Allen:

$115,718
SD:

$167,600

Median gross rent in 2017: $555.

March 2019 cost of living index in Allen: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 93.8%
(100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 90.2% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Allen, SD (2010)
    • 40295.7%American Indian alone
    • 133.1%White alone
    • 41.0%Hispanic
    • 10.2%Two or more races

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



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Allen, South Dakota as of July 08, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Allen is 62 to 1.


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Recent posts about Allen, South Dakota on our local forum with over 2,200,000 registered users. Allen is mentioned 28 times on our forum:
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3302 feet

Land area: 3.92 square miles.

Population density: 107 people per square mile   (very low).

Allen, South Dakota map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Allen CDP:

2.4% ($1,250)
South Dakota:

1.8% ($1,334)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (85.2 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (283.9 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (731.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Martin, SD (3.5 miles ),
Batesland, SD (3.7 miles),
Kyle, SD (4.0 miles ),
Porcupine, SD (4.6 miles ),
Wounded Knee, SD (4.9 miles ),
Wanblee, SD (4.9 miles ),
Merriman, NE (5.2 miles),
Manderson-White Horse Creek, SD (5.3 miles )

Latitude: 43.28 N, Longitude: 101.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Distribution of median household income in Allen, SD in 2017
Allen satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.4%
South Dakota:

3.1%
Most common industries in Allen, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (37.8%)
  • U. S. Postal service (13.3%)
  • Food (11.1%)
  • Social assistance (11.1%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (8.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (58.8%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (23.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (17.6%)
  • Construction (0.0%)
  • Food (0.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (25.0%)
  • U. S. Postal service (21.4%)
  • Food (17.9%)
  • Social assistance (17.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (10.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (7.1%)
Most common occupations in Allen, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (13.3%)
  • Bus drivers (13.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.9%)
  • Cashiers (8.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Bus drivers (35.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (23.5%)
  • Cashiers (23.5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (17.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (0.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (0.0%)
  • Accountants and auditors (0.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (21.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (17.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (10.7%)
  • Food processing workers (10.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)

Average climate in Allen, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Allen-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.4 miles away from the Allen place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1956, a category F3 tornado 12.6 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Allen-area historical earthquake activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 443.6 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 194.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 210.2 miles away from Allen center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 596.0 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 212.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 15.0 miles away from Allen 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 Bennett County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 4, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Allen topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Allen:

  • BENNETT COUNTY HOSPITAL AND NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MARTIN, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Allen:

  • Chadron State College (about 63 miles; Chadron, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 85 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Black Hills State University (about 129 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 210 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Casper College (about 225 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Northern State University (about 228 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 231 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)

Points of interest:

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Bennett County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

5.2 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

79.0%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

30.9%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Allen:

Marital status in Allen, SD
  • Never married: 74.0%
  • Now married: 16.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

For population 25 years and over in Allen:

  • High school or higher: 27.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 61.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.5
South Dakota average:

10.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Allen, SD (based on Bennett County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7921
Mainline Protestant3463
Evangelical Protestant1703
Other1641
None1,959-
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: 2
Bennett County:

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Bennett County:

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Bennett County:

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Bennett County:

10.4%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.6%
State:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Bennett County:

20.5%
State:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Allen:

43.3%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.9%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

32.5%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Allen:

7.9%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Allen:

6.4
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Allen:

23.7%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

49.6%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Allen:

81.3%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Allen, SD Residents

Strongest AM radio stations in Allen:

  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KIMM (1150 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KIMM RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Allen:

  • KZSD-FM (102.5 FM; MARTIN, SD; Owner: SD PUBLIC B/G TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KILI (90.1 FM; PORCUPINE, SD; Owner: LAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KRNE-FM (91.5 FM; MERRIMAN, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)

TV broadcast stations around Allen:

  • KZSD-TV (Channel 8; MARTIN, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KRNE-TV (Channel 12; MERRIMAN, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)

Allen fatal accident list:

Feb 10, 2004 04:00 AM, Allen Rd, Lat: 43.267215, Lon: -101.910843, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 18, 2004 04:00 PM, Us-18, Allen Rd, Lat: 43.267215, Lon: -101.910843, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 1.1mTotal length
  • $25,000Total costs
  • 69Total average daily traffic
  • 1Total average daily truck traffic
  • 69Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • ALLEN NORTH RESERVOI, Located Just North Of Allen Road (Lat: 43.354639 Lon: -101.966389), Type: Tank, Structure height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WQTU700,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.450 MHz, Grant Date: 04/16/2014, Expiration Date: 04/16/2024, Certifier: Aaron Gerfen, Registrant: Larson Data Communications, 305 N Lawler St, Mitchell, SD 57301, Phone: (605) 996-5521, Fax: (605) 996-5642, Email:
  • HISLE WEST PUMP, Bia Rd (Lat: 43.408056 Lon: -101.882500), Type: Tank, Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: WQVL979,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.212 MHz, Grant Date: 03/24/2015, Expiration Date: 03/24/2025, Certifier: Aaron Gerfen, Registrant: Larson Data Communications, 305 N Lawler St, Mitchell, SD 57301, Phone: (605) 996-5521, Fax: (605) 996-5642, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • KYMAT, 1.6 Mi Northwest Of (Lat: 43.283583 Lon: -101.962361), Overall height: 33.2 m, Call Sign: WHO357,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2121.60 MHz, 2115.20 MHz, Grant Date: 03/25/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc., Wall, SD 57790

Most common first names in Allen, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John557.6 years
James462.5 years
Jessie379.0 years
Edward377.3 years
Joseph372.7 years
Francis279.5 years
Albert259.6 years
Charles271.9 years
Peter268.0 years
Thomas269.0 years
Most common last names in Allen, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Richards651.5 years
Marshall450.0 years
Means444.7 years
Richard466.3 years
Dubray377.6 years
Nelson365.3 years
Plenty Arrow359.0 years
Red Bear379.0 years
Whirlwindhor366.3 years
Adams281.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Allen, SD
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Allen, SD
  • 77.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.2%Electricity


Allen compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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.

Allen on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents"
  • #9 (57714) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French first ancestries"
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