Allen, South Dakota

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Population in 2010: 420. Population change since 2000: +0.2%
Males: 185  (44.1%)
Females: 235  (55.9%)
Median resident age:  15.7 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 57714.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $14,381 (it was $7,578 in 2000)
Allen:

$14,381
SD:

$54,467

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $2,188 (it was $1,539 in 2000)

Allen CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $86,641 (it was $51,300 in 2000)
Allen:

$86,641
SD:

$160,700

Median gross rent in 2016: $543.

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  • Races in Allen, SD (2010)

    Allen races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Allen: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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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

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

For population 15 years and over in Allen CDP:

  • Never married: 74.5%
  • Now married: 16.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 5.9%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Allen, South Dakota as of December 12, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Allen to the number of sex offenders is 45 to 1.


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

Allen CDP:  2.4% ($1,250)
South Dakota:  1.8% ($1,334)
Allen satellite photo by USGS

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

Allen household income distribution Allen home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (38%)
  • Information (31%)
  • Accommodation and food services (31%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Retail trade (53%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Education, training, and library occupations (38%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (31%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (31%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Sales and related occupations (53%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (27%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

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

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 Allen center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 210.2 miles away from the city 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 Allen 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 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 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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 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)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.2
South Dakota average:

10.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Allen CDP (based on Bennett County data)

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.
State:

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

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.4%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Bennett County:

33.6%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This 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

6.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($18,852 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

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 Shannon County, SD  1.03% ($20,400 average AGI)


7.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,052 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.81%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

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 Pennington County, SD  1.83% ($33,167 average AGI)

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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • $25,000Total costs
  • 69Total average daily traffic
  • 1Total average daily truck traffic
  • 69Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private 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 MHzGrant Date: 04/16/2014, Expiration Date: 04/16/2024, Certifier: Aaron GerfenRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/24/2015, Expiration Date: 03/24/2025, Certifier: Aaron GerfenRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/25/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001Registrant: 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (75%)
  • Electricity (23%)

Allen compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value 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 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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