County population in 2012: 20,210 (21% urban, 79% rural); it was 17,800 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,557 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,393 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,457 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,898 (it was 1,453 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 346 sq. mi. Water area: 5.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 58 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Allen County: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.3%), Retail trade (18.2%), Manufacturing (16.8%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $663 (0.7%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $369 (0.5%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.8%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.8% for Black residents, 24.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 41.2% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 45 years old, Asian residents: 23 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Allen County is $365 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $429 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $573 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Allen County: Browns Ford Boat Ramp (A), Baileys Point Boat Ramp (B), Stony Point Volunteer Fire Department (C), South Allen Fire Department Station 2 (D), Halifax Volunteer Fire Department (E), Trammel Volunteer Fire Department (F), East Allen Fire Department (G), South Allen Fire Department (H), Cedar Springs Fire Department Substation (I), Cedar Springs Fire Department (J), Meador Community Fire Department (K). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Allen County include: Friendship Church (A), Greenville Church (B), Hickory Hill Church (C), Highland Church (D), Hopewell Church (E), Liberty Church (F), Liberty Baptist Church (G), Macedonia Baptist Church (H), Maple Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Pope Cemetery (1), Oak Forest Cemetery Number 1 (2), Harrell Cemetery (3), Agee Cemetery (4), Allen Cemetery (5), Bandy Cemetery (6), Hinton Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Creek (A), Bear Creek (B), Benedict Branch (C), Big Branch (D), Big Spring Branch (E), Doddy Branch (F), Difficult Creek (G), Boucher Branch (H), West Bays Fork (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 141 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $34,665 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $132.24 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.18% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 84.94% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $31,285 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.00% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.21% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,201 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.95% Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 37.51 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.97% Corn for grain: 2594 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 1056 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 2038 harvested acres Vegetables: 330 harvested acres Land in orchards: 9 acres
Allen County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Kentucky state average. It is 1.1 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 11 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 2/6/2008, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 4 people and injured 11 people and caused $1 million in damages.
Allen County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/24/1990 at 18:20:24, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from the county center On 1/27/1990 at 14:05:50, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 95.8 miles away from the county center On 6/19/2007 at 18:16:27, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 80.6 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Most recent natural disasters:
Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 1, 2010 to June 1, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1912): May 11, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1912, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to February 5, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3302): January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3302, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Kentucky Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to February 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1818): February 5, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1818, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 5, 2008 to February 6, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1746): February 21, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1746, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
Kentucky Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3231): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Kentucky Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 13, 2004 to July 15, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1537): August 6, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1537, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Kentucky Blizzard, Incident Period: January 5, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1089): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1089, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
Kentucky Severe Storm, Freezing Rain, Sleet, Snow, Incident Period: February 9, 1994 to February 11, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1018): March 16, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1018, Natural disaster type: Storm, Freeze, Snow
Kentucky Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3104): March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3104, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
Kentucky SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: March 29, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-461): March 29, 1975, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-461, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Allen County (11) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8 Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Freeze: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.9 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Births per 1000 population in Allen County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population in Allen County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Allen County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,949 (2,261 aged, 688 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1106.600 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1031.750
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30.2 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 37.42
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5.35
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 17,085 (4,067 male householders, 1,485 female householders)
4,328 spouses, 5,695 children (5,077 natural, 190 adopted, 428 stepchildren), 506 grandchildren, 129 brothers or sisters, 118 parents, 194 other relatives, 457 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 2,674 (1,135 male householders (945 living alone)), 1,161 female householders (1,030 living alone)), 378 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 197 (178 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 2,521 2-persons, 1,369 3-persons, 945 4-persons, 443 5-persons, 154 6-persons, 120 7-or-more-persons.
96.4% of residents of Allen County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (56% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 30% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $104,389,000 ($5630 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $1,353,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $44,619,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $20,458,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $890,000 Federal grants: $35,815,000 Federal procurement contracts: $530,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $2,078,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $3,325,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,942,000 Federal Government insurance: $1,163,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
67 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
58 per 1000 residents
50 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +31
+2 per 1000 residents
+7 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +735
+39 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Allen County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.90 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 271
2000 to 2004: 708
1990 to 1999: 2,016
1980 to 1989: 1,202
1970 to 1979: 1,092
1960 to 1969: 862
1950 to 1959: 636
1940 to 1949: 648
1939 or earlier: 1,032
Rooms in houses/apartments in Allen County, Kentucky
57% of Allen County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Kentucky.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 12919
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $54,300
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Allen County