Cost of Living
Cost of living is a big influence when determining which location is the best fit for your family. Monthly, the median rent in Allen is $1,789 and the median price for a house for Allen is about $261,956. The rent burden for Allen is about 17.9% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Currently, the population of Allen consists of 100,685 people. Allen has a population density of 1,473 people per square mile. Racially, the population of Allen is 69.5% white, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.4% Native American, 9.0% black, 3.5% mixed race, 16.2% Asian, 1.4% other or not specified, and 10.9% Hispanic. Out of the total city population, 49.8% are female and 50.2% are male. The median age of Allen is 36 years old. In Allen, 5.7% of the population are veterans of the United States military. In Allen, 2.6% consider themselves widows, 8.6% do not have health insurance, 5.1% live in poverty, and 6.1% have some form of disability. Of the population of Allen 13.1% have a high-school diploma, 54.3% have a college degree, and 19.9% have a graduate degree.
An overview of Texas
There are 468 general hospitals and 501 health centers that provide care for 28,701,845 Texas residents. Nix Health Care System, Grace Medical Center, and Houston Methodist Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Out of a national average of 100, Texas has a cost of living index rating of 91, a grocery index rating of 89, and a housing index rating of 85. Based on natural beauty, Texas ranks 40th in the nation. Texas is ranked 38th in quality of life and 37th in healthcare.
Social demographics of the state
The state has a median age of 35 and 24% of its population being over the age of 55. During the latest presidential election, 52% voted for the Republican candidate while 43% voted for the Democratic candidate. In terms of religion, 42% of Texas residents attend religious services among the 27,848 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-31%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-6%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Texas there are 1,292 masonic lodges. The state of Texas ranks 2nd in the country for diversity.
State-wide weather information
On average, Texas has an air quality index rating of around 36.8 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 51.4 AQI. On average, the humidity rating for Texas is around 65%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 81% in the month of February. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Texas is around 31.68 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 7.44 inches. During the winter, the average temperature in Texas drops to around 48Â°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 75Â°F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 16Â°F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 82Â°F. The average high summer temperature is around 102Â°F in the month of June. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 56Â°F during the month of June. While residents of Texas mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Texas can include tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods.
Wildlife to be found in Texas
The state of Texas has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of small live oak, prickly pear (opuntia) cactus, huisache, and blackbrush. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the whales, the armadillos, the alligators, or the manatees. Some of the plants species native to the Texas region include live oak, post oak, and mesquite. The state animal of Texas is the nine-banded armadillo.