Allen is a city in Texas and is a northern suburb of Dallas. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 84,246.
The Allen area was previously home to the Caddo, Comanche, and other indigenous peoples. The first immigrants from the United States and Europe arrived in the early 1840s. The town was established by the Houston and Central Texas Railroad and named in 1872 for Ebenezer Allen, a state politician and railroad promoter.
Notable people from Allen TX include Burt Gilliam (actor), Brad Leland (actor), Carly Patterson (gymnast), and Steven Terrell (NFL).