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Allen is a village in Hillsdale County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 191 at the 2010 census.The village is within Allen Township at the junction of US 12 and M-49.HistoryWar of 1812 veteran Captain Moses Allen and his family journeyed here along the Sauk trail and settled here in 1827 in an area that became known as "Allen's Prairie". On July 13, 1830, a post office was established named "Sylvanus", due to being in a wooded area. The office closed on September 5, 1834, and was reestablished on September 9, 1835. It was renamed "Allen" in honor of Captain Allen on August 17, 1868. A plat for what was already a thriving village was also recorded in 1868. It was a station on the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway and incorporated as a village in 1950.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.16sqmi, all land.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 191 people, 80 households, and 51 families residing in the village. The population density was 1193.8PD/sqmi. There were 94 housing units at an average density of 587.5/sqmi. The racial makeup of the village was 97.9% White, 1.0% Asian, and 1.0% from two or more races.
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