Abernathy, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Abernathy, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Abernathy had a population of 2,726 as of July 1, 2016. Abernathy ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Abernathy is located at latitude 33.8318 and longitude -101.8437 in Lubbock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Abernathy (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lubbock County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,360 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Abernathy are located in Lubbock County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Hale County.

The City of Abernathy (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Abernathy is located within Abernathy Division of Lubbock County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Abernathy population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Abernathy, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,726
Population in Households 2,723
Population in Familes 2,403
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 1,266
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 986
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 734
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,148 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 694 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 292 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $77,825
Average Home Value $95,022


Median Household Income $43,519
Average Household Income $60,746
Per Capita Income $22,004
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.51% -0.42%
Households -0.59% -0.49%
Families -0.58% -0.61%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Abernathy, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Abernathy to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 599 66th
Population Density1 # 557 68th
Diversity Index2 # 340 81st
Median Household Income # 902 48th
Per Capita Income # 927 47th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.