Abilene, TX 79601 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 79601: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Abilene, TX 79601

Not Acceptable, USPS
Hamby, TX 79601
Potosi, TX 79601

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,156
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,260
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,121
  • County: Taylor County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.479, Longitude -99.7
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 79601 has segments in 4 Counties (Callahan, Jones, Shackelford, Taylor).

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Abilene, TX 79601 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 26,565
Population in Households 19,304
Population in Familes 13,133
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,261
Population Density1 88
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 8,279
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 4,399
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,586 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,758 (39.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,521 (47.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,307 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $107,965
Average Home Value $131,473


Median Household Income $35,895
Average Household Income $51,001
Per Capita Income $18,180
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.6%
Households 0.62% 0.75%
Families 0.41% 0.58%
Median Household Income   -0.91%
Per Capita Income   0.98%
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.

Abilene, TX 79601 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 79601 to the other 1,873 ZIP Codes 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 # 410 78th
Population Density1 # 919 51st
Diversity Index2 # 449 76th
Median Household Income # 1575 16th
Per Capita Income # 1567 16th

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