Abilene, TX 79605 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 79605: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Abilene, TX 79605

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,046
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,368
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,443
  • County: Taylor County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.43, Longitude -99.777
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Abilene, TX 79605 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 29,907
Population in Households 29,088
Population in Familes 23,014
Population in Group Qrtrs 819
Population Density1 2,614
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 11,723
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 7,533
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,087 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,680 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,043 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,364 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $91,308
Average Home Value $125,326


Median Household Income $40,468
Average Household Income $56,921
Per Capita Income $23,020
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.44%
Households -0.08% 0.31%
Families -0.2% 0.22%
Median Household Income   -0.42%
Per Capita Income   0.85%
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 79605 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 79605 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 # 347 82nd
Population Density1 # 339 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 813 56th
Median Household Income # 1329 29th
Per Capita Income # 1113 41st

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