Abilene, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Abilene had a population of 122,413 as of July 1, 2017. Abilene 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 Abilene is located at latitude 32.4545 and longitude -99.7381 in Taylor County. The formal boundaries for the City of Abilene (see map below) encompass a land area of 106.58 sq. miles and a water area of 5.41 sq. miles. Taylor County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,719 feet.

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

The City of Abilene (GNIS ID: 2409657) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. 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 Abilene is located within Abilene Division of Taylor County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Abilene population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Abilene, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 122,413
Daytime Population: Workers 62,308
Daytime Population: Residents 65,199
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 127,507
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 112,946
Population in Familes 88,811
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,467
Population Density2 1,149
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $45,156
Average Household Income $62,585
Per Capita Income $24,289


Total Housing Units 50,065 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24,837 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,918 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,310 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $109,208
Average Home Value $144,284


Total Households 45,755
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 29,135
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.62% 0.63%
Households 0.66% 0.66%
Families 0.59% 0.58%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

Abilene, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Abilene to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 27 99th
Population Density # 621 65th
Diversity Index # 378 79th
Median Household Income # 931 47th
Per Capita Income # 822 53rd

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