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Abilene, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Abilene had a population of 122,269 as of July 1, 2019. 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 32.4487 and longitude -99.7331 in Taylor County. The formal boundaries for the City of Abilene 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.


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Abilene, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Abilene, TX Housing Affordability Index is 181
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Abilene, TX Wealth Index is 75
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 122,269 (100%)
Population in Households 112,599 (92.1%)
Population in Families 88,651 (72.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 9,670 ( 7.9%)
Population Density 1,146
Diversity Index2 68
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $49,650
Average Household Income $68,853
Per Capita Income $25,905
Wealth Index4 75

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 50,156 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,160 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,479 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,517 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $123,497
Housing Affordability Index3 181
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 45,639
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 29,052
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.47% 0.43%
Households 0.49% 0.45%
Families 0.43% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Abilene, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Abilene to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 28 98th
Population Density # 629 64th
Diversity Index # 367 79th
Median Household Income # 891 49th
Per Capita Income # 763 56th

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