Abernathy, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Abernathy, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Abernathy had a population of 2,751 as of July 1, 2017. 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: 2409656) 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 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,751
Daytime Population: Workers 320
Daytime Population: Residents 1,580
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,900
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 2,748
Population in Familes 2,427
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 1,278
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $47,234
Average Household Income $62,962
Per Capita Income $22,782


Total Housing Units 1,100 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 703 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 291 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $81,559
Average Home Value $99,001


Total Households 994
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 741
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 -0.31% -0.43%
Households -0.4% -0.47%
Families -0.37% -0.55%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

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, 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 # 597 66th
Population Density # 561 68th
Diversity Index # 343 80th
Median Household Income # 841 52nd
Per Capita Income # 947 46th

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