Abilene, TX Profile: Facts & Data


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Abilene, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Abilene had a population of 123,044 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Abilene, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 123,044
Population in Households 113,377
Population in Familes 89,731
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,667
Population Density2 1,155
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $45,425
Average Household Income $63,322
Per Capita Income $24,581


Total Housing Units 50,377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,060 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,928 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,389 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $115,270
Average Home Value $155,306


Total Households 45,988
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 29,262
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.61% 0.57%
Households 0.65% 0.61%
Families 0.57% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

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, 2018 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 # 634 64th
Diversity Index # 381 78th
Median Household Income # 932 47th
Per Capita Income # 825 53rd

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