Abilene Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Abilene?

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There are 124,691 residents in Abilene, with a median age of 32. Of this, 51.36% are males and 48.64% are females. US-born citizens make up 91.3% of the resident pool in Abilene, while non-US-born citizens account for 4.35%. Additionally, 4.35% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 94,275 people in Abilene currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 124,691 0.4%
Male Population 64,039 0.5%
Female Population 60,652 0.3%
Male population 51.36%
Female population 48.64%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 32 1.3%
Citizen US Born 113,843 0.3%
Citizen not US Born 5,425 -6.3%
Not Citizen 5,423 12.3%
Citizen US Born 91.3%
Citizen not US Born 4.35%
Not Citizen 4.35%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 1,185 29.8%
Moved from Same County 14,555 -4.6%
Moved from Same State 9,695 1.1%
Moved from Different State 3,331 -5.9%
Same House as Last Year 94,275 1.4%
Moved from Abroad 0.96%
Moved from Same County 11.83%
Moved from Same State 7.88%
Moved from Different State 2.71%
Same House as Last Year 76.62%

What are the employment statistics in Abilene?

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White-collar workers make up 76.76% of the working population in Abilene, while blue-collar employees account for 23.24%. There are also 4,400 entrepreneurs in Abilene (7.94% of the workforce); 36,325 workers employed in private companies (65.57%); and 8,399 people working in governmental institutions (15.16%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 42,524 2.2%
Blue Collar 12,878 2.3%
White Collar 76.76%
Blue Collar 23.24%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 4,400 2.6%
Private Companies 36,325 4.0%
Governmental Workers 8,399 0.1%
Not for Profit Companies 6,278 -4.7%
Self Employees 7.94%
Private Companies 65.57%
Governmental Workers 15.16%
Not for Profit Companies 11.33%

How many households are there in Abilene?

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There are a total of 43,607 households in Abilene, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 64.48% of these Abilene households, while non-family units account for the remaining 35.52%. Additionally, 33.09% of households have children and 66.91% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 43,607 1.9%
Average People Per Household 3 -1.2%
Family Households 28,118 2.9%
Non-family Households 15,489 0.2%
Family Households 64.48%
Non-family Households 35.52%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 14,428 1.5%
Households without Children 29,179 2.2%
Households with Children 33.09%
Households without Children 66.91%

What are the median and average incomes in Abilene?

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The average annual household income in Abilene is $70,807, while the median household income sits at $52,518 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $58,979, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $61,713. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $31,670 and $48,380, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $70,807 4.4%
Median Household Income $52,518 3.7%
People below Poverty Level 16,809 -6.9%
People above Poverty Level 93,356 2.3%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Abilene?

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There are 50,003 housing units in Abilene, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1973. Of the 43,607 occupied housing units in Abilene, 53.99% are owner-occupied, while 46.01% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 51.52% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $154,000. In general, housing costs reach $889 per month in Abilene.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 50,003 1.1%
Median Year Built 1973 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 3,240 -5.5%
Built between 1940 and 1949 3,628 1.2%
Built between 1950 and 1959 10,921 0.2%
Built between 1960 and 1969 5,422 -8.6%
Built between 1970 and 1979 6,902 1.1%
Built between 1980 and 1989 8,096 14.0%
Built between 1990 and 1999 4,284 -3.7%
Built between 2000 and 2009 4,295 -2.9%
Built in 2010 or Later 3,215 14.3%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 43,607 1.9%
Owner Occupied 23,542 1.8%
Renter Occupied 20,065 2.1%
Owner Occupied 53.99%
Renter Occupied 46.01%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 12,129 3.7%
Without Mortgage 11,413 -0.1%
Median Value with Mortgage $154,000 7.5%
Median Value without Mortgage $96,300 3.4%
Median Housing Costs per Month $889 1.3%
With Mortgage 51.52%
Without Mortgage 48.48%

What is the level of education in Abilene?

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Approximately 40.37% of the population in Abilene holds a high school degree (that's 38,664 residents), while 26.39% have attained a college certificate (23,734 locals) and 14.27% have a bachelor's degree (13,669 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 3,819 0.6%
Some High School 38,664 -2.0%
Some College 23,734 -1.0%
Associate Degree 7,426 9.3%
Bachelor's Degree 13,669 4.2%
Graduate Degree 6,928 9.7%
No High School 3.99%
Some High School 40.37%
Some College 26.39%
Associate Degree 7.75%
Bachelor's Degree 14.27%
Graduate Degree 7.23%

What is the marital status of Abilene residents?

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A total of 37,465 people in Abilene have never been married (which represents 37.28% of the total population), while 46,392 of them are wedded (46.16%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 2,618 (2.6%) and 11,186 (11.13%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 37,465 1.1%
Married 46,392 1.5%
Separated 2,618 -11.1%
Widowed 5,460 -4.8%
Divorced 11,186 -2.3%
Never Married 37.28%
Married 46.16%
Separated 2.6%
Widowed 5.43%
Divorced 11.13%

What are the most common means of transportation in Abilene?

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The top three means of transportation people in Abilene use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 52,170 residents commute by car, 1,532 prefer going to work by walking and 463 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 52,170 -0.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 463 17.2%
Bicycle 191 -3.1%
Motorcycle 136 17.2%
TaxiCab 70 -9.1%
Walk 1,532 17.9%

What is the median and average household income in Abilene by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
79601 27,385 7,654 $46,468.00 $57,929.00
79602 26,033 8,798 $69,651.00 $92,794.00
79603 23,602 8,501 $43,614.00 $55,897.00
79605 28,259 10,980 $49,793.00 $72,564.00
79606 25,568 10,527 $65,113.00 $83,385.00
79699 118 0 $0.00 $0.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.
Zip codes included in this demographic data: 79601 79602 79603 79605 79606 79699

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