Abilene, TX Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 115,930. Estimated population in 2021: 114,757 (-1.0% change)
Males: 58,529 (50.5%), Females: 57,401 (49.5%)

Taylor County

Zip codes: 79601, 79602, 79603, 79605, 79606.

Median resident age: 31.1 years
Median household income: $33,007
Median house value: $61,100

Races in Abilene:

  • White Non-Hispanic (68.8%)
  • Hispanic (19.4%)
  • Black (8.8%)
  • Other race (8.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (12.0%), German (10.2%), English (8.7%), Irish (8.1%), Scottish (2.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%).

Elevation: 1718 feet

Land area: 105.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Abilene

  • High school or higher: 79.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 22.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Abilene city

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 54.0%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

4.1% Foreign born (2.1% Latin America, 1.1% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +9,114 (+8.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Abilene:

  • ABILENE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (4225 WOODS PLACE)
  • ABILENE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (6250 HWY 83-84 AT ANTILLEY ROAD)
  • HENDRICK CENTER FOR EXTENDED CARE (1242 N 19TH ST)
  • HENDRICK MEDICAL CENTER (1242 NORTH 19TH STREET)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Abilene:

  • ABILENE REGIONAL (about 7 miles; ABILENE, TX; Abbreviation: ABI)
  • DYESS AFB (about 8 miles; ABILENE, TX; Abbreviation: DYS)
  • SAN ANGELO REGIONAL/MATHIS FIELD (about 91 miles; SAN ANGELO, TX; Abbreviation: SJT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Abilene:

  • ELMDALE AIRPARK (about 7 miles; ABILENE, TX; Abbreviation: 6F4)
  • ARLEDGE FIELD (about 32 miles; STAMFORD, TX; Abbreviation: F56)
  • TAYLOR (about 38 miles; ALBANY, TX; Abbreviation: 6F5)
Amtrak station:
ABILENE (GREYHOUND STA., 535 CEDAR ST.) – Bus Station

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Abilene:

  • ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 4,380; Location: 1600 Campus Court; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.acu.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,026; Location: 2200 Hickory; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.hsutx.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • MCMURRY UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 1,206; Location: S 14TH AND SAYLES BLVD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mcm.edu)
  • STENOGRAPH INSTITUTE OF TEXAS (Full-time enrollment: 85; Location: 202 PINE ST; Private, for-profit)
  • TEXAS COLLEGE OF COSMETOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 51; Location: 117 SAYLES ST; Private, for-profit)
  • AMERICAN COMMERCIAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 40; Location: 402 BUTTERNUT ST; Private, for-profit; Website: accedu.com)
  • HENDRICK MEDICAL CENTER SCHOOL OF RADIOGRAPHY (Full-time enrollment: 21; Location: 1242 N 19TH; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ehendrick.org/radiography)
  • ALADDIN BEAUTY COLLEGE 8 (Location: 2940 N FIRST; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Abilene:

  • ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 98 miles; SAN ANGELO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,477)
  • TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 108 miles; STEPHENVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,068)
  • MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 128 miles; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,619)
  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 165 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Full-time enrollment: 22,439)
  • CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE (about 165 miles; KILLEEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,777)
  • MIDLAND COLLEGE (about 165 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,800)
  • TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE (about 169 miles; FT WORTH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 15,454)

Schools

Public high schools in Abilene:

  • ABILENE H S (Students: 2,299; Location: 2800 N 6TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • COOPER H S (Students: 2,105; Location: 3639 SAYLES BLVD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WYLIE H S (Students: 854; Location: 4502 ANTILLEY RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • EXCEL ALTER H S (Students: 158; Location: 342 COCKERELL; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Abilene:

  • ABILENE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 318; Location: 2550 N JUDGE ELY BLVD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 75; Location: 301 PALM ST; Grades: PK – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Abilene:

  • LINCOLN MIDDLE (Students: 767; Location: 1699 S 1ST ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MADISON MIDDLE (Students: 759; Location: 3145 BARROW ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CLACK MIDDLE (Students: 699; Location: 1610 CORSICANA AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BOWIE EL (Students: 621; Location: 1733 S 20TH ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • DYESS EL (Students: 614; Location: 402 DELAWARE RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • FRANKLIN MIDDLE (Students: 612; Location: 1200 MERCHANT ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MANN MIDDLE (Students: 589; Location: 2545 MIMOSA DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BASSETTI EL (Students: 579; Location: 5749 HWY 277 S; Grades: PK – 05)
  • BONHAM EL (Students: 535; Location: 4250 POTOMAC AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • THOMAS EL (Students: 530; Location: 1240 LAKESIDE DR; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Abilene:

  • ST JOHNS EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 194; Location: 1600 SHERMAN STREET; Grades: PK – 5)
  • HAPPY DAYS SCHOOL (Students: 74; Location: 1957 SAYLES; Grades: PK – 1)
  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 58; Location: 2933 S 7TH ST; Grades: PK – 6)

Libraries

Library in Abilene:

  • ABILENE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,937,306; Location: 202 CEDAR ST; 181,221 books; 7,661 audio materials; 6,770 video materials; 420 serial subscriptions)

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