Abilene is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 6,468 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Abilene is the 53rd largest community in Kansas. Abilene has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Abilene is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Abilene is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Abilene who work in sales jobs (11.17%), teaching (10.74%), and office and administrative support (10.17%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.62 minutes getting to work every day.
The percentage of people in Abilene who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.69% of adults in Abilene have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Abilene in 2018 was $33,069, which is wealthy relative to Kansas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,276 for a family of four. However, Abilene contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Abilene home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Abilene residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Abilene include German, English, Irish, Swedish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Abilene is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.