Abilene, KS


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Abilene is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 6,558 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Abilene is the 47th largest community in Kansas.

Unlike some cities, Abilene isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Abilene are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Abilene is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Abilene who work in office and administrative support (16.72%), sales jobs (7.75%), and teaching (7.01%).

The education level of Abilene citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.84% of adults 25 and older in Abilene have a college degree.

The per capita income in Abilene in 2010 was $25,222, which is upper middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,888 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 Irish, English, European, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Abilene is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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