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.
Abilene is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (15.87%), sales jobs (10.29%), and teaching (7.75%).
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 17.41 minutes getting to work every day.
The population of Abilene overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Abilene, 22.82% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Abilene in 2010 was $26,011, which is upper middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,044 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, Scottish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Abilene is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.