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Abilene, TX
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Abilene profile

Living in Abilene

Abilene is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 127,385 people and 38 associated neighborhoods, Abilene is the 29th largest community in Texas.

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Abilene, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

One thing that you will notice about Abilene is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Abilene a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

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 16.41 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%: 26.40% of adults in Abilene have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Abilene in 2018 was $29,272, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,088 for a family of four. However, Abilene contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Abilene is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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. Abilene also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.63% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Abilene include German, English, Irish, European, and Italian.

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