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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.

Abilene is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Abilene, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

Another interesting thing about Abilene, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

One of the benefits of Abilene is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.41 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

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.