Abilene is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 125,070 people and 38 constituent neighborhoods, Abilene is the 29th largest community in Texas.
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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Abilene who work in office and administrative support (11.78%), sales jobs (10.56%), and management occupations (7.98%).
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.
One of the benefits of Abilene is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.92 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 citizens of Abilene are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.85% of adults in Abilene having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Abilene in 2018 was $25,695, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,780 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 27.14% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Abilene include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Abilene is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.