Abilene, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Abilene, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Abilene had a population of 6,710 as of July 1, 2017. Abilene ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Abilene is located at latitude 38.9239 and longitude -97.2241 in Dickinson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Abilene (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dickinson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,155 feet.

The City of Abilene (GNIS ID: 485539) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Abilene population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Abilene, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,710
Population in Households 6,582
Population in Familes 5,184
Population in Group Qrtrs 128
Population Density1 1,435
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 2,827
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,741
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,164 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,909 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 918 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 337 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $143,584
Average Home Value $160,456


Median Household Income $55,289
Average Household Income $66,672
Per Capita Income $28,238
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.27% -0.42%
Households -0.25% -0.38%
Families -0.31% -0.49%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Abilene, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Abilene to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 51 93rd
Population Density1 # 126 81st
Diversity Index2 # 220 68th
Median Household Income # 189 72nd
Per Capita Income # 198 71st

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