Abilene

Abilene is the county seat of Dickinson County, which is located in north central Kansas. Interstate 70, which runs through Denver and Kansas city, lies in the northern portion of Abilene. Interstate 135, which is the primary north-south route through Kansas, is approximately 25 miles to the west of Abilene. The city is approximately 25 miles from the Cities of Salina (population 45,679) and Junction City (population 18,886). Salina is the primary regional employment center in North Central Kansas. 

A total of 2,369 acres were assessed, this figure does not include land used for public rights-of-way, public drainage structures and railroad rights-of-way. Nearly 40% of the total land area in the city is dedicated to single-family detached residential uses. Manufacturing, warehousing, transportation and utilities include an additional 23% of the land area, which includes the airport property. 

The population of Abilene has been remarkably stable for nearly 50 years.  Abilene is the home of USD 435. There are a total of 5 schools within the District and one parochial school. Abilene is rich in history as we have many historic tourist attractions such as Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, the Heritage Center, Greyhound Hall of Fame, Abilene Smoky Valley Railroad, the Seelye Mansion and Old Abilene Town to name a few. Abilene also hosts the Greyhound Nationals in both the Spring and fall. 

 

Abilene

Population

Total Population

6,324

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

42

Diversity Index

24.500

Housing & Income

Households

2,755

Total Housing Units

3,107


Owner Occupied

1,926

Renter Occupied

829

Vacant

352

Median Home Value

$130,529


Average Home Value

$159,143

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.29%

Income Projection

Median Household

$57,487 $62,626


Average Household

$82,544 $92,052


Per Capita

$35,441 $39,696

Workforce

Total Businesses

445

Total Employed

3,538

Workers 16+

3,169

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

42

Employed

635

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

57

Employed

522

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

61

Employed

420

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

11

Employed

375

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

27

Employed

288

2022 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

20

Employed

246

Some
High School

220

Graduated
High School

1,300

Associates
Degree

389

Bachelor's
Degree

981

Graduate
Degree

290

Average Commute Time

15 min.



Resident Commuters

2,486

Non-Resident Commuters

646

Drive Alone

2,303

Carpooled

453

Public

37

Work At Home

185