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

6,572

Population
Growth Rate

-0.36%

Median Age

42

Diversity Index

23.700

Housing & Income

Households

2,764

Total Housing Units

3,094


Owner Occupied

1,872

Renter Occupied

892

Vacant

330

Median Home Value

$127,048


Average Home Value

$149,546

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.36%


Per Capita Income

1.72%

Income Projection

Median Household

$51,566 $53,964


Average Household

$70,166 $76,527


Per Capita

$29,461 $32,091

Workforce

Total Businesses

428

Total Employed

3,507

Workers 16+

3,105

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

42

Employed

634

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

55

Employed

528

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

60

Employed

420

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

9

Employed

385

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

25

Employed

275

2021 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

13

Employed

250

Some
High School

254

Graduated
High School

1,303

Associates
Degree

367

Bachelor's
Degree

968

Graduate
Degree

295

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

2,487

Non-Resident Commuters

600

Drive Alone

2,283

Carpooled

482

Public

18

Work At Home

143