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

6,647

Population
Growth Rate

-0.28%

Median Age

41

Diversity Index

23.800

Housing & Income

Households

2,793

Total Housing Units

3,117


Owner Occupied

1,847

Renter Occupied

946

Vacant

324

Median Home Value

$126,928


Average Home Value

$152,179

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.29%


Per Capita Income

1.29%

Income Projection

Median Household

$47,899 $49,440


Average Household

$63,060 $67,236


Per Capita

$26,448 $28,195

Workforce

Total Businesses

426

Total Employed

3,390

Workers 16+

2,943

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

37

Employed

592

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

66

Employed

444

2020 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

53

Employed

393

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

9

Employed

385

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

27

Employed

321

2020 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

20

Employed

280

Some
High School

409

Graduated
High School

1,161

Associates
Degree

417

Bachelor's
Degree

892

Graduate
Degree

365

Average Commute Time

14 min.



Resident Commuters

2,424

Non-Resident Commuters

519

Drive Alone

2,180

Carpooled

412

Public

0

Work At Home

154