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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. 

 

Population
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Population

Population2000201020202025
Abilene6,5746,8446,6476,391

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Population by Age

Population201020202025
0-4464414381
5-9494422413
10-14499429430
15-19439416393
20-24347361330
25-29394410330
30-34415380388
35-39402394378
40-44404405380
45-49457382395
50-54442408362
55-59428461384
60-64343418430
65-69290385392
70-74257307344
75-79249223255
80-84251183187
85+269251219
18+5,0875,1124,909
Median Age404142

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Population by Race

Abilene2020
Total6,647.000
White Alone92.600
Black Alone1.460
American Indian Alone0.680
Asian Alone0.650
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race1.350
Two or More Races3.260
Hispanic Origin5.940
Diversity Index23.800

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Growth Rate

Abilene2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%-1%
Households0%-1%
Families0%-1%
Median Household Income%1%
Per Capita Income%1%

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020202025
Households2,8462,8782,7932,685
Housing Units3,1023,1433,1173,130
Owner Occupied Units1,8471,784
Renter Occupied Units946902
Vacant Units324445

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Home Value

Abilene20202025
Median Home Value$126,928$138,953
Average Home Value$152,179$162,114
<$50,0006148
$50,000 - $99,999639542
$100,000 - $149,999415387
$150,000 - $199,999298304
$200,000 - $249,999146167
$250,000 - $299,999184223
$300,000 - $399,9995258
$400,000 - $499,9994649
$500,000 - $749,99900
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later15
2000-2009119
1990-1999163
1980-1989254
1970-1979399
1960-1969441
1950-1959466
1940-1949181
1939 or Before1,250

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Income
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Income

Abilene20202025
Median Household$47,899$49,440
Average Household$63,060$67,236
Per Capita$26,448$28,195

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Household Income Base

Abilene2020
<$15,000455
$15,000 - $24,999345
$25,000 - $34,999280
$35,000 - $49,999355
$50,000 - $74,999561
$75,000 - $99,999337
$100,000 - $149,999280
$150,000 - $199,999105
$200,000+75

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+2,943
In-County Residents2,424
Out-of-County Residents519
Drive Alone2,180
Carpooled412
Public Transport0
Work at Home154
Less than 5 minutes296
5-9 minutes1,174
10-14 minutes472
15-19 minutes80
20-24 minutes54
25-29 minutes86
30-34 minutes437
35-39 minutes100
40-44 minutes6
45-59 minutes56
60-89 minutes21
90+ minutes7
Average Travel Time14

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees3,390
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt23
Mining0
Utilities27
Construction86
Manufacturing263
Wholesale Trade44
  
Retail Trade444
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers91
Furn & Home Furnish Str10
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip31
Food & Beverage Stores181
Health/Pers Care Stores23
Gasoline Stations49
Clothing/Accessory Store17
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music11
General Merchandise Str5
Misc Store Retailers23
Nonstore Retailers3
  
Transportation/Warehouse75
Information70
  
Finance & Insurance121
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn53
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv27
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other41
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing50
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv93
Legal Services18
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises3
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt25
Educational Services385
HealthCare/Social Assist592
Arts/Entertainment/Rec205
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs321
Accommodation41
Food Srv/Drinking Places280
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin166
Auto Repair/Maintenance24
Public Administration Emp393

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Educational Attainment (25+)

Abilene2020
Some High School409
Graduated High School1,161
Associates Degree417
Bachelor's Degree892
Graduate Degree365

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses426
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus4
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus3
Construction Bus20
Manufacturing Bus13
Wholesale Trade Bus8
  
Retail Trade Bus66
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus7
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus3
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus5
Food & Beverage Stores Bus12
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus4
Gasoline Stations Bus7
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus6
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus4
General Merchandise Str Bus1
Misc Store Retailers Bus13
Nonstore Retailers Bus4
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus10
Information Bus9
  
Finance & Insurance Bus29
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus7
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus6
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus16
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus22
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus24
Legal Services Bus7
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus6
Educational Services Bus9
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus37
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus16
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus27
Accommodation Bus7
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus20
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus55
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus8
Public Administration Bus53

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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