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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

Population2000201020222027
Abilene6,5066,8166,3246,276

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

Population by Age

Population201020222027
0-4448381365
5-9482397399
10-14498401419
15-19438391377
20-24333326313
25-29383376316
30-34402368368
35-39395372380
40-44403390373
45-49467352401
50-54459371342
55-59419422368
60-64351407408
65-69301382395
70-74265310353
75-79253244273
80-84254184200
85+265247226
18+5,0924,8914,853
Median Age404243

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

Population by Race

Abilene2022
Total6,324.000
White Alone91.750
Black Alone0.950
American Indian Alone0.360
Asian Alone0.320
Pacific Islander Alone0.140
Some Other Race1.380
Two or More Races5.110
Hispanic Origin5.610
Diversity Index24.500

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

Growth Rate

Abilene2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%2%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020222027
Households2,8502,8962,7552,746
Housing Units3,1043,1593,1073,100
Owner Occupied Units1,9261,939
Renter Occupied Units829807
Vacant Units352354

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

Home Value

Abilene20222027
Median Home Value$130,529$140,262
Average Home Value$159,143$168,727
<$50,0007463
$50,000 - $99,999629552
$100,000 - $149,999425439
$150,000 - $199,999333352
$200,000 - $249,999130148
$250,000 - $299,999196225
$300,000 - $399,9994752
$400,000 - $499,9997690
$500,000 - $749,99942
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later18
2000-2009147
1990-1999144
1980-1989198
1970-1979365
1960-1969373
1950-1959588
1940-1949254
1939 or Before1,231

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

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Income
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Income

Abilene20222027
Median Household$57,487$62,626
Average Household$82,544$92,052
Per Capita$35,441$39,696

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

Household Income Base

Abilene2022
<$15,000316
$15,000 - $24,999278
$25,000 - $34,999200
$35,000 - $49,999363
$50,000 - $74,999560
$75,000 - $99,999352
$100,000 - $149,999381
$150,000 - $199,999163
$200,000+142

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+3,169
In-County Residents2,486
Out-of-County Residents646
Drive Alone2,303
Carpooled453
Public Transport37
Work at Home185
Less than 5 minutes344
5-9 minutes1,069
10-14 minutes566
15-19 minutes140
20-24 minutes72
25-29 minutes85
30-34 minutes424
35-39 minutes155
40-44 minutes38
45-59 minutes15
60-89 minutes68
90+ minutes8
Average Travel Time15

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees3,538
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt22
Mining0
Utilities39
Construction86
Manufacturing245
Wholesale Trade39
  
Retail Trade420
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers110
Furn & Home Furnish Str5
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip31
Food & Beverage Stores163
Health/Pers Care Stores12
Gasoline Stations44
Clothing/Accessory Store11
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music11
General Merchandise Str10
Misc Store Retailers23
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse67
Information206
  
Finance & Insurance133
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn61
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv33
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other39
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing47
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv102
Legal Services19
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises3
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt29
Educational Services375
HealthCare/Social Assist635
Arts/Entertainment/Rec68
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs288
Accommodation42
Food Srv/Drinking Places246
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin184
Auto Repair/Maintenance29
Public Administration Emp522

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

Educational Attainment (25+)

Abilene2022
Some High School220
Graduated High School1,300
Associates Degree389
Bachelor's Degree981
Graduate Degree290

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses445
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus4
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus4
Construction Bus21
Manufacturing Bus12
Wholesale Trade Bus7
  
Retail Trade Bus61
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus6
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus2
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus5
Food & Beverage Stores Bus11
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus3
Gasoline Stations Bus6
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus5
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus4
General Merchandise Str Bus2
Misc Store Retailers Bus13
Nonstore Retailers Bus4
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus7
Information Bus11
  
Finance & Insurance Bus33
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus9
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus7
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus17
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus23
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus26
Legal Services Bus7
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus7
Educational Services Bus11
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus42
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus14
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus27
Accommodation Bus7
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus20
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus56
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus9
Public Administration Bus57

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-11

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