Abilene, TX

125,876 Population
106.6 square miles 1,133.2 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.5%
was 0.5%
Ranked 27th Highest in TX
Population Density
1,133.2
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
48.7%
was 47.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
6.5%
was 5.7%
Ranked 55th Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
23.1%
was 23.0%
Ranked 49th Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
12.9%
was 12.0%
Ranked 13th Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.5
was 3.7
Ranked 9th Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
15.0%
was 19.5%
Ranked 26th Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$44,176
was $43,059
Ranked 49th Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.7
45.9
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
5.7
was 0.8
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
503.4
was 399.5
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,397
was 3,994.1
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
49,389
was 48,040
Ranked 26th Highest in TX
Median Rent
$812
was $720
Ranked 40th Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
282
was 439
 
Occupied Housing Units
42,507
was 42,519
 
Homeownership Rate
54.6%
was 56.4%
Ranked 50th Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
280
was 233
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
463.0
was 450.7
Ranked 55th Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
26.3%
was 22.9%
Ranked 7th Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
2
was 206
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.5
Ranked 44th Highest in TX
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.9
was 9.0
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.4
was 3.7
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
95.0%
was 90.7%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
81.6%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.0%
was 98.7%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
86.7%
was 83.2%
Ranked 50th Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
20.8%
was 24.6%
Ranked 44th Highest in TX

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