Abilene, TX

128,272 Population
106.6 square miles 1,150.5 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.5%
was 0.5%
Ranked 27th Highest in TX
Population Density
1,150.5
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
47.1%
was 47.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
6.7%
was 5.7%
Ranked 54th Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
22.8%
was 23.0%
Ranked 52nd Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
12.4%
was 12.0%
Ranked 22nd Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.5
was 3.7
Ranked 9th Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
19.6%
was 19.5%
Ranked 43rd Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$44,108
was $43,059
Ranked 45th Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
44.8
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
50,032
was 48,040
Ranked 26th Highest in TX
Median Rent
$911
was $720
Ranked 34th Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
282
was 439
 
Occupied Housing Units
42,424
was 42,519
 
Homeownership Rate
52.7%
was 56.4%
Ranked 39th Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
280
was 233
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
469.0
was 450.7
Ranked 54th Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
27.5%
was 22.9%
Ranked 3rd Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
2
was 206
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.7
was 2.5
Ranked 42nd 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
94.3%
was 90.7%
Ranked 14th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
80.1%
Ranked 24th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.0%
was 98.7%
Ranked 16th Highest in TX

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
85.9%
was 83.2%
Ranked 22nd Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
20.9%
was 24.6%
Ranked 45th Highest in TX

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