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Abilene is 11th in Texas out of 389 other cities in Size in square miles

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Abilene Rank Texas US
Current population (2012) 118,887 27th 26,059,203 313,914,040
Size in square miles 106.8 11th 261,231.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,096.2 263rd 96.3 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Abilene Rank Texas US
Residents younger than 5 7.5% 237th 7.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 23.4% 331st 26.8% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 12.5% 157th 10.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Abilene Rank Texas US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 82.2% 181st 80.4% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 22.5% 149th 26.1% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Abilene Rank Texas US
Race - White 75.5% 206th 80.6% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 9.6% 148th 12.3% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.7% 161st 1.0% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.7% 142nd 4.2% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 68th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.3% 59th 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 24.5% 215th 38.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 62.4% 133rd 44.5% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Abilene Rank Texas US
Female residents 49.5% 347th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 5.8% 310th 16.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Abilene Rank Texas US
Housing units 47,783 23rd 10,098,750 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 20.8% 129th 24.0% 25.9%
Households 42,290 23rd 8,667,807 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 58.6% 302nd 64.5% 66.1%
Home median value $88,600 245th $126,400 $186,200
People per household 2.5 340th 2.8 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Abilene Rank Texas US
Income per capita $20,825 214th $25,548 $27,915
Income per household $40,430 245th $50,920 $52,762
Income below poverty line 17.7% 183rd 17.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Abilene Rank Texas US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 10,337 27th 2,164,852 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,897,214 28th $311,334,781 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $16,334 133rd $13,061 $12,990

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