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Abilene city, Texas

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Abilene city, Texas
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 122,999
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 122,999
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 117,512
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 4.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 117,063
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 9,310
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 6.1%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 54.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $106,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,166
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $426
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $846
Building permits, 2018 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 42,287
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.58
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 73.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 19.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 86.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 71.7%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 85.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 22.1%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 11.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 57.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 58.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 898,344
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,861,865
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,087,352
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,557
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 15.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $46,093
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $22,819
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2016 X
Total employment, 2016 X
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X
All firms, 2012 9,823
Men-owned firms, 2012 5,551
Women-owned firms, 2012 2,991
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,212
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 7,035
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,262
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 7,685
Population per square mile, 2010 1,096.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 106.79
FIPS Code 4801000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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