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Downtown Abilene, Texas, United States. August 17, 2007. Photo:
Abilene ( /ˈæbəliːn/
is a city in
Jones counties in west central
Texas. The population was 117,063
2010 census. It is the principal
city of the
Abilene Metropolitan Statistical Area,
which had a 2006 estimated population of 158,063. It is the
county seat of Taylor County.
Dyess Air Force Base is located on
the west side of the city.
Interstate 20, between exits 279 on
its western edge and 292 on the east. Abilene is 150 miles (240 km)
Fort Worth, Texas. The city is
looped by I-20 to the north, US 83/84 on the west, and Loop 322 to
the east. A railroad divides the city down the center into north and
south. The historic downtown area is on the north side of the
The fastest-growing sections of the city are
growing to the southwest, along Southwest Drive, the Winters
Freeway, and the Buffalo Gap Road corridor; the southeast, along
Loop 322, Oldham Lane, Industrial Drive, and Maple Street; and in
the northeast near the intersection of SH 351 and I-20. Many
developments have begun in these
three areas within the last few years. There are three lakes in the
city, Lytle Lake on the western edge of
Abilene Regional Airport, Kirby
Lake on the southeast corner of the US 83/84 & Loop 322 interchange,
Lake Fort Phantom Hill in Jones
County in north Abilene.
Abilene is located at
/ 32.44639; -99.74556
(32.446425, -99.745482),160 miles (257 km) west by south of Fort
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the
city has a total area of 110.6 square miles (286.5 km²), of which,
105.1 square miles (272.3 km²) of it is land and 5.5 square miles
(14.2 km²) of it is water (4.95%).
Abilene falls near the boundary between the
humid subtropical climate and the
semi-arid steppe climate.
The median income for a household in the city was
$33,007, and the median income for a family was $40,028. Males had a
median income of $28,078 versus $20,918 for females. The
per capita income for the city was
$16,577. About 10.9% of families and 15.4% of the population were
poverty line, including 18.6% of
those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2010 census Abilene had a population of
117,063. The racial and ethnic makeup of the population was 62.4%
non-Hispanic white, 9.6% black or African-American, 0.7% Native
American, 1.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% non-Hispanic
reporting some other race, 3.3% two or more races and 24.5% Hispanic
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