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Abilene, TX Metro Area


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2022 population: 179,308   ( 14,056 from 2010)
Land area: 2743.5 square miles
Population density: 65.4 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:112,213 62.58% 0.5%
Black:13,6667.62% 18.3%
Indian:8020.45% 22.4%
Asian:3,2571.82% 46.5%
2+ races:4,1472.31% 47.5%
Hispanic:45,22325.22% 28.8%
Total non-White:67,09537.42% 27.8%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:4,866 13.8
Deaths:5,06314.3
Net Migration: 2,3616.7
Net Immigration: 5251.5
Change in White population:-522 -0.3
Change in Non-White pop.:14,578 8.8




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
165,252
112,73568.22%
11,5496.99%
6550.40%
2,2231.35%
2,8121.70%
35,10821.25%
52,51731.78%

2000
160,245
117,57373.37%
10,6386.64%
6180.39%
1,7241.08%
2,0651.29%
27,48617.15%
42,67226.63%

1990
148,004
117,77879.58%
7,9015.34%
3910.26%
1,6741.13%
n/a
20,26013.69%
30,22620.42%

1980
139,192
114,05081.94%
7,4205.33%
3090.22%
1,2440.89%
n/a
15,98611.48%
25,14218.06%

1970
122,164
104,63485.65%
5,7334.69%
1140.09%
1670.14%
n/a
11,2579.21%
17,530 14.35%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
22,115 13.8
14,1298.8
-8,030-5.0
7560.5
-4,838 -3.0
9,845 6.1
1990's
NumberRate
23,767 16.1
14,2079.6
-6,444-4.4
1,8731.3
-205 -0.1
12,446 8.4
1980's
NumberRate
28,277 20.3
13,349 9.6
-5,735 -4.1
n/a
3,728 2.7
5,084 3.7
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
5,055 4.1
n/a
9,416 7.7
7,612 6.2

Age, Family & Household Data for Abilene, TX Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
34.2
41,281 23.0%
138,027 77.0%
26,893 15.0%
65,075
2.51
42,967 66.0%
32,172 74.9%
4,639 10.8%
22,108 34.0%

2010
NumberPercent
34.4
39,117 23.7%
126,135 76.3%
22,583 13.7%
62,206
2.49
41,575 66.8%
31,044 74.7%
4,468 10.7%
20,631 33.2%

2000
NumberPercent
33.6
41,680 26.0%
118,565 74.0%
20,698 12.9%
58,477
2.54
41,048 70.2%
32,845 80.0%
4,092 10.0%
17,429 29.8%

1990
NumberPercent
31.5
40,463 27.3%
107,541 72.7%
19,436 13.1%
53,953
2.61
39,177 72.6%
33,337 85.1%
2,766 7.1%
14,776 27.4%

1980
NumberPercent
29.3
38,631 27.8%
100,561 72.2%
17,044 12.2%
49,001
2.68
37,052 75.6%
32,664 88.2%
2,057 5.6%
11,949 24.4%

2022 Housing Data for Abilene, TX Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units74,540 
Median Value$158,580 
Occupied65,07587.3%
Vacant9,46512.7%
Owned40,83162.7%
Rented24,24437.3%
Median Rent$1,037 
Single-Family Units55,48274.4%
    Detached53,68172.0%
    Attached1,8012.4%
Buldings with 5+ Units9,02412.1%
Mobile Homes5,0896.8%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Abilene, TX Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0003,2255.0%
$10,000 to $14,9992,9544.5%
$15,000 to $19,9992,6414.1%
$20,000 to $24,9992,7494.2%
$25,000 to $29,9993,1754.9%
$30,000 to $34,9992,7714.3%
$35,000 to $39,9992,6944.1%
$40,000 to $44,9992,8234.3%
$45,000 to $49,9992,5573.9%
$50,000 to $59,9995,9799.2%
$60,000 to $74,9996,94110.7%
$75,000 to $99,9998,93413.7%
$100,000 to $124,9996,3429.7%
$125,000 to $149,9994,0196.2%
$150,000 to $199,9994,2076.5%
$200,000 or more3,0644.7%
Median Household Income61,753 
Per Capita Income30,583 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.78 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI2,7614.2%
Public Assistance7741.2%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps7,99312.3%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed54,76764.7%
Unemployed1,5871.9%
In Armed Forces3,7664.4%
Total Labor Force60,12071.0%
Not in Labor Force24,57329.0%
Real Unemployment Rate 30.9%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector27,42322,75954.6%
Non-Profit2,6176,09630.0%
Self-Employed4,6492,51764.9%
Local Government2,4434,27536.4%
State Government1,9461,96049.8%
Federal Government1,15384357.8%
Total Private + Self32,07225,27655.9%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.8,15913,17438.2%
Total40,23138,45051.1%
Pct. Govt.16.0%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts9,79312.4%
Sales and Office Occupations17,06521.7%
Professional, Technical17,85222.7%
Service Occupations15,29419.4%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing3060.4%
All others18,77423.8%
White Collar 56.8%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance12,53218.9%
Retail trade10,07515.2%
Educational services9,26414.0%
Construction5,8898.9%
Manufacturing5,2077.9%
Accommodation and food services5,1697.8%
Public administration4,7307.1%
Finance and insurance4,3146.5%
Other services3,9295.9%
Transportation and warehousing3,4275.2%
Professional, scientific, technical3,1084.7%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.3,0914.7%
Wholesale trade1,4702.2%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1,4242.2%
Real estate and rental and leasing1,2231.8%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1,0401.6%
Arts, entertainment, recreation1,0391.6%
Utilities9731.5%
Information8571.3%
Management170.0%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Abilene, TX Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican37,94821.48%
Puerto Rican8090.46%
Cuban4310.24%
Dominican60.00%
Total Central American1,1790.67%
Costa Rican110.01%
Guatemalan1640.09%
Honduran1230.07%
Nicaraguan3780.21%
Panamanian320.02%
Salvadoran4710.27%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American3720.21%
Argentinean190.01%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian2350.13%
Ecuadorian230.01%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian350.02%
Uruguayan110.01%
Venezuelan490.03%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic2,8561.62%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Filipino1,1510.65%
Vietnamese6440.36%
Korean4260.24%
Chinese2160.12%
Indian2110.12%
Japanese1780.10%
Bhutanese1390.08%
Taiwanese1050.06%
Cambodian890.05%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English138,52183.8%
Spanish21,60413.1%
Other8390.5%
French, Haitian, Cajun7900.5%
German, other Germanic7070.4%
Tagalog5690.3%
Other Indo-European5450.3%
Vietnamese5240.3%
Other Asian3880.2%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German18,12110.3%
Irish16,6659.4%
English16,4709.3%
American10,3715.9%
European4,7162.7%
Scottish2,9591.7%
Italian2,9451.7%
French2,3871.4%
Scotch-Irish2,1831.2%
Polish1,8131.0%
Other Subsaharan African1,4390.8%
Dutch1,1620.7%
Norwegian1,1190.6%
Swedish1,1170.6%
British9370.5%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen169,87796.2%
Not a citizen6,7793.8%
Native165,31793.6%
Foreign-born11,3396.4%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Abilene, TX Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
4,376 3.9%7,934 7.1%34,936 31.3%35,453 31.8%19,008 17.0%9,845 8.8%
  Average years of education: 13.2
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 4,376 3.9%
9-12 Years 7,934 7.1%
H.S. Grad or GED 34,936 31.3%
Some College 35,453 31.8%
Bach. Degree 19,008 17.0%
Grad Degree 9,845 8.8%
Average years of education: 13.2

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Abilene, TX Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 137,060 128,870 8,190 6.0%
1991 138,714 131,372 7,342 5.3%
1992 142,078 134,196 7,882 5.5%
1993 145,142 137,334 7,808 5.4%
1994 147,852 140,500 7,352 5.0%
1995 152,390 144,950 7,440 4.9%
1996 154,230 147,000 7,230 4.7%
1997 153,088 147,078 6,010 3.9%
1998 153,982 148,294 5,688 3.7%
1999 151,910 146,120 5,790 3.8%
2000 150,850 144,510 6,340 4.2%
2001 150,830 144,092 6,738 4.5%
2002 155,318 147,452 7,866 5.1%
2003 159,126 150,626 8,500 5.3%
2004 159,206 151,690 7,516 4.7%
2005 160,824 153,962 6,862 4.3%
2006 162,966 156,354 6,612 4.1%
2007 160,062 154,282 5,780 3.6%
2008 164,168 157,890 6,278 3.8%
2009 165,844 156,232 9,612 5.8%
2010 153,098 142,374 10,724 7.0%
2011 153,546 142,842 10,704 7.0%
2012 152,282 143,484 8,798 5.8%
2013 152,546 144,210 8,336 5.5%
2014 151,870 145,208 6,662 4.4%
2015 149,556 143,750 5,806 3.9%
2016 149,514 143,618 5,896 3.9%
2017 151,520 145,916 5,604 3.7%
2018 153,838 148,742 5,096 3.3%
2019 157,260 152,576 4,684 3.0%
2020 155,730 147,062 8,668 5.6%
2021 159,118 151,874 7,244 4.6%
2022 161,952 156,408 5,544 3.4%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com