Abilene, Kansas Population 2021

6,027
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Abilene is a city located in Dickinson County Kansas. It is also the county seat of Dickinson County. With a 2020 population of 6,027, it is the 55th largest city in Kansas and the 4291st largest city in the United States . Abilene is currently declining at a rate of -1.42% annually and its population has decreased by -11.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,844 in 2010. Abilene reached it's highest population of 6,851 in 2010. Spanning over 5 miles, Abilene has a population density of 1,266 people per square mile.

The average household income in Abilene is $67,806 with a poverty rate of 9.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $672 per month, and the median house value is $117,500. The median age in Abilene is 40 years, 41.8 years for males, and 38.6 years for females.

Abilene Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Abilene was:

  • White: 94.39%
  • Two or more races: 2.36%
  • Native American: 1.52%
  • Black or African American: 1.49%
  • Other race: 0.24%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Abilene, Kansas is 6,027 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,288.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,844.

Abilene, Kansas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,00594.39%
Two or More Races1502.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native971.52%
Black or African American951.49%
Some Other Race150.24%
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Abilene Population by Race

Abilene Population Pyramid $2021

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Abilene Median Age

40


Total

41.8


Male

38.6


Female

Abilene Adults

There are 4,872 adults, (1,270 of whom are seniors) in Abilene.

Abilene Age Dependency

76.6

Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Abilene Sex Ratio

Female

3,342

52.53%

Male

3,020

47.47%

Abilene Population by Age

Abilene Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Abilene Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.5%13.5%
Male72.6%27.4%
All68.2%31.8%
Female58%42%
Non Family45.6%54.4%

68.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Abilene Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7552.2768.2
Married1,3973.0586.5
Non Family1,0911.0545.6
Female1433.5758
Male1242.7572.6

2.97

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

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Abilene Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2014.50%
9th to 12th Grade3076.88%
High School Graduate1,47232.99%
Some College98822.14%
Associates Degree3207.17%
Bachelors Degree86519.39%
Graduate Degree3096.93%
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Abilene Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Abilene Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,1013,5931,077
Hispanic14214242
Native American979725
2+ Races878722
Black626230
Other Race1515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 48.39%.

Abilene Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,414$37,148$21,354
Less Than 9th Grade$26,406$30,208$
High School Graduate$26,406$31,313$20,726
Some College$31,205$41,111$21,810
Bachelors Degree$36,010$52,019$28,214
Graduate Degree$44,091$50,893$

$30,414

Average Earnings

$37,148

Average Male

$21,354

Average Female

Abilene Earnings by Educational Attainment

Abilene Language by Age

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Abilene Language

99.36% of Abilene residents speak only English, while 0.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.37% of the population.

Abilene Language

Abilene Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,6304948.77%
Hispanic2713713.65%
Multiple1402517.86%
Native972525.77%

9.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.80%

Male Poverty Rate

10.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Abilene

The race most likely to be in poverty in Abilene is Native, with 25.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Abilene is White, with 8.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.90%.

Abilene Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.94%
Some College10.00%
High School7.76%
Bachelors or Greater6.41%

Abilene Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed40.43%
Female Employed9.89%
Male Employed3.43%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Abilene Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Abilene Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,183$67,806
Families$63,537$91,504
Married Families$72,762-
Non Families$23,750$30,118
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Income by Household Type

Abilene Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.3%

Male Marriage Rate

54.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Abilene Married by Age and Sex

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Abilene Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Abilene Marital Status by Race

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Abilene Marital Status

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540

Number of Veterans

485

Male Veterans

55

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam162
Second Gulf War125
First Gulf War109
World War II71
Korea15

Abilene Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+182
35 to 54137
65 to 7492
55 to 6473
18 to 3456

Abilene Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White50511.02%
2+ Races3532.11%
Hispanic136.99%

Abilene Veterans by Race

Abilene Veterans by Education

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6.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Abilene Veterans by Education

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64.7%

Labor Force Participation

62.5%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Abilene Employment by Age

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Abilene Employment by Race

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Abilene Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.50%

Born in Abilene

98.93%

Native Born

1.07%

Foreign Born

0.25%

Non Citizen

0.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.93% of Abilene residents were born in the United States, with 70.50% having been born in Kansas. 0.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Abilene Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,027-87-1.42%
20206,114-87-1.40%
20196,201-87-1.38%
20186,288-62-0.98%
20176,350-54-0.84%
20166,404-98-1.51%
20156,502-43-0.66%
20146,545-48-0.73%
20136,593-153-2.27%
20126,746-58-0.85%
20116,804-47-0.69%
20106,8513080.46%
20006,5433010.47%
19906,242-330-0.51%
19806,572-89-0.13%
19706,661-85-0.13%
19606,7469711.57%
19505,7751040.18%
19405,671130.02%
19305,6587631.46%
19204,8957771.74%
19104,1186111.62%
19003,507-40-0.11%
18903,5470.00%

Abilene Population by Year