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Welcome to Abilene ...

The city of Abilene is located in Dickinson County and is the County Seat for Dickinson County.

The location of Abilene has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Abilene refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Abilenian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Abilene has a population of 6,300 people<3> (see below for details).

Abilene is 1,160 feet [354 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Abilene lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Abilene lies within the (785) area code.

The ZIP code for Abilene: 67410<5>

Websites for Abilene ...

Official Website: www.abilenecityhall.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Abilene had an population of 6,300 people. This is a decrease of 7.95% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Abilene had a population of 6,844 people (which is 34.65% of the total population of Dickinson County). This makes Abilene the county's most populous community.

The population of Abilene represents 0.24% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 46th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,844 people, the population of Abilene increased 4.6% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,543 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Abilene.

Communities Also Named Abilene ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Abilene - they are located in Alberta, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Abilene.

Communities near Abilene ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Abilene.

  • Chapman [Dickinson County]
  • Solomon [Dickinson County]
  • Gypsum [Saline County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gypsum have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gypsum
    • Gypsum [Saline County] lies 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Abilene
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gypsum
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gypsum
  • Hope [Dickinson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
    • Hope [Dickinson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Abilene
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Woodbine [Dickinson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbine have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbine
      • Woodbine [Dickinson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Abilene
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodbine
    • New Cambria [Saline County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Cambria have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Cambria
      • New Cambria [Saline County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Abilene
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Cambria
    • Manchester [Dickinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [Dickinson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Abilene
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Longford [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longford have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longford
      • Longford [Clay County] lies 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Abilene
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longford
    • Carlton [Dickinson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carlton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlton
      • Carlton [Dickinson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Abilene
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlton
    • Detroit [Dickinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Detroit
      • Detroit [Dickinson County] lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Abilene
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Detroit

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Abilene. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Abilene.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Abilene. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Abilene.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Abilene. Our list includes 34 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Abilene.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Abilene ...

Looking for more information about Abilene? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Abilene, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Abilene.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Kansas

About Dickinson County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Abilene: www.abilenecityhall.com/

The official website for Dickinson County: www.dkcoks.com/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Abilene refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Abilene may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Abilene.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abilene - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Abilene). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Abilene or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Abilene) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Abilene. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Abilene

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abilene. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9200, Longitude: -97.2222       In this case, the coordinates for Abilene have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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