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Welcome to Abilene ...

The city of Abilene is located in Taylor County<1> and is the County Seat for Taylor County.

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 122,999 people<3> (see below for details).

Abilene was established in 1881.

The community of Abilene is 1,710 feet [521 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Abilene: (325)

The ZIP codes for Abilene: 79601-79608, 79697-79699<5>

Websites for Abilene ...

Official Website:   www.abilenetx.com/

Junior League:   jrleague.abilene.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Abilene had an population of 122,999 people. This is an increase of 5.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Abilene had a population of 117,063 people (which is 89.02% of the total population of Taylor County). This makes Abilene the county's most populous community.

The population of Abilene represents 0.47% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 25th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 117,063 people, the population of Abilene has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 115,930 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, Kansas 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.

  • Clyde [Callahan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde [Callahan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the east of Abilene
    • Estimated population for 2018: 3,848 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde
  • Merkel [Taylor County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merkel have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merkel
    • Merkel [Taylor County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Abilene
    • Estimated population for 2018: 2,620 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merkel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merkel
  • Baird [Callahan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baird have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baird
    • Baird [Callahan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Abilene
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,506 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baird
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baird
  • Tye [Taylor County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tye have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tye
    • Tye [Taylor County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the west of Abilene
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,309 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tye
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tye
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tuscola [Taylor County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuscola have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscola
      • Tuscola [Taylor County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Abilene
      • Estimated population for 2018: 736 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuscola
    • Hawley [Jones County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawley
      • Hawley [Jones County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Abilene
      • Estimated population for 2018: 618 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hawley
    • Buffalo Gap [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Gap
      • Buffalo Gap [Taylor County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Abilene
      • Estimated population for 2018: 474 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Gap
    • Hamby [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamby
      • Hamby [Taylor County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Abilene
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamby
    • Potosi [Taylor County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potosi have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potosi
      • Potosi [Taylor County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Abilene
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potosi
    • Eula [Callahan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eula
      • Eula [Callahan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Abilene
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eula

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 35 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 located in Texas

About Taylor County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Taylor County: www.taylorcountytexas.org/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Taylor, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Abilene includes: 79601, 79602, 79603, 79604, 79605, 79606, 79607, 79697, 79698 & 79699.
<6>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.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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: 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: 32.4495, Longitude: -99.7330    






















 

 

 

 

 


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