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Welcome to Abilene ...
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 2017, Abilene has a population of 121,885 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
Abilene is within the boundaries of the (325) area code.
The ZIP codes for Abilene: 79601-79608, 79697-79699<5>
Population Details ...
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 (with a count of 115,930 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Abilene had an population of 121,885 people. This is an increase of 4.12% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.14% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Abilene.
Communities near Abilene ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Abilene and not the distance if driven.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Abilene:
Websites 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 ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019