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Population (year 2000): 6,543. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,409 (-2.0% change)
Males: 3,084 (47.1%), Females: 3,459 (52.9%)

Dickinson County

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Median resident age: 39.8 years
Median household income: $33,778 (year 2000)
Median house value: $65,800 (year 2000)

Abilene, KS residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Abilene:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.0%)
  • Hispanic (2.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian (1.3%)
  • Black (1.0%)
  • Other race (1.0%)

Ancestries: German (29.7%), Irish (13.6%), English (11.3%), United States (10.5%), Swedish (4.6%), Dutch (4.0%).

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Elevation: 1153 feet

Land area: 4.1 square miles

Abilene,

For population 25 years and over in Abilene

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Abilene city

  • Never married: 18.5%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

2.1% Foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.9% Latin America, 0.2% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +201 (+3.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: KS Wichita, (85.5 miles pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (424.3 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: KS (6.9 miles Enterprise, KS (10.5 miles Solomon, KS Chapman, (13.9 miles Manchester, KS (14.0 miles) , Carlton, KS (16.9 miles) , KS (18.6 miles Hope, Longford, KS (19.0 miles) , KS (19.7 miles Woodbine,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $145,500
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $128,700

Latitude: 38.92 N, Longitude: 97.22 W

Area code: 785


Abilene, Kansas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.9%), Retail trade (17.8%), Manufacturing (14.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +333 (+5.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,099 (62.4%)

Crime in Abilene (2004):
  • 1 murder (15.4 per 100,000)
  • 3 rapes (46.3 per 100,000)
  • 1 robbery (15.4 per 100,000)
  • 21 assaults (323.9 per 100,000)
  • 43 burglaries (663.2 per 100,000)
  • 192 thefts (2961.1 per 100,000)
  • 7 auto thefts (108.0 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 274.3 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.1)

Average climate in Abilene, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Abilene,

Abilene-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.7 miles away from the Abilene city center killed one person and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1972, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Main business address for: DUCKWALL ALCO STORES INC (RETAIL-VARIETY STORES).


Hospital/medical center in Abilene:
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (511 NE TENTH ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Abilene:
  • HERINGTON MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL (about 27 miles; HERINGTON, KS)
  • GEARY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; JUNCTION CITY, KS)
  • SALINA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 29 miles; SALINA, KS)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Abilene:
  • SALINA MUNI (about 32 miles; SALINA, KS; ID: SLN)
  • MANHATTAN RGNL (about 41 miles; MANHATTAN, KS; ID: MHK)
  • HUTCHINSON MUNI (about 75 miles; HUTCHINSON, KS; ID: HUT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Abilene:
  • ABILENE MUNI (about 2 miles; ABILENE, KS; ID: K78)
  • FREEMAN FIELD (about 28 miles; JUNCTION CITY, KS; ID: 3JC)
  • CLAY CENTER MUNI (about 33 miles; CLAY CENTER, KS; ID: CYW)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Judicial and Legal 2 $4,306 $25,836 0 $0
Water Supply 4 $9,779 $29,337 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $3,308 $39,696 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 6 $10,501 $21,002 4 $2,017
Financial Administration 3 $12,522 $50,088 0 $0
Other Government Administration 0 $0   5 $1,218
Other and Unallocable 2 $4,424 $26,544 3 $1,601
Sewerage 11 $24,799 $27,053 0 $0
Police - Other 2 $3,498 $20,988 0 $0
Firefighters 8 $23,690 $35,535 9 $797
Streets and Highways 9 $18,502 $24,669 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 2 $2,708 $16,248 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 14 $43,290 $37,105 0 $0
Totals for Government 64 $161,328 $30,249 21 $5,632


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Abilene:
  • KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 49 miles; MANHATTAN, KS; Full-time enrollment: 19,210)
  • HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 79 miles; HUTCHINSON, KS; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 79 miles; EMPORIA, KS; FT enrollment: 4,528)
  • BUTLER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 80 miles; EL DORADO, KS; FT enrollment: 4,250)
  • WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 87 miles; WICHITA, KS; FT enrollment: 10,403)
  • FRIENDS UNIVERSITY (about 87 miles; WICHITA, KS; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA (about 101 miles; TOPEKA, KS; FT enrollment: 4,472)
Public high school in Abilene:
  • ABILENE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 493; Location: 1300 N CEDAR; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Abilene:
  • ABILENE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 31; Location: 409 N VAN BUREN; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Abilene:
  • ABILENE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 369; Location: 500 NORTHWEST 14TH; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • KENNEDY ELEM (Students: 212; Location: 1501 N KUNEY; Grades: KG - 01)
  • GARFIELD ELEM (Students: 209; Location: 300 N W 7TH; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • MCKINLEY ELEM (Students: 195; Location: 112 N ROGERS; Grades: 02 - 03)
  • BLUE RIDGE ELEM (Students: 63; Location: 1539 HWY 18; Grades: KG - 05)
  • RURAL CENTER ELEM (Students: 37; Location: 902 1400 AVENUE; Grades: KG - 04)
Private primary/middle school in Abilene:
  • ST ANDREW S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 82; Location: 301 SOUTH BUCKEYE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 5)
Library in Abilene:
  • ABILENE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $196,432; Location: 209 NW 4TH; 66,038 books; 532 audio materials; 1,022 video materials; 104 serial subscriptions)
 

Abilene compared to Kansas state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Abilene:
  • KABI (1560 AM; 0 kW; ABILENE, KS; Owner: EBC, INC.)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KINA (910 AM; 1 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KJCK (1420 AM; 1 kW; JUNCTION CITY, KS; Owner: PLATINUM BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Abilene:
  • KSAJ-FM (98.5 FM; ABILENE, KS; Owner: EBC, INC.)
  • KBMP (90.5 FM; ENTERPRISE, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KHCD (89.5 FM; SALINA, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KJCK-FM (97.5 FM; JUNCTION CITY, KS; Owner: PLATINUM BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KCVS (91.7 FM; SALINA, KS; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KSKG (99.9 FM; SALINA, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KYEZ (93.7 FM; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • KJRL (105.7 FM; HERINGTON, KS; Owner: GREAT PLAINS CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC)
  • KBLS (102.5 FM; NORTH FORT RILEY, KS; Owner: EBC, INC.)
  • KILS (92.7 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KANV (91.3 FM; OLSBURG, KS; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS)

TV broadcast stations around Abilene:
  • KAAS-TV (Channel 18; SALINA, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K25DS (Channel 25; JUNCTION CITY, KS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K39BR (Channel 39; JUNCTION CITY, KS; Owner: NORTHEAST KANSAS B/CST.SERVICE,INC.)
  • KTLJ-CA (Channel 6; JUNCTION CITY, KS; Owner: MONTGOMERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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