Abilene metropolitan area
The Abilene metropolitan statistical area is a metropolitan area in west central Texas that covers three counties—Taylor, Jones, and Callahan. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 165,252 (though a 1 July 2016 estimate placed the population at 169,893).
Abilene Metropolitan Area
|• Total||2,757 sq mi (7,140 km2)|
|• Rank||243rd in the U.S.|
|• Density||62/sq mi (24/km2)|
Places with more than 100,000 peopleEdit
- Abilene (Principal city)
Places with 5,000 to 100,000 peopleEdit
Places with 2,500 to 5,000 peopleEdit
Places with 1,000 to 2,500 peopleEdit
Places with fewer than 1,000 peopleEdit
As of the census of 2000, there were 160,245 people, 58,475 households, and 40,799 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 81.52% White, 6.83% African American, 0.57% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 7.78% from other races, and 2.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.15% of the population.
The median income for a household in the MSA was $32,023 and the median income for a family was $37,805. Males had a median income of $27,647 versus $19,523 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $19,523.
There are a few areas in the MSA that are prone to traffic problems. These places are along the US 83 access roads (Clack and Danville) especially on the south side of town, near the mall, on Southwest Drive from Elm Creek to the Winters Freeway, and on S 14th near the Winters Freeway.
- Interstate 20
- I-20 has many business routes through the Abilene Metro Area.