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Population in 2012: 6,771 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.5%
 

Males: 3,311  (48.9%)
Females: 3,460  (51.1%)

Median resident age:  39.6 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67410.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,189 (it was $33,778 in 2000)
Abilene:

$51,189
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,396

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $116,824 (it was $65,400 in 2000)
Abilene:

$116,824
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $124,735; Detached houses: $126,764; Townhouses or other attached units: $127,273; In 2-unit structures: $149,554; Mobile homes: $62,346

Median gross rent in 2012: $567.

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  • White alone - 6,178 (90.5%)
  • Two or more races - 310 (4.5%)
  • Hispanic - 244 (3.6%)
  • Black alone - 68 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 17 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 9 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Abilene: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (29.6%), English (11.9%), Irish (10.8%), United States (4.4%), French (3.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1869

Elevation: 1153 feet

Land area: 4.13 square miles.

Population density: 1,640 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Abilene:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Abilene city:

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 55.9%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

43 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.6%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Abilene, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Abilene to the number of sex offenders is 521 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,389 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,578 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Topeka, KS (82.6 miles , pop. 122,377).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Wichita, KS (85.4 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (424.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Detroit, KS (2.3 miles) , Enterprise, KS (2.3 miles ), Talmage, KS (2.8 miles) , Solomon, KS (2.9 miles ), Chapman, KS (3.3 miles ), Manchester, KS (3.6 miles) , New Cambria, KS (4.0 miles) , Kipp, KS (4.0 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $180,700
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $198,800
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $196,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $200,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 38.92 N, Longitude: 97.22 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +366 (+5.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,637 (52.6%)

Area code: 785

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Crime rates in Abilene by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 100100000
per 100,000 15.40.00.015.60.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 331625214
per 100,000 46.346.715.593.531.978.331.814.558.2
Robberies 100000211
per 100,000 15.40.00.00.00.00.031.814.514.5
Assaults 21911312111058
per 100,000 323.9140.215.5202.5191.3172.3159.172.6116.4
Burglaries 431931334133304231
per 100,000 663.2296.0480.3514.1653.5517.0477.4609.8451.0
Thefts 192136233221259246230187178
per 100,000 2961.12119.03610.23442.94128.13854.03660.12715.32589.5
Auto thefts 7510171110654
per 100,000 108.077.9154.9264.8175.3156.795.572.658.2
Arson 526154210
per 100,000 77.131.293.015.679.762.731.814.50.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.5) 317.0180.7210.1348.2294.5306.1259.4191.4218.3

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Crime rate in Abilene detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 19 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
Kansas average:

2.68

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Abilene, Kansas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.5%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Information (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Abilene-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 171% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F5 (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 F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.7 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Abilene-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dickinson County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Abilene topographic map

Birthplace of: Curtis D. Summers - Engineer and roller coaster designer, Everett W. Stewart - World War II flying ace, Harry Beaumont - Director, Hy Vandenberg - Major League Baseball pitcher, Ralph Faulkner - Fencer.

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Abilene:

  • HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE OF DICKINSON COUNTY (Home Health Center, 511 NE 10TH STREET)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, 511 NE 10TH ST)
  • ABILENE NURSING CTR (Nursing Home, 705 N BRADY STREET)
  • INFINIA AT ABILENE INC (Nursing Home, 1601 W 1ST ST)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LTCU (VILLAGE MANOR) (Nursing Home, 705 N BRADY ST)

Political contributions by individuals in Abilene, KS

Airports located in Abilene:


Local government website: www.jc.net/~cityhall

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Abilene:

  • Kansas State University (about 39 miles; Manhattan, KS; Full-time enrollment: 18,850)
  • Emporia State University (about 67 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,068)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 71 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • Butler Community College (about 79 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • Washburn University (about 82 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 4,484)
  • Wichita State University (about 84 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • University of Kansas (about 106 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 24,411)

Public high school in Abilene:

Private high school in Abilene:

  • ABILENE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 39; Location: 409 N VAN BUREN; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Abilene:

Private elementary/middle school in Abilene:

  • ST ANDREW'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 109; Location: 301 S BUCKEYE AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
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Library in Abilene:

  • ABILENE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $306,176; Location: 209 NW 4TH; 51,166 books; 1,251 audio materials; 1,390 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 93 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Abilene: Covered Wagon Recreational Vehicle Resort (A), Abilene Water Plant (B), Eisenhower Park Fairgrounds (C), Eisenhower Center (D), Dickinson County Sheriff's Department Jail (E), Dickinson County Sheriff's Department (F), Abilene Police Department (G), Dickinson County Jail (H), Dickinson County Courthouse (I), Carnegie Library (J), Abilene City Hall (K), Grant Township Fire District 1 Abilene Station (L), Dickinson County Emergency Medical Services Abilene (M), Dickinson County Health Department (N), Greyhound Hall of Fame (O), Dwight D Eisenhower Place of Meditation (P), Dwight D Eisenhower Museum (Q), Dwight D Eisenhower Boyhood Home (R), Jeffcoat Photography Museum (S), Lebold Mansion (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Abilene include: First Southern Baptist Church (A), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (B), Abilene Bible Baptist Church (C), First Church of the Resurrection (D), Community Bible Church (E), Emmanuel United Methodist Church (F), Abilene Brethren In Christ Church (G), Emmanuel Evangelical Church (H), First Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Abilene Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Abilene: Abilene City Park Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Fashion Museum (212 North Broadway Street), Dickinson County Historical Society (Museums; 412 South Campbell Street), Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad (Museums; 200 Northeast 5th Street), Seelye Mansion (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1105 North Buckeye Avenue), Museum of Independent Telephony (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 412 South Campbell Street), Old Abilene Town (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 100 Southeast 5th Street), Abilene Area Chamber of Commerce (500 North Buckeye Avenue), Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau (201 Northwest 2nd Street).

Hotels: Best Western Presidents Inn (2210 North Buckeye), Brookville Hotel (105 East Lafayette Avenue), Days Inn Abilene's Pride (1709 North Buckeye Avenue), Four Seasons RV Acres (2502 Mink Road), Gold Mine Club (1709 North Buckeye Avenue), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (110 East Lafayette Avenue), Abilene Super 8 Motel (2207 N Buckeye Ave), Victorian Reflections Bed & Breakfast Inn (820 Northwest 3rd Street), Super 8 Abilene Ks (2207 North Buckeye Avenue).

Courts: Dickinson-County - District Court- Clerk Of District Court (Courthouse), Dickinson-County - Community Corrections- Court Services Ofc (Courthouse).

 
Dickinson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Abilene and their reported violations in the past:

ABILENE, CITY OF (Population served: 12865, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-1998 and SEP-1998, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-27-1995), St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-1998), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-1998), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-1999)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-1998 and JUN-1998, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-27-1995), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-14-1998), St Public Notif requested (MAY-14-1998), St Public Notif received (JUN-24-1998), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-1999)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-1998 and MAR-1998, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-01-1995), St BCA signed (OCT-27-1995), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-27-1995), St Public Notif requested (FEB-27-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-27-1998), St Public Notif received (APR-28-1998), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-1999)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-1997 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-01-1995), St BCA signed (OCT-27-1995), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-27-1995), St Public Notif requested (DEC-17-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-17-1997), St Public Notif received (JAN-08-1998), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-1999)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-1997 and SEP-1997, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-01-1995), St BCA signed (OCT-27-1995), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-27-1995), St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-30-1997), St Public Notif received (OCT-10-1997), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-1999)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-1997 and JUN-1997, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-01-1995), St BCA signed (OCT-27-1995), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-27-1995), St Public Notif requested (JUN-05-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-05-1997), St Public Notif received (JUL-23-1997), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-1999)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-01-1995), St BCA signed (OCT-27-1995), St Public Notif requested (NOV-22-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-22-1996), St Public Notif received (DEC-19-1996), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1993 and OCT-11-1993, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-07-1993), St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-1993), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-1993), St Compliance achieved (OCT-11-1993), St Public Notif received (OCT-19-1993)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1992 and OCT-11-1993, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-07-1993), St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-1993), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-1993), St Compliance achieved (OCT-11-1993), St Public Notif received (OCT-19-1993)
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.5%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 22.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.0% for American Indian residents, 6.7% for other race residents, 53.4% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.9%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.3%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Abilene, KS

People in group quarters in Abilene in 2010:

  • 90 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 38 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 5 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Abilene in 2000:

  • 88 people in nursing homes
  • 13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Abilene compared to Kansas state average:

Abilene, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Abilene (2011 data):

  • Pinnacle Bank: Kansas-Abilene Branch, North Branch, Drive-In-walk-up Branch. Info updated 2010/12/10: Bank assets: $3,171.2 mil, Deposits: $2,710.9 mil, headquarters in Lincoln, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 60 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Bancorp, Inc.
  • The Solomon State Bank: Abilene Branch at 501 North Cedar, branch established on 1990/01/16. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $185.0 mil, Deposits: $149.8 mil, headquarters in Solomon, KS, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Solomon Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Bank Kansas: at 1410 North Buckeye, branch established on 2005/12/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $256.6 mil, Deposits: $227.8 mil, headquarters in Salina, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Ottawa Bancshares, Inc.
  • UMB National Bank of America: Abilene Branch at 400 North Broadway, branch established on 1906/10/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $825.6 mil, Deposits: $401.1 mil, headquarters in Salina, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Umb Financial Corporation
  • Astra Bank: Abilene Branch at 418 N.W. Third, branch established on 1987/06/30. Info updated 2009/07/09: Bank assets: $184.6 mil, Deposits: $150.9 mil, headquarters in Scandia, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: First Belleville Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Abilene, Kansas:

  • Super 8 Motel, Inc Abline, 2207 N Buckeye, Abilene, KS 67410 , Phone: (785) 263-4545
  • America's Best Value Inn, 2210 N Buckeyeavenue, Abilene, KS 67410 , Phone: (785) 263-2050, Fax: (785) 263-7230
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 110 E Lafayette Ave, Abilene, KS 67410 , Phone: (785) 263-4049
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Abilene, Kansas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Abilene travel time to work - commute


Abilene mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Abilene city (based on Dickinson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.27%
Here52.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents31.2%20.3%8.6%8.3%5.4%
Congregations23.2%8.9%5.4%7.1%5.4%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)Brethren in Christ ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents5.4%4.8%2.9%2.9%10.0%
Congregations5.4%8.9%5.4%5.4%25.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

2.11 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Dickinson County:

2.11 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

5.27 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Dickinson County:

7.91 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.7%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.1%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Dickinson County:

8.5%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,483$41,7960$0
Other Government Administration 3$12,633$50,5325$551
Judicial and Legal 2$3,746$22,4760$0
Police Protection - Officers 15$49,408$39,5260$0
Police - Other 3$6,350$25,4000$0
Firefighters 9$31,895$42,5279$1,085
Streets and Highways 9$21,192$28,2560$0
Welfare 0$0 2$1,452
Solid Waste Management 2$3,330$19,9800$0
Sewerage 2$4,570$27,4200$0
Parks and Recreation 7$16,231$27,82512$4,756
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$9,221$36,8841$797
Water Supply 5$11,506$27,6140$0
Other and Unallocable 2$5,606$33,6362$921
Totals for Government 63$179,171$34,12831$9,562

Abilene government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $553,000 ($81.67)
    Air Transportation: $105,000 ($15.51)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $1,142,000 ($168.66)
    Police Protection: $897,000 ($132.48)
    Water Utilities: $704,000 ($103.97)
    Sewerage: $611,000 ($90.24)
    Local Fire Protection: $574,000 ($84.77)
    Regular Highways: $427,000 ($63.06)
    Central Staff Services: $389,000 ($57.45)
    General - Other: $247,000 ($36.48)
    Libraries: $196,000 ($28.95)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $104,000 ($15.36)
    Housing and Community Development: $95,000 ($14.03)
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000 ($9.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $63,000 ($9.30)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $60,000 ($8.86)
    Air Transportation: $30,000 ($4.43)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $77,000 ($11.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $442,000 ($65.28)
    Sewerage: $186,000 ($27.47)
    General - Other: $64,000 ($9.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $41,000 ($6.06)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($2.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($1.62)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($0.15)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,096,000 ($309.56)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $130,000 ($19.20)

Abilene government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $808,000 ($119.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $56,000 ($8.27)
    Air Transportation: $8,000 ($1.18)
    All Other: $5,000 ($0.74)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $94,000 ($13.88)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $675,000 ($99.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $187,000 ($27.62)
    Special Assessments: $162,000 ($23.93)
    Interest Earnings: $133,000 ($19.64)
    General Revenue, NEC: $102,000 ($15.06)
    Donations From Private Sources: $61,000 ($9.01)
    Sale of Property: $32,000 ($4.73)
    Rents: $24,000 ($3.54)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,308,000 ($193.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $245,000 ($36.18)
    All Other: $90,000 ($13.29)
    General Local Government Support: $61,000 ($9.01)
  • Tax - Property: $1,569,000 ($231.72)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $849,000 ($125.39)
    Public Utilities Sales: $345,000 ($50.95)
    Other Selective Sales: $106,000 ($15.65)
    Other License: $66,000 ($9.75)

Abilene government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,356,000 ($938.71)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,605,000 ($827.80)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,211,000 ($178.85)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $460,000 ($67.94)

Abilene government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,589,000 ($677.74)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $334,000 ($49.33)

7.81% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,808 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.81%
Kansas average:

7.39%

0.19% of residents moved from foreign countries ($731 average AGI)
Dickinson County:

0.19%
Kansas average:

0.18%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Saline County, KS  1.16% ($25,035 average AGI)
from Geary County, KS  1.03% ($30,263)
from Riley County, KS  0.35% ($34,115)


7.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,162 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.94%
Kansas average:

7.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Saline County, KS  1.15% ($24,282 average AGI)
to Geary County, KS  0.88% ($28,908)
to Riley County, KS  0.73% ($26,593)

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.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KJCK (1420 AM; 1 kW; JUNCTION CITY, KS; Owner: PLATINUM BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KINA (910 AM; 1 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Abilene:

  • KBMP (90.5 FM; ENTERPRISE, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KSAJ-FM (98.5 FM; ABILENE, KS; Owner: EBC, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • KZBZ (104.9 FM; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC, INC.)
  • KJRL (105.7 FM; HERINGTON, KS; Owner: GREAT PLAINS CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Abilene, Kansas:
  • Fatal accident count: 10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 12
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Kansas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 106
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 160
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 39
  • Fatalities: 114
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 266
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 11

See more detailed statistics of Abilene fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 44 meters (144ft)
Total costs: $639,000
Total average daily traffic: 37,655
Total average daily truck traffic: 4,275


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 121
  • Hazardous Condition: 69
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Abilene


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Abilene, KS

Most common first names in Abilene, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9179.2 years
Mary8784.1 years
William8078.2 years
George6880.6 years
Charles6777.6 years
Ruth4282.1 years
Robert4171.9 years
James4078.3 years
Anna3887.5 years
Harold3878.1 years
Most common last names in Abilene, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3579.4 years
Engle3480.5 years
Hoffman2984.9 years
Anderson2683.7 years
Davis2577.6 years
Brown2582.0 years
Sexton2381.1 years
Johnson2081.3 years
Miller1778.4 years
Jones1780.2 years
Businesses in Abilene, KS
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike2
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
FedEx2RadioShack1
H&R Block1SONIC Drive-In1
Holiday Inn1Super 81
Kroger1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular1
Lane Furniture1UPS3

Abilene on our top lists:

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  • #33 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the greatest earthquake activity (pop 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average wind speeds (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
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