Abilene, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 6,380 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.5%
 
Males: 3,216  (50.4%)
Females: 3,164  (49.6%)
Median resident age:

42.5 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 67410.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,914 (it was $33,778 in 2000)
Abilene:

$46,914
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,515 (it was $17,356 in 2000)

Abilene city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $121,596 (it was $65,400 in 2000)
Abilene:

$121,596
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $150,351; detached houses: $152,848; townhouses or other attached units: $181,007; in 2-unit structures: $134,083; mobile homes: $8,567

Median gross rent in 2017: $629.

March 2019 cost of living index in Abilene: 75.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.7%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.7% for Black residents, 7.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.9% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Abilene, KS (2017)
    • 6,09791.9%White alone
    • 3244.9%Hispanic
    • 570.9%Black alone
    • 580.9%Two or more races
    • 290.4%American Indian alone
    • 20.03%Asian alone

Races in Abilene detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 27 registered sex offenders living in Abilene, Kansas as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Abilene is 245 to 1.


Crime rates in Abilene by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(46.7)
1
(15.5)
6
(93.5)
2
(31.9)
5
(78.3)
2
(31.8)
1
(14.5)
4
(58.2)
1
(14.8)
5
(75.6)
1
(15.3)
3
(46.1)
2
(31.2)
5
(79.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(31.8)
1
(14.5)
1
(14.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.1)
2
(30.7)
3
(46.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
9
(140.2)
1
(15.5)
13
(202.5)
12
(191.3)
11
(172.3)
10
(159.1)
5
(72.6)
8
(116.4)
10
(148.3)
8
(120.9)
8
(122.6)
2
(30.8)
5
(78.0)
9
(142.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
19
(296.0)
31
(480.3)
33
(514.1)
41
(653.5)
33
(517.0)
30
(477.4)
42
(609.8)
31
(451.0)
36
(533.9)
30
(453.4)
32
(490.5)
20
(307.6)
13
(202.9)
22
(348.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
136
(2,119)
233
(3,610)
221
(3,443)
259
(4,128)
246
(3,854)
230
(3,660)
187
(2,715)
178
(2,589)
113
(1,676)
99
(1,496)
104
(1,594)
101
(1,554)
79
(1,233)
69
(1,093)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(77.9)
10
(154.9)
17
(264.8)
11
(175.3)
10
(156.7)
6
(95.5)
5
(72.6)
4
(58.2)
6
(89.0)
6
(90.7)
7
(107.3)
5
(76.9)
3
(46.8)
8
(126.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(31.2)
6
(93.0)
1
(15.6)
5
(79.7)
4
(62.7)
2
(31.8)
1
(14.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.3)
1
(15.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)177.2205.9341.3288.7300.0254.3187.6214.0153.0188.0152.7146.7107.9170.1

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City-data.com crime index in Abilene, KS

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 17 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Kansas average:

2.20
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Ancestries: German (37.9%), American (10.6%), English (8.5%), Irish (4.4%), European (3.2%), Dutch (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1869

Elevation: 1153 feet

Land area: 4.13 square miles.

Population density: 1,545 people per square mile   (low).

Abilene, Kansas map

120 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.8%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,166 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,071 (1.5%)

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)

Latitude: 38.92 N, Longitude: 97.22 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +719 (+10.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,120 (69.2%)

Area code: 785

Distribution of median household income in Abilene, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Abilene, KS in 2017
Abilene satellite photo by USGS

Abilene tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 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
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $231,300
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Abilene, KS residents
Average permit cost in Abilene, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Kansas:

3.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +201 (+3.2%).
Most common industries in Abilene, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (8.4%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Food (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.2%)
  • Truck transportation (6.6%)
  • Food (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.5%)
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (9.5%)
  • Food (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Abilene, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.5%)

Average climate in Abilene, Kansas

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Tornado activity:

Abilene-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 83% 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 near Kansas state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 253.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 163.0 miles away from Abilene center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 297.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 118.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 280.3 miles away from Abilene center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 453.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dickinson County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Abilene:

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

Airports located in Abilene:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Abilene:

  • Kansas State University (about 39 miles; Manhattan, KS; Full-time enrollment: 20,703)
  • Emporia State University (about 67 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,687)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 71 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Butler Community College (about 80 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 6,676)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 81 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,220)
  • Washburn University (about 82 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)
  • Wichita State University (about 84 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)

Public high school in Abilene:

Private high school in Abilene:

  • ABILENE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 37, Location: 409 N VAN BUREN ST, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Abilene:

  • ABILENE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 378, Location: 500 NORTHWEST 14TH, Grades: 6-8)
  • GARFIELD ELEM (Location: 300 N W 7TH, Grades: 4-5)
  • KENNEDY ELEM (Location: 1501 N KUNEY, Grades: PK-1)
  • MCKINLEY ELEM (Location: 112 N ROGERS, Grades: 2-3)
  • BLUE RIDGE ELEM (Location: 1539 HWY 18, Grades: PK-5)
  • RURAL CENTER ELEM (Location: 902 1400 AVENUE, Grades: PK-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Abilene:

  • ST ANDREW'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 120, 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)

Points of interest:

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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

Main business address in Abilene: DUCKWALL ALCO STORES INC (A). Display/hide its location 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).

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.

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:

ALCO STORE #415 (Serves WY, Population served: 450, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Abilene that have no violations reported:

  • ABILENE, CITY OF (Population served: 6,771, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater under infl of surface water)
  • DICKINSON CO RWD 2 (Population served: 1,560, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater under infl of surface water)
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

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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Abilene:

Marital status in Abilene, KS
  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 0.1%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

For population 25 years and over in Abilene:

  • High school or higher: 85.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Abilene
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Abilene, KS (based on Dickinson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,27927
Evangelical Protestant2,74328
Catholic2,0746
Other5-
None10,653-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Dickinson 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
Dickinson County:

5.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Dickinson County:

29.1%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.5%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Abilene:

50.4%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.6%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Abilene:

20.0%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.2%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Abilene:

6.8
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.2%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

55.3%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.6%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Abilene, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 14$55,528$47,5950$0
Streets and Highways 9$29,793$39,7240$0
Firefighters 9$37,078$49,4376$531
Sewerage 7$22,570$38,6910$0
Financial Administration 6$30,101$60,2020$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$8,250$49,5000$0
Other and Unallocable 2$7,500$45,0003$571
Police - Other 2$5,542$33,2520$0
Water Supply 2$7,537$45,2220$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,979$35,8740$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,457$41,4841$2,172
Welfare 1$2,318$27,8162$1,643
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$900
Totals for Government 57$215,653$45,40117$5,817

Abilene government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,660,000 ($260.19)
    Police Protection: $1,372,000 ($215.05)
    Sewerage: $1,122,000 ($175.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $877,000 ($137.46)
    General - Other: $846,000 ($132.60)
    Local Fire Protection: $787,000 ($123.35)
    Regular Highways: $779,000 ($122.10)
    Central Staff Services: $487,000 ($76.33)
    Libraries: $401,000 ($62.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $183,000 ($28.68)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $168,000 ($26.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $158,000 ($24.76)
    Natural Resources - Other: $117,000 ($18.34)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $100,000 ($15.67)
    Air Transportation: $47,000 ($7.37)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,360,000 ($213.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $635,000 ($99.53)
    Local Fire Protection: $550,000 ($86.21)
    Water Utilities: $275,000 ($43.10)
    General - Other: $227,000 ($35.58)
    Air Transportation: $212,000 ($33.23)
    Central Staff Services: $79,000 ($12.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000 ($5.49)
    Housing and Community Development: $17,000 ($2.66)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($1.88)
    Police Protection: $10,000 ($1.57)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,789,000 ($593.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $50,000 ($7.84)

Abilene government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,542,000 ($241.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $419,000 ($65.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $59,000 ($9.25)
    Other: $54,000 ($8.46)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $42,000 ($6.58)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $448,000 ($70.22)
    Special Assessments: $409,000 ($64.11)
    General Revenue - Other: $326,000 ($51.10)
    Fines and Forfeits: $161,000 ($25.24)
    Rents: $4,000 ($0.63)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,487,000 ($233.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $452,000 ($70.85)
    Other: $173,000 ($27.12)
    General Local Government Support: $116,000 ($18.18)
  • Tax - Property: $2,473,000 ($387.62)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,037,000 ($319.28)
    Public Utilities Sales: $763,000 ($119.59)
    Other Selective Sales: $150,000 ($23.51)
    Other License: $49,000 ($7.68)

Abilene government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,851,000 ($4992.32)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,905,000 ($4530.56)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,946,000 ($461.76)

Abilene government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,620,000 ($724.14)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,484,000 ($1016.30)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $103,000 ($16.14)

7.12% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,935 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.12%
Kansas average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Saline County, KS  1.21% ($34,565 average AGI)
from Geary County, KS  1.13% ($39,186)
from Riley County, KS  0.46% ($40,429)


8.16% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,013 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.16%
Kansas average:

7.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Saline County, KS  0.95% ($42,973 average AGI)
to Geary County, KS  0.89% ($34,118)
to Riley County, KS  0.44% ($34,647)
Businesses in Abilene, KS
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike2
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx2SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Super 81
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Kroger1U.S. Cellular1
La-Z-Boy1UPS3

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.)
Abilene fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Abilene fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 47Number of bridges
  • 636ft / 194mTotal length
  • $7,318,000Total costs
  • 174,814Total average daily traffic
  • 30,332Total average daily truck traffic
  • 177,368Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Abilene, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 81950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 82000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Abilene, KS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Abilene)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 113 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Abilene, KS)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Abilene)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 25 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Abilene)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 61. The highest number of reported fires - 121 took place in 2006, and the least - 25 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Abilene, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (55.2%), and Structure Fires (32.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Abilene, KS
    • 57755.2%Outside Fires
    • 34132.6%Structure Fires
    • 11711.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 101.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Abilene, KS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Abilene, Kansas:

  • Super 8 Motel, Inc Abline, 2207 N Buckeye, Abilene, Kansas 67410 , Phone: (785) 263-4545
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 2210 N Buckeye Ave, Abilene, Kansas 67410 , Phone: (785) 263-2050, Fax: (785) 263-7230
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Abilene, Kansas
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Abilene, KS
  • 84.0%Utility gas
  • 12.0%Electricity
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Abilene, KS
  • 65.5%Utility gas
  • 34.5%Electricity


Abilene compared to Kansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 24 pilots and 10 other airmen in this city.
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