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Overview

Introduction to Abilene, Kansas

Abilene, Kansas, in Dickinson county, is located 83 miles W of Topeka, Kansas (center to center) and is 85 miles N of Wichita, Kansas.

Abilene History

Abilene was founded in 1857 by Timothy Hersey and Eliza Hersey. At that time it served as a stage coach stop. The city derived its name from a passage in the Bible, which means "city of the plains." It is the county seat of Dickinson County, which was created on February 20, 1857. The stockyards of Joseph G. McCoy helped in the development of the city. Abilene was the first "cow town" of the west.

Abilene and nearby Attractions

  • Fashion Museum
  • American Indian Art Center
  • Old Abilene Town and Western Museum
  • Milford State Park
  • Lebold Mansion

Things To Do In Abilene

Visitors can plan a trip to the Fashion Museum, Old Abilene Town and Western Museum, and Heritage Center of Dickinson County while in Abilene. You can also enjoy a tour to the Old Abilene Town. Book lovers can enjoy their leisure at the Carnegie Library. The Abilene City Park Historic District is also worth visiting. Abilene also hosts several events and festivals like the Central Kansas Free Fair, Western Heritage Festival, and Chisholm Trail Festival every year.

Abilene Transportation

Air transportation can be availed from Manhattan Regional Airport.

Abilene Higher Education

Kansas State University, Emporia State University, Hutchinson Community College, and several other colleges and universities provide opportunities for higher studies.

People

Total Population 6,671
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 20%
Employed Population 16+ 2,964
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 56.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,518
% Above Poverty Level 90%
% Below Poverty Level 10%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 33%
Median Gross Rent $567
Median House Value $116,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.6%
US/American 0%
English 7.7%
Irish 11.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Abilene Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 83 miles W of Topeka, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 85 miles N of Wichita, Kansas
County Dickinson
Standard Zip Codes 67410
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.917
Longitude -97.213

Abilene Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ABILENE 1 W
Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 94 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 32.7 inches
Station HERINGTON
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
Station SALINA MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 67 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 32.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Abilene, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Industry (67410)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chapman 1,441 $62,969
Enterprise 975 $46,023
Hope 488 $49,000
New Cambria 145 $69,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Abilene Public Libraries

Library
Abilene Public Library
209 NW 4TH
Abilene, Kansas
(785) 263-3082
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Abilene Hospitals

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
511 NE 10TH ST
(620) 263-2100
Emergency Service: No

Memorial Hospital
(VA)
510 NE 10th Street
785 263-2100 ext. 161
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Abilene High Schools

ABILENE HIGH SCHOOL
1300 N CEDAR
785-263-1260
Serves 493 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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