Abilene, Texas metropolitan area

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Abilene
Map of Abilene Metropolitan Area

Common name: Abilene Metropolitan Area
Largest city Abilene
Other cities  - Anson
 - Clyde
 - Merkel
 - Stamford
Population  Ranked 240th in the U.S.
 – Total 166,416
 – Density 73/sq. mi. 
28/km2
Area 2,757 sq. mi.
7,147 km2
Country  United States
State(s)  Texas
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The Abilene Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metropolitan area in west central Texas that covers three counties—Taylor, Jones, and Callahan. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 165,252 (though a 1 July 2011 estimate placed the population at 166,416).[1]

Counties[edit]

Communities[edit]

Places with more than 100,000 people[edit]

Places with 2,500 to 5,000 people[edit]

Places with 1,000 to 2,500 people[edit]

Places with fewer than 1,000 people[edit]

Unincorporated places[edit]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] 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.

Transportation[edit]

Traffic Problems[edit]

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.

Major Highways[edit]

Interstates[edit]

  • I-20.svg Interstate 20
  • Business Loop 20.svg I-20 has many business routes through the Abilene Metro Area.

US Highways[edit]

State Highways[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas". 2011 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. July 1, 2011. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.