Abilene metropolitan area

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Abilene Metropolitan Area
Map of Abilene Metropolitan Area
CountryUnited States
Largest cityAbilene
Other cities
 • Total2,757 sq mi (7,140 km2)
 • Total169,893
 • Rank243rd in the U.S.
 • Density62/sq mi (24/km2)

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).[1]



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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.


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]


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

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas". 2011 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 1 July 2017. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 September 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.