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Abilene, Kansas

Abilene is a city located in Dickinson County, Kansas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 6,543. It is the county seat of Dickinson County6.

Geography Abilene is located at 38°55'11" North, 97°13'2" West (38.919721, -97.217329)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.7 km² (4.1 mi²). 10.7 km² (4.1 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics As of the census2 of 2000, there are 6,543 people, 2,836 households, and 1,772 families residing in the city. The population density is 611.7/km² (1,584.7/mi²). There are 3,104 housing units at an average density of 290.2/km² (751.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 95.52% White, 1.01% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.96% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. 2.72% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,836 households out of which 29.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% are married couples living together, 9.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% are non-families. 34.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.27 and the average family size is 2.90.

In the city the population is spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $33,778, and the median income for a family is $46,052. Males have a median income of $31,971 versus $17,361 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,356. 7.3% of the population and 4.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.2% are under the age of 18 and 14.9% are 65 or older.



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