Abilene, Texas

Abilene, Texas

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Abilene is in the northeast corner of Taylor County. It is situated 1,708 feet above sea level on generally flat terrain. The city is connected east-west by Interstate Highway 20 and north-south by U.S. highways 83, 84, and 277. Reflecting its beginning as a railroad townsite, Abilene is bisected by the Texas and Pacific tracks, which run east-west.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Abilene is classified as a Town

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Abilene by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Pop. Year Source
123,403 2019 Texas Demographic Center
117,063 2010 Texas Demographic Center
115,930 2000 Texas Demographic Center
106,707 1990 Texas Demographic Center
98,315 1980 Texas Demographic Center
89,653 1970 Texas Demographic Center
90,368 1960 Texas Demographic Center
45,570 1950 Texas Demographic Center
26,612 1940 Texas Demographic Center
23,175 1930 Texas Demographic Center
10,274 1920 Texas Demographic Center
9,204 1910 Texas Demographic Center
3,411 1900 Texas Demographic Center
3,194 1890 Texas Demographic Center