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
- (Elm Creek)
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Abilene by the Numbers
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|125,182||2020||United States Census Bureau|
|123,403||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|117,063||2010||United States Census Bureau|
|115,930||2000||United States Census Bureau|
|106,707||1990||United States Census Bureau|
|98,315||1980||United States Census Bureau|
|89,653||1970||United States Census Bureau|
|90,368||1960||United States Census Bureau|
|45,570||1950||United States Census Bureau|
|26,612||1940||United States Census Bureau|
|23,175||1930||United States Census Bureau|
|10,274||1920||United States Census Bureau|
|9,204||1910||United States Census Bureau|
|3,411||1900||United States Census Bureau|
|3,194||1890||United States Census Bureau|