Abilene Metro Area, Texas 

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Population

169,578

15% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.2%

Median Income

$44,249

Avg. Home Price

$120,100

United States / Texas / Abilene Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes

Best Places to Live in Abilene Metro Area, Texas

Small city - North-central Texas, 185 miles west of Dallas
Pros
-Historic/cultural interest
-Small-town atmosphere
-Cost of living
Cons
-Low incomes
-Recreation
-Isolation


What Bert Has To Say About Abilene Metro Area

Abilene is a former watering hole and junction where the Chisolm Trail met the railroad. Today the area is largely supported by agriculture but also has some minor manufacturing, three small colleges and universities, and nearby Dyess Air Force Base. The town has a good set of arts and cultural amenities for a town its size, and has been recognized for its use of the arts to preserve and revitalize the historic district.


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Country: United States
State: Texas
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Metro Area: Abilene Metro Area
City: Abilene, Clyde, 17 total
Zip Codes: 79605, 79601, 79606, 79603, 79602, 79510, 79536, 79562, 79553, 79501, 24 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 1790 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Abilene Metro Area is 4.2% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Negative. Abilene Metro Area jobs have decreased by 0.71%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Abilene Metro Area's cost of living is 15.70% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Abilene Metro Area's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Abilene Metro Area's population is 169,578 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 15.21%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Abilene Metro Area is $120,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.48%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Abilene Metro Area public schools spend $9,279 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.1 students per teacher in Abilene Metro Area. Learn More...

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ZIP CODES IN ABILENE METRO AREA, TEXAS
79605, 79601, 79606, 79603, 79602, 79510, 79536, 79562, 79553, 79501, 24 total