Abilene, a medium-size city in Texas, has a population of slightly less than 122,000. Young adults aged 15-24 should fit right in, as they make up an above-average percentage of the community. Overall, the city's population, at an average age of just under 36, is younger than most cities in Texas. The majority of Abilene residents own their homes, and 45% of residents rent. Renters in the city benefit from a relatively low average rent of $917/month, which is $111/month less than the state average.
Compared to the Texas average, Abilene has a relatively high concentration of residents over the age of 25 with a high school degree or equivalent (19%). Further, 9% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Abilene residents work in one of two industries: healthcare and retail. Combined, these industries make up 15% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Abilene workers earn an average annual income of just under $60K, less than their peers elsewhere in the state. Abilene's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).
Averaging about 17 minutes, Abilene's commute time outperforms the Texas average of about 27 minutes. Many residents (42%) commute to work by car, while public transit is not used much. Relatively few commuters walk to work.