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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
Abilene is a town in Kansas with a population of 6,487. Abilene is in Dickinson County. Living in Abilene offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Abilene and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Abilene are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$114,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$629
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Abilene Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    78
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    31.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    202.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,233
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    46.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Abilene

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,731
National
$55,322
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Named one of the "Top 20 Best Small Towns to Visit" by Smithsonian Magazine, Abilene is the quintessential small town. With beautiful homes, unique shopping and dining opportunities, as well as a robust tourism economy, This five-star community is the perfect place to raise a family or retire.
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Small town with great people overall. Some citizens are very judgement and the police kinda suck out here but overall great town.
Abilene is a cool town to grow up in, but when you become a teenager there isn’t much to do. Plus, Abilene also has a little drug problem—mainly with weed.