34 reviews
  1. Town in Kansas
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$116,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$567
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    123
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    15
    41
  • Robbery
    31
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    490
    525
  • Theft
    1,594
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    107
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,813
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Abilene Reviews

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This is a small town, but it offers some of the best downtown shopping! It is fun to spend a day venturing through the town going antique shopping or visiting small town shops. We do not have access to everything, but everything is a short distance from home.
For someone of 18 years of age like myself this town does not have that much to offer. Jobs are hard to find and often times most travel to just find a Walmart. Everything in this town is over priced and over exaggerated on. This town puts way too much emphasis on Eisenhower and it does not really have culture to it. All the people are the same. Differences are not celebrated, they are shunned.
There wasn't much crime around this city until I left. I've read that a lot of students are being put in jail for possession and abuse of marijuana, so it seems that the police are doing a better job from when I lived there. They are also helping keep children safe from their abusive parents.