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Abilene Metropolitan Area

Abilene

Common name: Abilene Metropolitan Area
Largest city Abilene
Other cities  - Anson
 - Clyde
 - Merkel
 - Stamford
Population  Ranked 240th in the U.S.
 – Total 166,416
 – Density 73/sq. mi. 
28/km2
Area 2,757 sq. mi.
7,147 km2
Country  United States
State(s)  Texas
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The Abilene Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metropolitan area in west central Texas that covers three counties—Taylor, Jones, and Callahan. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 165,252 (though a 1 July 2011 estimate placed the population at 166,416).[1]

Counties

Communities

Places with more than 100,000 people

Places with 2,500 to 5,000 people

Places with 1,000 to 2,500 people

Places with fewer than 1,000 people

Unincorporated places

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 160,245 people, 58,475 households, and 40,799 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 81.52% White, 6.83% African American, 0.57% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 7.78% from other races, and 2.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.15% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $32,023 and the median income for a family was $37,805. Males had a median income of $27,647 versus $19,523 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $19,523.

Transportation

Traffic Problems

There are a few areas in the MSA that are prone to traffic problems. These places are along the US 83 access roads (Clack and Danville) especially on the south side of town, near the mall, on Southwest Drive from Elm Creek to the Winters Freeway, and on S 14th near the Winters Freeway.

Major Highways

Interstates

  • Interstate 20
  • I-20 has many business routes through the Abilene Metro Area.

US Highways

  • US 80
  • US 83
  • US 84
  • US 180
  • US 277
  • US 283

State Highways

  • State Highway 6
  • State Highway 36
  • State Highway 92
  • State Highway 206

See also

References

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