Abilene metropolitan area
|• Total||2,757 sq mi (7,140 km2)|
|• Rank||243rd in the U.S.|
|• Density||62/sq mi (24/km2)|
The Abilene metropolitan statistical area is a metropolitan statistical area in west-central Texas that covers three counties—Taylor, Jones, and Callahan. As of the 2020 census, the MSA had a population of 176,579.
As of the census of 2000, 160,245 people, 58,475 households, and 40,799 families were 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, 7.84% from other races, and 2.19% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 17.15% of the population.
The median income for a household in the MSA was $32,023 and 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.
A few areas in the MSA are prone to traffic problems. These places are along the US 83 access roads (Clack and Danville) especially on the south side of Abilene, near the mall, on Southwest Drive from Elm Creek to the Winters Freeway, and on S 14th near the Winters Freeway.