Abilene (Texas)

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Coordinates 32°27′N 99°45′W
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Taylor, Jones
Settled 1881
Incorporated (town) 1881
County seat Taylor County
Named for Abilene, Kansas
Elevation 1,719 ft (527 m)
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
ZIP codes 79601-08 79697-99
Area code 325
FIPS code 48-01000
GNIS feature ID 1329173
U.S. Routes
Website abilenetx.com
Government (Type) Council-Manager
Government (City Council) Mayor Anthony Williams (R) Shane Price Jack Rentz Donna Albus Weldon W. Hurt Kyle McAlister Travis Craver
Government (City Manager) Robert Hanna
Government (City) 112.09 sq mi (290.32 km2)
Government (Land) 106.67 sq mi (276.27 km2)
Government (Water) 5.42 sq mi (14.05 km2)
Area (City) 112.09 sq mi (290.32 km2)
Area (Land) 106.67 sq mi (276.27 km2)
Area (Water) 5.42 sq mi (14.05 km2)
Population (2010) (City) 117,063
Population (2010) (Estimate (2019)) 123,420
Population (2010) (Density) 1,157.04/sq mi (446.74/km2)
Population (2010) (Metro) 170,219
Population (2010) (Demonym) Abilenian

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Abilene (/ˈæbɪliːn/AB-i-leen) is a city in Taylor and Jones Counties in Texas, United States. Its population was 125,182 at the 2020 census, making it the 27th-most populous city in the state of Texas. It is the principal city of the Abilene metropolitan statistical area, which had an estimated population of 169,893, as of 2016. It is the county seat of Taylor County. Dyess Air Force Base is located on the west side of the city. Abilene is located off Interstate 20, between exits 279 on its western edge and 292 on the east. It is 150 miles (240 km) west of Fort Worth. The city is looped by I-20 to the north, US 83/84 on the west, and Loop 322 to the east. A railroad divides the city down the center into north and south. The historic downtown area is on the north side of the railroad.