Abilene

33 reviews
  1. Town in Kansas
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  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
$114,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$555
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    121
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    76
    37
  • Robbery
    15
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    453
    575
  • Theft
    1,496
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    91
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,678
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

33 reviews
  • Excellent
    3
  • Very Good
    7
  • Average
    19
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    1
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.
  • Niche User
  • Apr 29 2015
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.
  • Niche User
  • 10 months ago
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.
  • Niche User
  • 11 months ago