Abbott, Texas

Abbott is a town in Hill County, Texas, United States. The population was 356 in 2010.

The Abbott grocery store
Location of Abbott, Texas
Location of Abbott, Texas
Abbott (the United States)
Abbott (North America)
Coordinates: 31°53′2″N 97°4′32″W
Country United States
State Texas
  Total0.59 sq mi (1.54 km2)
  Land0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
712 ft (217 m)
  Density623.31/sq mi (240.74/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)254
FIPS code48-00100[3]
GNIS feature ID1329165[4]


Abbott was founded in 1871 as a stop for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad and was named for Joseph Abbott, who represented the area in the Texas legislature at the time. Its population peaked at 713 in 1914 and has declined since.[5] The town was incorporated in 1916.

Geography and climate

Abbott is located on Interstate 35, about 24 miles north of Waco, and is at 31°53′2″N 97°4′32″W (31.883865, −97.075680).[6] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2). The town has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa), similar to nearby cities such Dallas and Waco.


Historical population
2019 (est.)369[2]3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
View from I-35

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 300 people, 124 households, and 89 families residing in the town. The population density was 518.0 people per square mile (199.7/km2). There were 144 housing units at an average density of 248.6 per square mile (95.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.00% White, 1.00% African American, 3.00% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.67% of the population.

There were 124 households, out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 21.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,917, and the median income for a family was $55,625. Males had a median income of $38,750 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,062. About 6.0% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under the age of 18 and 13.0% of those 65 or over.

In 2010 Abbott had a population of 356. The racial and ethnic makeup was 91.0% non-Hispanic white, 2.0% black or African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% reporting two or more races and 6.5% Hispanic or Latino.[8]


The City of Abbott is served by the Abbott independent school District and home to the Abbott High School Panthers. In 2015 there were 300 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.[9]

Notable people

Abbott is the birthplace of American singer-songwriter and actor Willie Nelson and his sister, pianist Bobbie Nelson.


  1. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. Ellis Baily; A History of Hill County, Texas, 1838–1965; Waco, Texas; Texian Press; 1966.
  6. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  7. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. 2010 census report for Abbott
  9. "Abbott Independent School System". Abbott Independent School System. Retrieved January 6, 2012.


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