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Abernathy is a city in Hale County, in the Plainview metro area. (The community straddles Hale and Lubbock counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for M. G. Abernathy, one of the developers of the community
The latitude of Abernathy is 33.832N. The longitude is -101.842W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,356 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,772.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Abernathy demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hale County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 79311 ZIP code.
6% of Abernathy residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Abernathy ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Abernathy was $13,919, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Abernathy residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Abernathy, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $297. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $618.
Libraries in Abernathy include Abernathy Public Library ... View libraries
Hale County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Abernathy political report.
The average commute time for Abernathy workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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