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Population in 2012: 195,250 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.5%
 

Males: 96,619  (49.5%)
Females: 98,631  (50.5%)

Median resident age:  33.6 years
Texas median age:  33.3 years

Zip codes: 79101, 79102, 79103, 79104, 79106, 79107, 79108, 79109, 79110, 79111, 79118, 79119, 79121, 79124.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,028 (it was $34,940 in 2000)
Amarillo:

$46,028
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,242

Amarillo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $115,000 (it was $71,600 in 2000)
Amarillo:

$115,000
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $129,962; Detached houses: $134,597; Townhouses or other attached units: $121,443; In 2-unit structures: $72,800; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $132,091; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $169,590; Mobile homes: $42,254; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $153,386

Median gross rent in 2012: $730.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 79101, 79102, 79103, 79104, 79106, 79107, 79108, 79109, 79110, 79118, 79119, 79121, 79124, 79189.

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  • White alone - 110,517 (56.5%)
  • Hispanic - 61,823 (31.6%)
  • Black alone - 11,361 (5.8%)
  • Asian alone - 6,303 (3.2%)
  • Two or more races - 3,195 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 1,354 (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 771 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 247 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Amarillo: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (13.3%), Irish (9.4%), English (8.6%), United States (7.3%), French (2.2%), Scottish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 89.9 square miles.

Population density: 2,173 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Amarillo:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Amarillo city:

  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 48.6%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

18,391 residents are foreign born (6.4% Latin America, 1.5% Asia).

This city:  9.5%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 639 registered sex offenders living in Amarillo, Texas as of October 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Amarillo to the number of sex offenders is 306 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,234 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,602 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (244.0 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (334.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Bishop Hills, TX (2.7 miles ), North Randall, TX (3.1 miles) , Palisades, TX (3.2 miles ), Timbercreek Canyon, TX (3.2 miles ), Lake Tanglewood, TX (3.2 miles ), Canadian River Breaks, TX (3.9 miles) , Canyon, TX (4.0 miles ), Claude, TX (5.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 382 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 1998: 446 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 1999: 510 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 2000: 518 buildings, average cost: $128,200
  • 2001: 535 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 2002: 676 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2003: 737 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2004: 697 buildings, average cost: $154,900
  • 2005: 824 buildings, average cost: $176,200
  • 2006: 671 buildings, average cost: $193,700
  • 2007: 648 buildings, average cost: $223,900
  • 2008: 471 buildings, average cost: $245,400
  • 2009: 568 buildings, average cost: $241,200
  • 2010: 510 buildings, average cost: $245,100
  • 2011: 605 buildings, average cost: $231,700
  • 2012: 593 buildings, average cost: $241,100

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Latitude: 35.20 N, Longitude: 101.85 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Yellow Rose of Texas - amarillo is Spanish for yellow

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,292 (-0.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 75,179 (81.3%)

Area code: 806

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Crime rates in Amarillo by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 111971711105191310101010
per 100,000 6.110.73.99.56.15.42.710.16.95.35.35.15.1
Rapes 9798109977588981271229991104110
per 100,000 54.255.260.154.041.347.952.167.865.052.447.853.456.0
Robberies 253277330378377347401431324352238235278
per 100,000 141.4156.0182.0210.3207.6188.8213.1230.2172.6186.5125.0120.7141.4
Assaults 1,0731,0081,0331,0099631,0921,1191,2571,0151,119845874880
per 100,000 599.8567.7569.6561.3530.3594.2594.6671.4540.8592.8443.8448.9447.7
Burglaries 2,1302,5332,4682,2032,2972,5492,4122,5852,4192,5612,5902,0162,087
per 100,000 1190.71426.51360.91225.51264.81387.11281.61380.61288.91356.71360.31035.41061.7
Thefts 9,3438,7478,5668,5018,2418,2457,6177,5547,1507,7687,8276,7566,184
per 100,000 5222.84926.04723.34729.04537.74486.74047.14034.53809.84115.14111.03469.83145.9
Auto thefts 8219459609009711,0561,0511,230741710647616629
per 100,000 458.9532.2529.3500.7534.7574.6558.4656.9394.8376.1339.8316.4320.0
Arson 58566662536293704876557554
per 100,000 32.431.536.434.529.233.749.437.425.640.328.938.527.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 566.4585.3570.3571.9544.9566.5544.6609.2517.7535.0478.2430.2427.2

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Crime rate in Amarillo detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 374 (323 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Texas average:

1.95

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +15,787 (+10.0%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations in 2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, baggage porters, concierges, and child care workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (2%)

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Tornado activity:

Amarillo-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 145% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/27/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.8 miles away from the Amarillo city center injured 7 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/9/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.7 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Amarillo-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 54% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 13.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/2000 at 22:08:54, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 14.1 miles away from Amarillo center
On 2/18/2006 at 05:49:41, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/14/2008 at 03:07:28, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/24/2003 at 15:02:09, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 7.9 miles away from Amarillo center
On 3/25/1996 at 06:43:46, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Potter County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Alex O'Brien - Tennis player, Arden Cho - Model, Evan Tanner - Martial artist, Steve Butler - Racing driver, Paul Buentello - Martial artist, Danny Elfman - (born 1953), musician, composer, Richard T. Snodgrass - Computer scientist, Rick D. Husband - (1957-2003), astronaut, Cody Hodges - Football player, Bobby Duncum, Jr. - Professional wrestler.

Main business address for: SOUTHWESTERN PUBLIC SERVICE CO (ELECTRIC SERVICES), HASTINGS ENTERTAINMENT INC (RETAIL- COMPUTER & PRERECORDED TAPE STORES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Amarillo:

  • AMARILLO DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 8604 SOUTH COULTER STREET)
  • CROWN OF TEXAS KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 3501 SONCY RD STE 130)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE AMARILLO HIGH PLAINS (Dialysis Facility, 5920 AMARILLO BLVD WEST)
  • RENAL CARE PARTNERS OF AMARILLO (Dialysis Facility, 1915 S COULTER STREET, SUITE B)
  • ACCOLADE HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 6300 I 40 WEST SUITE 210)
  • AMARILLO AREA HOSPITAL HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, 2001 COULTER DRIVE)
  • AMARILLOS BEST HOMEHEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, 1900 COULTER UNIT N)
  • BAPTIST ST ANTHONYS HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 721 NORTH TAYLOR)
  • CAPROCK HOME HEALTH SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, 1619 S KENTUCKY STE A510)
  • CHILDRENS HOME HEALTHCARE OF AMARILLO (Home Health Center, 1612 S VAN BUREN STREET)
  • COMPASSION HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 1301 COULTER SUITE 401)
  • DELCORP HOME HEALTH SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, 1408 S JEFFERSON STREET SUITE 114)
  • ENCOMPASS HOME HEALTH OF THE PANHANDLE (Home Health Center, 2505 LAKEVIEW DRIVE #100)
  • FIRST CLASS HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, 4112 SW 50TH AVE)
  • HOME CARE CONNECTIONS (Home Health Center, 3131 BELL STREET SUITE 211)
  • INFINITY HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, 2505 LAKEVIEW DRIVE SUITE 300)
  • INTEGRACARE OF WEST TEXAS HOME HEALTH LLC (Home Health Center, 2005 S COULTER)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF AMARILLO (Home Health Center, 1901 MEDI - PARK SUITE 1058)
  • NURSES BY PRESCRIPTION HOMECARE INC (Home Health Center, 4500 I 40 W BLDG C)
  • OUTREACH HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 1616 S KENTUCKY SUITE A140)
  • SUNSHINE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 1422 S TYLER SUITE 100)
  • BAPTIST ST ANTHONY'S HEALTH SYSTEM (Hospital, provides emergency services, 1600 WALLACE BLVD)
  • BAPTIST ST ANTHONY'S HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Federal, provides emergency services, 1600 WALLACE BLVD)
  • BAPTIST ST ANTHONYS HOSPICE (Hospital, 600 NORTH TYLER)
  • FAMILY HOSPITAL CENTER (Hospital, 2828 W 27TH PO BOX 7408 79114)
  • HOSPICE CARE OF THE SOUTHWEST (Hospital, 1301 COULTER SUITE 404)
  • NORTHWEST TEXAS HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, 1501 COULTER ROAD)
  • NORTHWEST TEXAS REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, 7200 WEST 9TH STREET)
  • NORTHWEST TEXAS SURGERY CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, 3501 SONCY RD SUITE 118)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF AMARILLO (Hospital, 6900 I-40 WEST SUITE 150)
  • PANHANDLE SURGICAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, 7100 WEST 9TH AVE)
  • QUAIL CREEK SURGICAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, 6819 PLUM CREEK)
  • QUEST HOSPITAL (Hospital, 7200 W 9TH ST)
  • SCCI HOSPITAL OF AMARILLO (Hospital, 2828 SOUTHWEST 27TH AVENUE)
  • SIMPSON (Hospital, 7800 SIMPSON)
  • VA AMARILLO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (Hospital,Acute Care - Veterans Administration,Government Federal, 6010 AMARILLO BLVD. WEST)
  • VISTACARE (Hospital, 7116 I-40 WEST SUITE B)
  • ADVANCED CARE CENTER AMARILLO EAST LC (Nursing Home, 2423 LINE AVENUE)
  • ADVANCED CARE CENTER AMARILLO LC (Nursing Home, 1931 MEDIPARK DRIVE)
  • BAPTIST ST ANTHONYS HEALTH SYSTEM ST A (Nursing Home, 200 NORTHWEST 7TH STREET)
  • BIVINS MEMORIAL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 1001 WALLACE BLVD)
  • COUNTRY CLUB NURSING AND REHABILITATION LP (Nursing Home, 9 MEDICAL DR)
  • ELIZABETH J BIVINS HOME FOR THE AGED (Nursing Home, 3115 TEE ANCHOR BLVD)
  • GEORGIA MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 2611 W 46TH AVE)
  • HERITAGE CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, 1009 CLYDE ST)
  • HIGH PLAINS BAPTIST HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, 1600 WALLACE BOULEVARD)
  • KIRKLAND COURT HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 1601 KIRKLAND DR)
  • NORTHWEST TEXAS HOSPITAL SNU (Nursing Home, 1501 SOUTH COULTER DRIVE)
  • OLSEN MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 3350 OLSEN BOULEVARD)
  • PALO DURO CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1931 MEDI PARK DRIVE)
  • PANHANDLE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 2423 LINE AVENUE)
  • PLUM CREEK HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 5601 PLUM CREEK DR)
  • TEXAN NURSING AND REHAB OF AMARILLO LLC (Nursing Home, 4033 W 51ST AVE)
  • THE ARBORS (Nursing Home, 1910 MEDI PARK DR)
  • USSERY ROAN TEXAS STATE VETERANS HOME (Nursing Home, 1020 TASCOSA RD)
  • VIVIANS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 508 N TAYLOR)
  • WARE MEMORIAL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 400 W 14TH ST BLDG A)
  • WINDFLOWER NURSING (Nursing Home, 5500 SW 9TH AVE)

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Local government website: www.ci.amarillo.tx.us

Colleges/Universities in Amarillo:

  • Amarillo College (Full-time enrollment: 3,610; Location: 2011 S. Washington; Public; Website: www.actx.edu)
  • Milan Institute (FT enrollment: 231; Location: 7001 I-40 West; Private, for-profit; Website: www.milaninstitute.edu)
  • Milan Institute of Cosmetology (FT enrollment: 212; Location: 2400 SE 27th Ave.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.milaninstitute.edu)
  • Exposito School of Hair Design Ltd (FT enrollment: 66; Location: 3710 Mockingbird; Private, for-profit; Website: expositoschoolofhair.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Amarillo:

  • West Texas A & M University (about 16 miles; Canyon, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,251)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 111 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 2,746)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 112 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • Texas Tech University (about 112 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 25,860)
  • South Plains College (about 117 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 4,679)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 179 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,054)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 192 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,197)

Biggest public high schools in Amarillo:

Private high schools in Amarillo:

  • SAN JACINTO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 610; Location: 501 S MISSISSIPPI ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • BIBLE HERITAGE SCHOOL (Students: 213; Location: 4100 REPUBLIC AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC ACADEMY (Students: 125; Location: 4110 S BONHAM; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • ASCENSION ACADEMY (Students: 79; Location: 9301 ASCENSION PKWY; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • CHRISTIAN HERITAGE ACADEMY (Students: 13; Location: 900 S NELSON; Grades: 2 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Amarillo:

Private elementary/middle schools in Amarillo:

  • ST ANDREW'S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 278; Location: 1515 S GEORGIA ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MARY S SCHOOL (Students: 220; Location: 1200 S WASHINGTON ST; Grades: PK - 5)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 108; Location: 5005 INTERSTATE 40 W; Grades: PK - 5)
  • ST JOSEPH CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY (Students: 92; Location: 4118 S BONHAM ST; Grades: PK - 5)
  • OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SCHOOL (Students: 89; Location: 1108 S HOUSTON ST; Grades: PK - 5)
  • AMARILLO MONTESSORI ACADEMY (Students: 69; Location: 3806 BOWIE ST; Grades: PK - 3)
  • CENTRAL BAPTIST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 23; Location: 1601 SW 58TH; Grades: PK - 10)
See full list of schools located in Amarillo, School District:

Library in Amarillo:

  • AMARILLO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,834,309; Location: 413 E 4TH AVE; 551,724 books; 38,953 audio materials; 36,954 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 62 state licensed databases; 7 other licensed databases; 435 print serial subscriptions; 12 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • THERE IS NOW A HOSPITAL IN TOWN NAMED PHYSICIANS SURGICAL HOSPITAL. IT IS LOCATED ON PLUM CREEK
  • Enrollment at West Texas A&M University is 7,100.

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Notable locations in Amarillo: Rock Island Station (A), Santa Fe Station (B), Tri State Fairground (C), Amarillo Country Club (D), Ross Rogers Golf Course (E), Tascosa Country Club (F), US Route 66-Sixth Street Historic District (G), Wolflin Historic District (H), Plemons-Mrs M D Oliver-Eakle Additions Historic District (I), Llano Cemetery Historic District (J), Burlington Station (K), Henry B and Ellen M Sanborn House (L), Jons-Gilvin House (M), Kouns-Jackson House (N), Landergin-Harrington House (O), Miles and Myda Bivins House (P), Potter County Courthouse (Q), Amarillo Fire Department Station 5 (R), Amarillo Fire Department Station 3 (S), Amarillo Fire Department Station 6 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Western Plaza Shopping Center (1), Westgate Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Amarillo include: Trinity Church (A), Pierce Street Church (B), Andrews Church (C), Temple Church (D), Eastridge Church (E), Fairview Church (F), Glenwood Church (G), Hillcrest Church (H), Holiness Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Memorial Park Cemetery (1), Llano Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Amarillo Lake (A), Amarillo Terminal Reservoir (B), Ross Rogers Golf Course Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Amarillo include: Hines Park (1), Southeast Park (2), Southwest Park (3), Martin Road Park (4), Bones Hooks Park (5), Benton Park (6), Austin Park (7), South Lawn Park (8), North Height Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Catholic Museum Archives Building (2200 North Spring Street) (1), Amarillo Botanical Gardens (Museums; 1400 Streit Drive) (2), Amarillo Museum of Art (Amarillo College Nat) (3), Amarillo Railroad Museum Inc (13000 East USHighway 60) (4), Don Harrington Discovery Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1200 Streit Drive) (5), Amarillo City - Libraries-Amarillo Public- Central Branch (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 413 East 4th Avenue) (6), A Pony for Your Thoughts (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 8480 Cliffside Road) (7), Cunningham B J Geologst (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1011 West 9th Avenue) (8), English Field Air & Space Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2014 English Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: 3B Machine & Custom Fabrication (11828 East County Road 34) (1), Bailey's Lounge (3100 West Interstate 40) (2), Comfort Inn Airport (1515 I-40 East) (3), Baymont Inn Amarillo (3411 I-40 West) (4), Astro Motel (5703 West Amarillo Boulevard) (5), Camelot Inn (2508 E Interstate 40) (6), Ambassador Hotel - Amarillo (3100 W Interstate 40) (7), Brianco's Four Seasons Sunrooms (11750 Interstate 27) (8), Civic Center Inn (715 South Fillmore Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Amarillo-City - Municipal Court- Warrant Officer (201 East 4th Avenue) (1), Courts-Federal - District Court- Clerk's Office Information (205 East 5th Avenue) (2), United States Government - Judicial Branch- U S Probation Office (205 East 5th Avenue) (3), United States Government - Judicial Branch- Federal Public Defender (500 South Taylor Street) (4), United States Government - Judicial Branch- U S Pretrial Services (205 East 5th Avenue) (5), United States Government - Judicial Branch- U S Magistrate (205 East 5th Avenue) (6), United States Government - Judicial Branch- U S District Judge (205 East 5th Avenue) (7), Potter County - County Clerk- Criminal Court Department (Courthouse) (8), United States Government - Judicial Branch- Us Bankruptcy Court Clerks Of (624 South Polk Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Potter County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 18.3. This is significantly better than average.
City:

18.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 5.59. This is significantly better than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

5.59
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Amarillo and their reported violations in the past:

AMARILLO MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 181725, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2006. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-27-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-27-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-07-2006)
  • M&R Filter Turbidity Reporting - In MAR-2003, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Notification, Public - In JUN-2001, Contaminant: SWTR
TAYLORS PETROLEUM CO 61 (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUL-21-2005 to SEP-07-2005)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAY-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAR-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 6 other older monitoring violations
AMBERWOOD WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 330, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
FORT AMARILLO RV PARK (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAY-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
COUNTRY STORE THE (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between APR-2006 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAY-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-21-2003), St Public Notif requested (AUG-21-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-07-2003)
  • Notification, Public - In SEP-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
SKATE PLEX (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between APR-2006 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between DEC-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-21-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-21-2005 to NOV-07-2005)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 14 routine major monitoring violations
  • 9 other older monitoring violations
SPORTSWORLD (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
CATALPA VILLA WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and OCT-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-18-2004), St Compliance achieved (OCT-27-2004)
  • Notification, Public - In OCT-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Notification, Public - In SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and NOV-09-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (MAR-16-2001), Fed FAO issued (AUG-23-2001), Fed No addtl Formal Action needed (OCT-04-2001), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2004)
  • Notification, Public - In NOV-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 4 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Amarillo that have no violations reported:

  • CHERRY AVE MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUNDOWN CAMPGROUND (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.2%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.5%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Amarillo, TX

People in group quarters in Amarillo in 2010:

  • 1,019 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 371 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 231 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 158 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 65 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 29 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Amarillo in 2000:

  • 1,459 people in nursing homes
  • 361 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 119 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 100 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 93 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 49 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 48 people in religious group quarters
  • 47 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 16 people in other group homes

Amarillo compared to Texas state average:

Amarillo, Texas environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Arenas or stadiums:

  • Amarillo National Center. Capacity: 10,000.
  • Amarillo Civic Center. Capacity: 6,670.

Banks with most branches in Amarillo (2011 data):

  • Amarillo National Bank: 15 branches. Info updated 2010/07/13: Bank assets: $3,157.1 mil, Deposits: $2,561.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Amarillo National Bancorp, Inc.
  • Happy State Bank: 10 branches. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $1,840.0 mil, Deposits: $1,625.4 mil, headquarters in Happy, TX, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Happy Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Fillmore Downtown Branch, Tx-Potter County 1 Branch, Patterson Branch, Amarillo - Coulter Branch, Bivins Branch, Wolflin Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: Puckett Branch, Medical Banking Center Branch, Grand Banking Center Branch, Amarillo Motorbank Branch, Amarillo Downtown Branch, Washington Banking Center Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • FirstBank Southwest: Sleepy Hollow Branch, Crossroads Branch, Western Banking Center Branch, Gem Lake Branch, Firstbank Southwest. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $825.3 mil, Deposits: $749.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Firstperryton Bancorp, Inc.
  • First United Bank: Amarillo Messenger Service, Tradewind Branch Amarillo Branch, The Colonies Branc, - Downtown Amarill. Info updated 2007/02/12: Bank assets: $1,081.2 mil, Deposits: $962.8 mil, headquarters in Dimmitt, TX, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Plains Bancorp, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Drive-In Branch, I-40 Branch, Amarillo Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Herring Bank: Amarillo/Bell Branch, Pierce Branch, at 2201 Civic Circle. Info updated 2009/08/03: Bank assets: $562.6 mil, Deposits: $493.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Herring Bancorp, Inc.
  • FirstCapital Bank of Texas, National Association: Downtown Amarillo Branch at 620 South Taylor Road, branch established on 2003/01/13; Hillside Branch at 7100 Hillside, branch established on 2006/04/10. Info updated 2010/07/28: Bank assets: $593.5 mil, Deposits: $539.3 mil, headquarters in Midland, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancshares Of Texas, Inc.
  • 7 other banks with 9 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Amarillo, Texas:

  • Travelodge East Amarillo, 3205 I-40 E, Amarillo, TX 79104 , Phone: (806) 372-8171, Fax: (806) 372-2815
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 6800 I-40 W, Amarillo, TX 79106 , Phone: (806) 358-7943, Fax: (806) 358-8475
  • La Quinta Motor Inn #454 Amarillo, 1708 I-40 East, Amarillo, TX 79103 , Phone: (806) 373-7486, Fax: (806) 372-4100
  • La Quinta Amarillo West Medical Center, 2108 Coulter St, Amarillo, TX 79106 , Phone: (806) 352-6311, Fax: (806) 359-3179
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 1700 Interstate 40 E, Amarillo, TX 79103 , Phone: (806) 372-1425, Fax: (806) 379-8807
  • Ambassador Hotel, 3100 W I-40, Amarillo, TX 79102 , Phone: (806) 358-6161, Fax: (806) 358-9869
  • Comfort Inn West Amarillo, 2100 S Coulter, Amarillo, TX 79106 , Phone: (806) 358-6141, Fax: (806) 358-8916
  • Motel 6 #1146 Amarillo, 6030 Ih-40 West, Amarillo, TX 79106 , Phone: (806) 359-7651, Fax: (806) 359-0236
  • 40 other hotels and motels
All 48 fire-safe hotels and motels in Amarillo, Texas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Amarillo travel time to work - commute


Amarillo mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Amarillo city (based on Potter County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 86.44%
Here86.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents48.1%23.4%6.9%5.2%2.8%
Congregations21.9%8.6%6.3%12.5%3.1%
Name Charismatic Churches Independent Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.5%2.2%1.4%1.3%6.1%
Congregations2.3%3.1%1.6%7.8%32.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Potter County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Potter County:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 61
Potter County:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 108
Here:

8.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Potter County:

29.7%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.7%
State:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 65$257,048$47,4550$0
Other Government Administration 88$382,069$52,1000$0
Judicial and Legal 36$116,987$38,9960$0
Police Protection - Officers 295$1,474,248$59,9690$0
Police - Other 104$257,435$29,7040$0
Firefighters 220$1,145,688$62,4920$0
Fire - Other 16$81,330$60,9980$0
Streets and Highways 151$416,538$33,10281$107,852
Airports 95$243,486$30,7560$0
Welfare 17$34,759$24,5360$0
Health 46$123,272$32,1580$0
Solid Waste Management 133$307,393$27,7350$0
Sewerage 120$302,968$30,2970$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 191$162,095
Water Supply 116$323,278$33,4430$0
Local Libraries 78$154,871$23,8260$0
Other and Unallocable 66$146,192$26,5800$0
Totals for Government 1,646$5,767,562$42,048272$269,947

Amarillo government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $8,989,000 ($46.04)
    Regular Highways: $2,260,000 ($11.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,775,000 ($9.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $339,000 ($1.74)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $26,437,000 ($135.40)
    Water Utilities: $18,668,000 ($95.61)
    Local Fire Protection: $17,307,000 ($88.64)
    Regular Highways: $12,559,000 ($64.32)
    General - Other: $11,457,000 ($58.68)
    Hospitals: $11,447,000 ($58.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,118,000 ($56.94)
    Housing and Community Development: $9,904,000 ($50.72)
    Sewerage: $9,260,000 ($47.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,764,000 ($44.89)
    Health - Other: $6,564,000 ($33.62)
    Air Transportation: $4,842,000 ($24.80)
    Libraries: $3,674,000 ($18.82)
    Transit Utilities: $3,206,000 ($16.42)
    Financial Administration: $2,911,000 ($14.91)
    Central Staff Services: $2,579,000 ($13.21)
    General Public Buildings: $2,234,000 ($11.44)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,965,000 ($10.06)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $558,000 ($2.86)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $68,505,000 ($350.86)
    Corporate Bonds: $27,071,000 ($138.65)
    Benefit Payments: $4,613,000 ($23.63)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $480,000 ($2.46)
    Withdrawals: $49,000 ($0.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,876,000 ($30.09)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,062,000 ($5.44)
    Water Utilities: $954,000 ($4.89)
    Regular Highways: $260,000 ($1.33)
    Housing and Community Development: $137,000 ($0.70)
    Air Transportation: $131,000 ($0.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $125,000 ($0.64)
    Police Protection: $117,000 ($0.60)
    Sewerage: $96,000 ($0.49)
    Health - Other: $59,000 ($0.30)
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000 ($0.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000 ($0.23)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $26,000 ($0.13)
    General Public Building: $14,000 ($0.07)
    Libraries: $7,000 ($0.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $59,583,000 ($305.16)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,695,000 ($8.68)

Amarillo government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $14,345,000 ($73.47)
    Sewerage: $11,317,000 ($57.96)
    Air Transportation: $5,475,000 ($28.04)
    All Other: $5,358,000 ($27.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,762,000 ($19.27)
    Hospital Public: $22,000 ($0.11)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $6,355,000 ($32.55)
    From Parent Local Government: $1,634,000 ($8.37)
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,156,000 ($5.92)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $10,249,000 ($52.49)
    Air Transportation: $3,006,000 ($15.40)
    Transit Utilities: $1,584,000 ($8.11)
    Public Welfare: $558,000 ($2.86)
    All Other: $451,000 ($2.31)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $19,000 ($0.10)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $17,657,000 ($90.43)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,042,000 ($20.70)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,916,000 ($20.06)
    Rents: $337,000 ($1.73)
    Special Assessments: $299,000 ($1.53)
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000 ($0.03)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $26,495,000 ($135.70)
    Transit Utilities: $200,000 ($1.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $3,331,000 ($17.06)
    All Other: $1,767,000 ($9.05)
    Transit Utilities: $626,000 ($3.21)
    Highways: $338,000 ($1.73)
    Housing and Community Development: $104,000 ($0.53)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $49,768,000 ($254.89)
    Property: $23,998,000 ($122.91)
    Public Utilities Sales: $11,098,000 ($56.84)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,534,000 ($18.10)
    Other License: $1,292,000 ($6.62)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $448,000 ($2.29)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $427,000 ($2.19)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $46,000 ($0.24)

Amarillo government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $95,609,000 ($489.67)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $80,526,000 ($412.43)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $65,835,000 ($337.18)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $57,925,000 ($296.67)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,576,000 ($264.15)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,493,000 ($186.90)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,910,000 ($40.51)

Amarillo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $501,000 ($2.57)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $545,311,000 ($2792.89)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $62,580,000 ($320.51)

10.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,640 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.97%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($100 average AGI)
Potter County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.20%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Randall County, TX  4.79% ($31,943 average AGI)
from Lubbock County, TX  0.32% ($24,882)
from Hutchinson County, TX  0.28% ($30,240)


11.00% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,311 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.00%
Texas average:

7.44%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($88 average AGI)
Potter County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Randall County, TX  5.17% ($34,113 average AGI)
to Lubbock County, TX  0.31% ($23,500)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.25% ($30,011)

Strongest AM radio stations in Amarillo:

  • KIXZ (940 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPUR (1440 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTNZ (1010 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KDJW (1360 AM; 1 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: NEW LIFE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KZIP (1310 AM; 1 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: DEL NORTE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZRK (1550 AM; 1 kW; CANYON, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KIJN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FARWELL, TX; Owner: METROPOLITIAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Amarillo:

  • KJRT (88.3 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: TOP O' TEXAS ED B/CASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KXGL (100.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: FEUER/MCCORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAVW (90.7 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KXRI (91.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KGNC-FM (97.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KMXJ-FM (94.1 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZRK-FM (107.9 FM; CANYON, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KQIZ-FM (93.1 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K235AL (94.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC.)
  • KACV-FM (89.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMARILLO JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KXLV (89.1 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KMML-FM (96.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KATP (101.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KAEZ (105.7 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: KXOJ, INC.)
  • KPRF (98.7 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRGN (103.1 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBZD (99.7 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KQFX (104.3 FM; BORGER, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KPUR-FM (107.1 FM; CANYON, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KWTS (91.1 FM; CANYON, TX; Owner: WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Amarillo:

  • KEAT-LP (Channel 22; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: KUVN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KFDA-TV (Channel 10; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: PANHANDLE TELECASTING CO.)
  • KACV-TV (Channel 2; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMARILLO JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KVII-TV (Channel 7; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: NVG-AMARILLO, LLC)
  • KCIT (Channel 14; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING OF AMARILLO LICENSE, INC.)
  • K25GI (Channel 25; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KAMR-TV (Channel 4; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF AMARILLO LICENSE, LLC)
  • K56DF (Channel 56; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: SPECTRUM MEDIA)
  • KAMT-LP (Channel 31; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTMO-LP (Channel 36; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: ADELANTE TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCPN-LP (Channel 33; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING OF AMARILLO LICENSE, INC.)
  • KTXD-LP (Channel 43; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Amarillo fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 85 meters (279ft)
Total costs: $2,521,000
Total average daily traffic: 94,656
Total average daily truck traffic: 9,550

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 5
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Amarillo, TX

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Amarillo)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 796 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Amarillo, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 119 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 286 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 614 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Amarillo)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Amarillo)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 311 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 43 full and 9 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,052$111,895763$125,0712,328$113,976265$25,8628$4,028,231348$81,99612$53,916
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED121$102,933112$122,011486$119,13940$23,0160$036$83,4352$32,155
APPLICATIONS DENIED156$91,92492$86,288720$94,956214$23,6890$057$57,41521$61,405
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN77$106,55973$104,001314$113,85345$44,4560$029$69,5192$80,255
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS14$80,20913$63,54299$101,49218$31,3890$011$52,2731$59,010

Detailed mortgage data for all 52 tracts in Amarillo, TX

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 37 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED158$140,726175$141,1041$109,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED33$137,69635$165,5864$87,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED25$102,03017$144,9164$118,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$127,09318$148,0520$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$110,0004$173,8481$110,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1747
  • Hazardous Condition: 806
  • Service Call: 40
  • Good Intent Call: 25

Incident types - Amarillo


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Amarillo, TX

Most common first names in Amarillo, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,02471.6 years
Mary1,01778.3 years
William92474.4 years
John88673.6 years
Robert71171.4 years
Charles53572.3 years
George44875.2 years
Thomas33172.3 years
Dorothy32275.4 years
Margaret31978.4 years
Most common last names in Amarillo, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith58673.8 years
Johnson41774.0 years
Jones36872.7 years
Brown36675.4 years
Williams33675.4 years
Davis28474.4 years
Wilson26375.4 years
Miller25474.3 years
Moore24075.3 years
Thompson18374.0 years
Businesses in Amarillo, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T4La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware1Lane Bryant1
Aeropostale1Lane Furniture4
Albertsons1LensCrafters1
American Eagle Outfitters1Little Caesars Pizza2
Applebee's2Long John Silver's3
Arby's6Lowe's2
Ashley Furniture1Marriott3
AutoZone6MasterBrand Cabinets8
Avenue1Maurices1
BMW1McDonald's13
Bath & Body Works1Men's Wearhouse1
Baymont Inn1Microtel2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motel 62
Best Western2Motherhood Maternity1
Blockbuster1New Balance2
Budget Car Rental2New York & Co1
Burger King7Nike18
Burlington Coat Factory1Office Depot1
CVS4OfficeMax1
Casual Male XL1Old Navy1
Catherines1On The Border1
Charlotte Russe1Outback1
Chick-Fil-A2Outback Steakhouse1
Chico's1Pac Sun1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Papa John's Pizza2
Church's Chicken2Payless5
Cinnabon 2Penske1
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart1
Coldwater Creek1Pier 1 Imports1
ColorTyme1Pizza Hut6
Comfort Inn2Popeyes4
Comfort Suites1Quality2
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack4
Curves2Red Lobster1
Days Inn1Red Robin1
Deb1Red Roof Inn1
Dennys3Rue211
Discount Tire3SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza2SONIC Drive-In12
DressBarn1Sam's Club1
Eddie Bauer1Sears3
Express1Shoe Carnival1
Extended Stay America1Sleep Inn1
Fashion Bug1Spencer Gifts1
FedEx27Sprint Nextel5
Finish Line1Starbucks3
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Subway18
Foot Locker1Super 83
GNC2T-Mobile5
GameStop4T.G.I. Driday's1
Gap1T.J.Maxx1
Goodwill1Taco Bell6
Gymboree1Target1
H&R Block8The Room Place1
Havertys Furniture1Toys"R"Us1
Hobby Lobby1Travelodge1
Holiday Inn5U-Haul7
Hollister Co.1UPS31
Home Depot2Vans2
Hot Topic1Verizon Wireless2
IHOP2Victoria's Secret1
JCPenney1Waffle House5
JoS. A. Bank1Walgreens8
Jones New York5Walmart4
Journeys1Wendy's5
KFC3Wet Seal1
Kohl's1YMCA4
La Quinta2
Browse common businesses in Amarillo, TX


Amarillo on our top lists:

  • #69 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #40 (79124) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Jordanian first ancestries"
  • #45 (79106) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of physicians in 2005"
  • #54 (79119) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch West Indian first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #91 (79121) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Arab/Arabic first ancestries"
  • #96 (79111) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Basque first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • William C. Pratt (8)
  • Stephen E. Bachman (6)
  • T. Leon Brown (5)
  • Suresh Neelagaru (4)
  • Ladislado Garza (4)
  • Matthew Ryan Garner (4)
  • Michael E. Hubbert (4)
  • Mike Floyd (4)
  • Oscar T. Scott, Iv (4)
  • Bryan E. Garner (4)

Total of 138 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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