Amarillo, TX

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2022 Population
200,360
0.00549% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.4
0.88% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.5%
1.36% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$60,628
9.89% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$172,700
16.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
96,902
1.16% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Amarillo, TX had a population of 200k people with a median age of 34.4 and a median household income of $60,628. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Amarillo, TX declined from 200,371 to 200,360, a −0.00549% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,174 to $60,628, a 9.89% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Amarillo, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (52.2%), White (Hispanic) (20.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.59%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.66%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.93%).

None of the households in Amarillo, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93% of the residents in Amarillo, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Amarillo, TX are Amarillo College (222576) (2,380 degrees awarded in 2022), Wade Gordon Hairdressing Academy (476896) (79 degrees), and Milan Institute-Amarillo (77 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Amarillo, TX was $172,700, and the homeownership rate was 59.6%.

Most people in Amarillo, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Amarillo, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Amarillo, TX is home to a population of 200k people, from which 93% are citizens. As of 2022, 11.2% of Amarillo, TX residents were born outside of the country (22.4k people).

In 2022, there were 2.56 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (105k people) in Amarillo, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 40.9k White (Hispanic) and 17.2k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93%
2022 Citizenship
92.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93% of Amarillo, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Amarillo, TX was 92.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Amarillo, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    105k ± 1.58k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    40.9k ± 2.27k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    17.2k ± 1.8k
34.2%
Hispanic Population
68.4k people

In 2022, there were 2.56 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (105k people) in Amarillo, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 40.9k White (Hispanic) and 17.2k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

34.2% of the people in Amarillo, TX are hispanic (68.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Amarillo, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

11.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
22.4k people
11.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
23.5k people

As of 2022, 11.2% of Amarillo, TX residents (22.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Amarillo, TX was 11.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,518 ± 390
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,249 ± 539
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,065 ± 419

Amarillo, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Amarillo, TX employs 96.9k people. The largest industries in Amarillo, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,634 people), Manufacturing (11,389 people), and Retail Trade (11,384 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,113), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,827), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,391).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

96.9k
2022 Value
± 2,689
1.16%
1 Year growth
± 3.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Amarillo, TX grew at a rate of 1.16%, from 95.8k employees to 96.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Amarillo, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,273 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,811 people), and Management Occupations (7,409 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Amarillo, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

96.9k
2022 Value
± 2,689
1.16%
1 Year growth
± 3.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Amarillo, TX grew at a rate of 1.16%, from 95.8k employees to 96.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Amarillo, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,634 people), Manufacturing (11,389 people), and Retail Trade (11,384 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Amarillo, TX, though some of these residents may live in Amarillo, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,842
Median earning men ± $1,746
$32,860
Median earning women ± $1,096

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,872), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,173), and Public Administration ($58,554).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($48,844), Information ($46,000), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,977).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Amarillo, TX awarded 2,553 degrees. The student population of Amarillo, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,297 male students and 6,035 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Amarillo, TX are Hispanic or Latino (1,204 and 47.2%), followed by White (980 and 38.4%), Black or African American (156 and 6.12%), and Asian (95 and 3.72%).

The largest universities in Amarillo, TX by number of degrees awarded are Amarillo College (222576) (2,380 and 93.2%), Wade Gordon Hairdressing Academy (476896) (79 and 3.09%), and Milan Institute-Amarillo (77 and 3.02%).

The most popular majors in Amarillo, TX are General Studies (392 and 15.4%), General Business Administration & Management (260 and 10.2%), and Registered Nursing (205 and 8.03%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 9,332 students enrolled in Amarillo, TX, 35.3% men and 64.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 4,267 records, of which 65.9% were women and 34.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 392 degrees awarded
  2. 205 degrees awarded
  3. 185 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Amarillo, TX was General Studies with 392 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Amarillo, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,380 degrees awarded
  2. 79 degrees awarded
  3. 77 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Amarillo College (222576) with 2,380 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,130 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Amarillo, TX, which is 0.794 times less than the 1,423 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 1,204 degrees mean that there were 1.23 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 980 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,128) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,040) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,768) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Amarillo, TX was $172,700 in 2022, which is 0.613 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $148,500 to $172,700, a 16.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Amarillo, TX is 59.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Amarillo, TX have an average commute time of 18.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Amarillo, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Amarillo, TX is $60,628. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Amarillo, TX was Census Tract 133 with a value of $137,478, followed by Census Tract 204 and Census Tract 102, with respective values of $112,667 and $104,688.

Property

$172,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,488
$46,840
Median Property Taxes
±$1,570

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Amarillo, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Amarillo, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

59.6%
Homeownership
2022
63.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.6% of the housing units in Amarillo, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 133
  2. Census Tract 204
  3. Census Tract 102

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Amarillo, TX was Census Tract 133 with a value of $137,478, followed by Census Tract 204 and Census Tract 102, with respective values of $112,667 and $104,688.

The following map shows all of the places in Amarillo, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$60,628
Median Household Income
± $1,312
78.6k
Number of Households
± 2,322

In 2022, the median household income of the 78.6k households in Amarillo, TX grew to $60,628 from the previous year's value of $55,174.

The following chart displays the households in Amarillo, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Amarillo, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.92%)

In 2022, 81.6% of workers in Amarillo, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who worked at home (4.92%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Amarillo, TX have a shorter commute time (18.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.32% of the workforce in Amarillo, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Amarillo, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Amarillo, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Amarillo, TX (30.8k out of 198k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Amarillo, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

84.1% of the population of Amarillo, TX has health coverage, with 48.6% on employee plans, 13.6% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 1.57% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Potter County, TX see 1151 patients per year on average, which represents a 14.4% decrease from the previous year (1344 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1731 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 441 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,151 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Potter County, TX

Primary care physicians in Potter County, TX see an average of 1,151 patients per year. This represents a 14.4% decrease from the previous year (1,344 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Potter County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.8% under 18 years, 23.2% between 18 and 34 years, 34.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.9%
Uninsured
48.6%
Employer Coverage
13.6%
Medicaid
10.3%
Medicare
10%
Non-Group
1.57%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Amarillo, TX declined by 2.27% from 16.2% to 15.9%.

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