Amarillo, TX

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
269,278
0.362% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.8
0.845% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.3%
0.658% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$64,147
8.95% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$180,600
15.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
127,599
0.888% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Amarillo, TX had a population of 269k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $64,147. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Amarillo, TX grew from 268,306 to 269,278, a 0.362% increase and its median household income grew from $58,878 to $64,147, a 8.95% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Amarillo, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (57.3%), White (Hispanic) (17.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.94%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.43%).

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.

94.1% of the residents in Amarillo, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Amarillo, TX are West Texas A & M University (2,402 degrees awarded in 2022), Amarillo College (222576) (2,380 degrees), and Wade Gordon Hairdressing Academy (476896) (79 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Amarillo, TX was $180,600, and the homeownership rate was 64.2%.

Most people in Amarillo, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Amarillo, TX was 2 cars per household.

Amarillo, TX borders Borger, TX, Dumas, TX, Hereford, TX, and Pampa, TX.

Population & Diversity

Amarillo, TX is home to a population of 269k people, from which 94.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.42% of Amarillo, TX residents were born outside of the country (25.4k people).

In 2022, there were 3.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (154k people) in Amarillo, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 47k White (Hispanic) and 22.9k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.1%
2022 Citizenship
93.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.1% of Amarillo, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Amarillo, TX was 93.7%, 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)
    154k ± 758
  2. White (Hispanic)
    47k ± 2.23k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    22.9k ± 1.9k
30.4%
Hispanic Population
81.9k people

In 2022, there were 3.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (154k people) in Amarillo, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 47k White (Hispanic) and 22.9k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

30.4% of the people in Amarillo, TX are hispanic (81.9k 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

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Texas.
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

9.42%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
25.4k people
9.78%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
26.2k people

As of 2022, 9.42% of Amarillo, TX residents (25.4k 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 9.78%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,025 ± 491
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,606 ± 657
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,944 ± 433

Amarillo, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Amarillo, TX employs 128k people. The largest industries in Amarillo, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,894 people), Retail Trade (14,570 people), and Manufacturing (13,646 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,225), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,366), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,379).

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

128k
2022 Value
± 3,071
0.888%
1 Year growth
± 3.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Amarillo, TX grew at a rate of 0.888%, from 126k employees to 128k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Amarillo, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,731 people), Sales & Related Occupations (12,649 people), and Management Occupations (11,209 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

128k
2022 Value
± 3,071
0.888%
1 Year growth
± 3.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Amarillo, TX grew at a rate of 0.888%, from 126k employees to 128k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Amarillo, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,894 people), Retail Trade (14,570 people), and Manufacturing (13,646 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

$49,915
Median earning men ± $1,670
$33,640
Median earning women ± $1,023

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,633), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,345), and Public Administration ($62,221).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($47,691), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($44,492), and Information ($42,806).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,807
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,851
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,180
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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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.

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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 4,955 degrees. The student population of Amarillo, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7,034 male students and 11,540 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Amarillo, TX are White (2,398 and 49%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,858 and 37.9%), Black or African American (264 and 5.39%), and Asian (167 and 3.41%).

The largest universities in Amarillo, TX by number of degrees awarded are West Texas A & M University (2,402 and 48.5%), Amarillo College (222576) (2,380 and 48%), and Wade Gordon Hairdressing Academy (476896) (79 and 1.59%).

The most popular majors in Amarillo, TX are General Business Administration & Management (594 and 12%), General Studies (565 and 11.4%), and Registered Nursing (339 and 6.84%).

The median tuition cost in Amarillo, TX for a public four year colleges is $6,372 for in-state students and $8,267 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Amarillo, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 91.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 29.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 18,574 (37.9% men and 62.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 18,574 students enrolled in Amarillo, TX, 37.9% men and 62.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 8,618 records, of which 62% were women and 38% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 173 degrees awarded
  2. 154 degrees awarded
  3. 126 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Amarillo, TX was General Studies with 173 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,402 degrees awarded
  2. 2,380 degrees awarded
  3. 79 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was West Texas A & M University with 2,402 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,038 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Amarillo, TX, which is 0.699 times less than the 2,917 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,398 degrees mean that there were 1.29 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,858 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,372) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,729) 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 $180,600 in 2022, which is 0.641 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $156,400 to $180,600, a 15.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Amarillo, TX is 64.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Amarillo, TX have an average commute time of 19.6 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 $64,147. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Amarillo, TX was Rockwall County, TX with a value of $121,303, followed by Collin County, TX and Glasscock County, TX, with respective values of $113,255 and $112,188.

Property

$180,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,103
$65,091
Median Property Taxes
±$1,810

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.

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Rent vs Own

64.2%
Homeownership
2022
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.2% of the housing units in Amarillo, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Amarillo, TX was Rockwall County, TX with a value of $121,303, followed by Collin County, TX and Glasscock County, TX, with respective values of $113,255 and $112,188.

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

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Household Income

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$64,147
Median Household Income
± $1,186
101k
Number of Households
± 2,570

In 2022, the median household income of the 101k households in Amarillo, TX grew to $64,147 from the previous year's value of $58,878.

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%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.62%)

In 2022, 81% of workers in Amarillo, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who worked at home (5.62%).

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Amarillo, TX have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.62% 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

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Amarillo, TX (37k out of 259k 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 Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

85.4% of the population of Amarillo, TX has health coverage, with 50.5% on employee plans, 12.1% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 1.52% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Texas see 1629 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.792% decrease from the previous year (1642 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1660 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 759 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,629 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Texas

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,629 patients per year. This represents a 0.792% decrease from the previous year (1,642 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.3% under 18 years, 22.3% between 18 and 34 years, 35.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.7% 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

14.6%
Uninsured
50.5%
Employer Coverage
12.1%
Medicaid
10.9%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
1.52%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Amarillo, TX declined by 1.75% from 14.9% to 14.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Amarillo, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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