Amarillo, TX

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
264,345
0.216% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
35.2
0.285% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
14.4%
4.39% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$56,055
0.973% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$147,600
5.05% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
125,503
0.99% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Amarillo, TX had a population of 264k people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $56,055. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Amarillo, TX grew from 263,776 to 264,345, a 0.216% increase and its median household income grew from $55,515 to $56,055, a 0.973% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Amarillo, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.9%), White (Hispanic) (23.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.88%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.22%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.97%).

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.

93.4% of the residents in Amarillo, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Amarillo, TX are West Texas A & M University (2,641 degrees awarded in 2020), Amarillo College (222576) (2,128 degrees), and Milan Institute-Amarillo (55 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Amarillo, TX was $147,600, and the homeownership rate was 63.4%.

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.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Amarillo, TX is home to a population of 264k people, from which 93.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 9.92% of Amarillo, TX residents were born outside of the country (26.2k people).

In 2020, there were 2.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (156k people) in Amarillo, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 61k White (Hispanic) and 15.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.4%
2020 Citizenship
93.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 93.4% of Amarillo, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Amarillo, TX was 93.4%, 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)
    156k ± 714
  2. White (Hispanic)
    61k ± 1.69k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    15.5k ± 619
29.3%
Hispanic Population
77.5k people

In 2020, there were 2.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (156k people) in Amarillo, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 61k White (Hispanic) and 15.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

29.3% of the people in Amarillo, TX are hispanic (77.5k 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
    2,484,512 ± 36,982 people
  2. India
    279,123 ± 12,908 people
  3. El Salvador
    219,615 ± 11,461 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,484,512 Texas residents, followed by India with 279,123 and El Salvador with 219,615.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.92%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
26.2k people
9.86%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
26k people

As of 2020, 9.92% of Amarillo, TX residents (26.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Amarillo, TX was 9.86%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,990 ± 509
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,564 ± 503
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,810 ± 431

Amarillo, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Amarillo, TX employs 126k people. The largest industries in Amarillo, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,282 people), Retail Trade (14,573 people), and Manufacturing (13,824 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,942), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,280), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($53,750).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,589. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

126k
2020 Value
± 2,803
−0.99%
1 Year decline
± 3.03%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Amarillo, TX declined at a rate of −0.99%, from 127k employees to 126k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Amarillo, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (13,718 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,272 people), and Management Occupations (10,647 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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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Texas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

126k
2020 Value
± 2,803
−0.99%
1 Year decline
± 3.03%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Amarillo, TX declined at a rate of −0.99%, from 127k employees to 126k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Amarillo, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,282 people), Retail Trade (14,573 people), and Manufacturing (13,824 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

$42,049
Median earning men ± $1,450
$28,909
Median earning women ± $1,316

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($54,635), Public Administration ($53,522), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,245).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($43,832), Information ($39,063), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($37,371).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $2.17M
    Manufacturing
  2. $1.98M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $1.05M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $292B
  2. $210B
  3. $178B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Electronics with $292B, followed by Gasoline ($210B) and Fuel oils ($178B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.36T
2020 Value in Texas
$4.5T
Projected 2050 Value in Texas
90.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.36T. This is expected to increase 90.9% to $4.5T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $78.1B
  2. $76.4B
  3. $74.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $78.1B, followed by California with $76.4B and Michigan and $74.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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 36 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 36 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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In 2020, universities in Amarillo, TX awarded 4,891 degrees. The student population of Amarillo, TX in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 7,320 male students and 12,098 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Amarillo, TX are White (2,580 and 53.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,620 and 33.6%), Black or African American (251 and 5.2%), and Asian (167 and 3.46%).

The largest universities in Amarillo, TX by number of degrees awarded are West Texas A & M University (2,641 and 54%), Amarillo College (222576) (2,128 and 43.5%), and Milan Institute-Amarillo (55 and 1.12%).

The most popular majors in Amarillo, TX are General Business Administration & Management (690 and 14.1%), General Studies (484 and 9.9%), and Registered Nursing (344 and 7.03%).

The median tuition cost in Amarillo, TX for a public four year colleges is $5,748 for in-state students and $7,195 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Amarillo, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 58.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 43.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 19,418 (37.7% men and 62.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 19,418 students enrolled in Amarillo, TX, 37.7% men and 62.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,619 records, of which 61.6% were women and 38.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 132 degree-majors awarded
  2. 202 degree-majors awarded
  3. 195 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Amarillo, TX was Registered Nursing with 132 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. 2,641 degrees awarded
  2. 2,128 degrees awarded
  3. 55 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was West Texas A & M University with 2,641 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,969 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Amarillo, TX, which is 0.674 times less than the 2,922 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,580 degrees mean that there were 1.59 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,620 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 ($5,748) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,708) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,732) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.35% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.35% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (5.56M), Some college (5.02M), and Bachelors Degree (3.9M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Amarillo, TX was $147,600 in 2020, which is 0.642 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $140,500 to $147,600, a 5.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Amarillo, TX is 63.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

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 $56,055. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Amarillo, TX was Rockwall County, TX with a value of $105,956, followed by Collin County, TX and Fort Bend County, TX, with respective values of $100,541 and $100,189.

Property

$147,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,522
$61,941
Median Property Taxes
±$1,757

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

63.4%
Homeownership
2020
64.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 63.4% of the housing units in Amarillo, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.1%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Amarillo, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Amarillo, TX was Rockwall County, TX with a value of $105,956, followed by Collin County, TX and Fort Bend County, TX, with respective values of $100,541 and $100,189.

The following map shows all of the counties 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.
$56,055
Median Household Income
± $1,342
97.7k
Number of Households
± 2,339

In 2020, the median household income of the 97.7k households in Amarillo, TX grew to $56,055 from the previous year's value of $55,515.

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.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Texas
0.48
2019 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2020, the income inequality in Texas was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.474% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.3%)
  2. Carpooled (10.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.5%)

In 2020, 82.3% of workers in Amarillo, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.9%) and those who worked at home (3.5%).

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

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 (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.59% 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

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Amarillo, TX (36.5k out of 254k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

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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85% of the population of Amarillo, TX has health coverage, with 49.6% on employee plans, 12.6% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 1.52% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Texas was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Texas see 1642 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1642 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1677 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 827 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Texas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,642 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Texas

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,642 patients per year. This represents a 0% change 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.6% under 18 years, 22.7% between 18 and 34 years, 35.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

15%
Uninsured
49.6%
Employer Coverage
12.6%
Medicaid
10.5%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
1.52%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Amarillo, TX declined by 0.369% from 15.1% to 15%.

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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