Amarillo, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Amarillo, Texas - Basic Facts

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The City of Amarillo had a population of 201,324 as of July 1, 2016. Amarillo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Amarillo is located at latitude 35.1999 and longitude -101.8302 in Potter County. The formal boundaries for the City of Amarillo (see map below) encompass a land area of 99.9 sq. miles and a water area of 1.65 sq. miles. Potter County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,668 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Amarillo are located in Potter County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Randall County.

The City of Amarillo (GNIS ID: 2409694) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Amarillo is located within Amarillo Division of Potter County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Amarillo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Amarillo: Oneida.


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Amarillo, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 201,324
Population in Households 199,343
Population in Familes 162,412
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,981
Population Density1 2,015
Diversity Index2 69
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 78,408
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 51,695
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 86,051 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46,869 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 31,538 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,643 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $127,450
Average Home Value $161,984
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,085
Average Household Income $64,818
Per Capita Income $25,650
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.87% 0.76%
Households 0.95% 0.82%
Families 0.81% 0.74%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Amarillo, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Amarillo to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 14 99th
Population Density1 # 305 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 326 81st
Median Household Income # 786 55th
Per Capita Income # 596 66th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.