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Amarillo, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Amarillo had a population of 206,434 as of July 1, 2019. 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 35.222 and longitude -101.8313 in Potter County. The formal boundaries for the City of Amarillo 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Amarillo: Oneida.

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Amarillo, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Amarillo, TX Housing Affordability Index is 155
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Amarillo, TX Wealth Index is 77
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 206,434 (100%)
Population in Households 204,398 (99.0%)
Population in Families 166,775 (80.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2,036 ( 1.0%)
Population Density 2,032
Diversity Index2 70
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,852
Average Household Income $71,219
Per Capita Income $27,406
Wealth Index4 77

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 85,942 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49,081 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 30,132 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,729 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $146,106
Housing Affordability Index3 155
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 79,213
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 52,333
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.86% 0.69%
Households 0.75% 0.65%
Families 0.68% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Amarillo, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Amarillo to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 Density # 299 83rd
Diversity Index # 316 82nd
Median Household Income # 737 58th
Per Capita Income # 653 63rd

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