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The City of Amarillo had a population of 201,607 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Amarillo: Oneida.

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Amarillo, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 201,607
Daytime Population: Workers 101,875
Daytime Population: Residents 103,056
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 204,931
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 199,522
Population in Familes 162,459
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,085
Population Density2 2,018
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $48,913
Average Household Income $67,941
Per Capita Income $26,894


Total Housing Units 86,074 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47,150 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 31,387 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,537 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $133,721
Average Home Value $169,900


Total Households 78,537
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 51,807
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.77% 0.72%
Households 0.84% 0.75%
Families 0.72% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

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, 2017 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 # 308 82nd
Diversity Index # 318 82nd
Median Household Income # 783 55th
Per Capita Income # 602 66th

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