Amarillo, TX

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Population

268,356

0.668% growth

Median Age

35


Median Household Income

$53,087

1.55% decline

Poverty Rate

15%


Number of Employees

130,622

1.95% growth

Median Property Value

$148,200

5.93% growth

About

In 2018, Amarillo, TX had a population of 268k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $53,087. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Amarillo, TX grew from 266,575 to 268,356, a 0.668% increase and its median household income declined from $53,922 to $53,087, a -1.55% decrease.

The population of Amarillo, TX is 59% White Alone, 29.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.87% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Amarillo, TX speak a non-English language, and 92.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Amarillo, TX are West Texas A & M University (2,312 degrees awarded in 2017), Amarillo College (2,084 degrees), and Milan Institute-Amarillo (95 degrees).

The median property value in Amarillo, TX is $148,200, and the homeownership rate is 63.9%. Most people in Amarillo, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Amarillo, TX is 2 cars per household.

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

Economy

The economy of Amarillo, TX employs 131k people. The largest industries in Amarillo, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,860 people), Manufacturing (15,391 people), and Retail Trade (13,824 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,967), Transportation & Warehousing ($53,190), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,656).

Median household income in Amarillo, TX is $53,087. Males in Amarillo, TX have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,835. The income inequality in Amarillo, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,087

2018 value

± $2,207

-1.55%

1 Year Growth

± 6.04%

Households in Amarillo, TX have a median annual income of $53,087, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $53,922 in 2017, which represents a -1.55% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,436

Average Male Salary

± $718

$48,835

Average Female Salary

± $539

In 2018, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $66,902 ± $2,105

  2. White

    $54,641 ± $518

  3. Two or More Races

    $47,698 ± $2,518

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Amarillo, TX is from Texas.

0.479

2018 Wage GINI

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Texas was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0209% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Amarillo, TX was Rockwall County, TX with a value of $100,595, followed by Collin County, TX and Fort Bend County, TX, with respective values of $96,051 and $91,931.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Amarillo, TX (37.7k out of 251k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    28,331 ± 1,171

  2. Hispanic

    16,722 ± 911

  3. Black

    4,088 ± 473

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

131k

2018 Value

± 6,410

1.95%

1 Year growth

± 6.63%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Amarillo, TX grew at a rate of 1.95%, from 128k employees to 131k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Amarillo, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (14,665 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,133 people), and Management Occupations (11,229 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Amarillo, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Amarillo, TX, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (14,665 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,133 people), and Management Occupations (11,229 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Amarillo, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.17 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.48 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Amarillo, TX, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($81,102), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,380), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,705).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

131k

2018 Value

± 6,410

1.95%

1 Year growth

± 6.63%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Amarillo, TX grew at a rate of 1.95%, from 128k employees to 131k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Amarillo, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,860 people), Manufacturing (15,391 people), and Retail Trade (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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Most Common

The most common industries in Amarillo, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,860 people), Manufacturing (15,391 people), and Retail Trade (13,824 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Amarillo, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.94 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.94 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Amarillo, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,967), Transportation & Warehousing ($53,190), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,656).

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Domestic Trade

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. $290B

  2. $217B

  3. $175B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $290B, followed by Gasoline ($217B) and Mixed freight ($175B).

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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$2.15T

2020 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

30.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.15T. This is expected to increase 30.2% to $2.8T by 2045.

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. $97.1B

  2. $59.6B

  3. $38.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.1B, followed by Oklahoma with $59.6B and California and $38.4B.

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

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Health

84.7% of the population of Amarillo, TX has health coverage, with 50% on employee plans, 12.1% on Medicaid, 9.88% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Amarillo, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 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 neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

15.3%

Uninsured

50%

Employer Coverage

12.1%

Medicaid

9.88%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

1.14%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Amarillo, TX grew by 2.84% from 14.9% to 15.3%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Amarillo, TX is home to a population of 268k people, from which 92.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.67% of Amarillo, TX residents were born outside of the country (25.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Amarillo, TX is composed of 158k White Alone residents (59%), 78.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (29.1%), 15.8k Black or African American Alone residents (5.87%), 9.6k Asian Alone residents (3.58%), 3.9k Two or More Races residents (1.45%), 1.82k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.678%), 753 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.281%), and 25 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00932%).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Amarillo, TX was 35. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Amarillo, TX are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Amarillo, TX residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.67%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

25.8k people

9.34%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

24.6k people

As of 2017, 9.67% of Amarillo, TX residents (25.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Amarillo, TX was 9.34%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,516,437 ± 37,200 people

  2. India

    285,714 ± 13,058 people

  3. El Salvador

    228,916 ± 11,700 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,516,437 Texas residents, followed by India with 285,714 and El Salvador with 228,916.

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Citizenship

92.8%

2018 Citizenship

93%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 92.8% of Amarillo, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Amarillo, TX was 93%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    158k ± 1.85k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    78.2k ± 2.96k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    15.8k ± 1.47k

In 2018, there were 2.02 times more White Alone residents (158k people) in Amarillo, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 78.2k Hispanic or Latino and 15.8k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Amarillo, TX as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,266 ± 1,265

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,327 ± 1,096

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,314 ± 716

Amarillo, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Amarillo, TX awarded 4,574 degrees. The student population of Amarillo, TX is skewed towards women, with 8,102 male students and 12,491 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Amarillo, TX are White (2,565 and 57.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,441 and 32.1%), Black or African American (195 and 4.35%), and Asian (117 and 2.61%).

The largest universities in Amarillo, TX by number of degrees awarded are West Texas A & M University (2,312 and 50.5%), Amarillo College (2,084 and 45.6%), and Milan Institute-Amarillo (95 and 2.08%).

The most popular majors in Amarillo, TX are General Business Administration & Management (463 and 10.1%), General Studies (329 and 7.19%), and Registered Nursing (319 and 6.97%).

The median tuition costs in Amarillo, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,115 and $6,218 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 156 degrees awarded

  2. 173 degrees awarded

  3. 159 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Amarillo, TX was Registered Nursing with 156 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,312 degrees awarded

  2. 2,084 degrees awarded

  3. 95 degrees awarded

$5,115

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Amarillo, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was West Texas A & M University with 2,312 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,930

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,644

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,930 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Amarillo, TX, which is 0.73 times less than the 2,644 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Amarillo, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,565 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,441 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    195 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Amarillo, TX were to White students. These 2,565 degrees mean that there were 1.78 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,441 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Amarillo, TX was $148,200 in 2018, which is 0.645 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $139,900 to $148,200, a 5.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Amarillo, TX is 63.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Amarillo, TX have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Amarillo, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$148,200

2018 Median

± $6,096

$139,900

2017 Median

± $5,829

In 2018, the median property value in Amarillo, TX grew to to $148,200 from the previous year's value of $139,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Amarillo, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Amarillo, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$53,087

Median Household Income

± $2,207

98.5k

Number of Households

± 4,851

In 2018, the median household income of the 98.5k households in Amarillo, TX declined from $53,087 from the previous year's value of $53,922.

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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Amarillo, TX 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

63.9%

2018 Homeownership

64.8%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 63.9% of the housing units in Amarillo, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Amarillo, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Amarillo, TX have a shorter commute time (18.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.85% of the workforce in Amarillo, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.5%

  2. Carpooled

    7.32%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.57%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Amarillo, TX was Drove Alone (85.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.32%) and those who Worked At Home (3.57%).

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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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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