Amarillo, Texas 

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+15.4% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

77.8 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

8.2 / 6.6

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Amarillo, Texas

Amarillo, Texas is a vibrant city full of attractions for everyone. Nature lovers can explore Palo Duro Canyon or take a stroll through one of the city's many parks. History buffs should check out sites like The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum to learn more about Amarillo's past. Sports fans can catch a game at the Amarillo Civic Center, while foodies can sample all kinds of delicious eats throughout town. Shopping lovers should head to Westgate Mall or La Paloma Plaza for great deals on all kinds of items. With its friendly people and diverse activities, Amarillo is the perfect place to visit! Small city - North Texas in center of Texas Panhandle.
State: Texas
County: Potter County
Metro Area: Amarillo Metro Area
City: Amarillo
Zip Codes: 79109, 79107, 79106, 79118, 79110, 79108, 79119, 79103, 79102, 79124, 14 total
Cost of Living: -22.2% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 3604 ft above sea level

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Low unemployment
Relatively cool, dry climate
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What Bert Has To Say About Amarillo Metro Area

Set in the middle of the rugged plains of the Texas Panhandle, Amarillo is a true “cow town” of cowboys and ranch life, with some color left over from its glory days as a watering hole on legendary Route 66. Today the area is accessible by modern transportation, and modern heating and air-conditioning have tamed the harsh plains environment. These changes have led to population growth and buildup of the downtown area, but other than steakhouses and a few museums and historic sites, cultural amenities outside the native Western culture are about as scarce as trees.


The unemployment rate in Amarillo is 4.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Amarillo jobs have increased by 1.9%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Amarillo's cost of living is 22.2% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Amarillo's Cost of Living

September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Amarillo, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Potter county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 68.5% to 29.8%. More Voting Stats

Amarillo's population is 200,371 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 5.7%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 17.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Amarillo is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.4%.

Amarillo public schools spend $8,635 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.7 students per teacher in Amarillo. More Education

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Housing Market in Amarillo

It's a good time to buy in Amarillo. Home Appreciation is up 9.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Amarillo is .

Reviews for Amarillo   31 Reviews
Quite possibly worse than Hell itself - 4/5/2020
I was originally from here, left for a number of years, and ended up back for a short time due to life circumstances. I have really tried to make the most of my time... Read More

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Not a good place - 12/6/2019
I moved to Amarillo when I was five and left at 34, the best thing I ever did. Sadly, I came back to help care for my aging grandmother, and as soon as I can, i am... Read More

Amarillo Texas, Sucks. - 2/5/2019
Amarillo is not a good place to live. For me it was like living in Hell. I lived there for 50 years. I graduated Canyon High. raised two kids. went through a divorce... Read More

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