Amarillo, TX Rankings

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Amarillo, TX is ranked as the 125th largest city in the United States by BestPlaces. The city has a population of 200,921 people, making it the 24th most populous city in Texas. It is located in Potter and Randall counties and serves as a major hub for the Texas Panhandle region.
Amarillo's economy is based primarily on agriculture and oil production, however other industries such as informational technology and healthcare have recently grown. The city has a lower than average unemployment rate of 3.4%, with job opportunities across many sectors. Amarillo also boasts a vibrant business environment that includes numerous restaurants, stores, museums, and art galleries. In fact, Amarillo was named one of the top 10 best cities for young entrepreneurs in 2013 by BestPlaces magazine!
The city also has plenty to offer residents in terms of recreation and entertainment. There are many parks and outdoor activities available year-round including hiking trails, golf courses, fishing spots, and biking paths. Additionally, there are several cultural events throughout the year that attract visitors from all over the country to this exciting city!

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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  More

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Over 5 years ago

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  More

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Over 5 years ago

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  More

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