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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$120,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$781
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

Amarillo Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    490
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    84
    41
  • Robbery
    130
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    898
    500
  • Theft
    3,376
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    459
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,684
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

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I love Amarillo! It is a great city with a lot of opportunity and friendly people. It is a growing city and there are many fun things to do, like visit the Palo Duro Canyon and see the show Texas. The school system is great too! There are new developments like the Town Square and many job opportunities for all types of careers.
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Amarillo is not the worst place to live, but it is also not the greatest place either. There is a very small amount of nightlife and quality restaurants (granted, I have higher expectations being from Chicago which has fantastic food). Really the only nightlife is the movies or the bowling alley. I am also a very different person than others here. I have extremely different political views than most (being more liberal in a land of conservatives). Now, there are some good things about Amarillo. Amarillo college is partnered with some of the high schools to allow students to get college credit for a greatly reduced price in high school. There are also many extracurricular programs at school for people who like science, sports, computers, woodworking, and a multitude of others. Housing is also very inexpensive and there are many low level jobs available.
Amarillo has granted more than just a few great things, Amarillo has more of everything, it might not be a famous popular city like new York but it has its own surprises to bring the rest of the world and the city is rebuilding bridges and has expanded over the years basically saying that Amarillo is a great place. Living in Amarillo is great, anybody that lives in Amarillo is lucky and gives people multiple opportunities on almost every category such as jobs both part time and full time, schools, and colleges. Amarillo is more than just what people think and deserves a popularity level greater than new York's.