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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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+
Amarillo is a city in Texas with a population of 197,823. Amarillo is in Potter County. Living in Amarillo offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Amarillo there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Amarillo and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Amarillo are above average.
About Amarillo...
Population
197,823

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$123,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$814
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Amarillo Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    550
    282.7
  • Murder
    6
    6.1
  • Rape
    99
    40.7
  • Robbery
    151.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    759.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,981.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    452.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Amarillo

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,198
National
$55,322
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I have live here my whole life. One of the positives is that we don't get tornados here very often. It is sunny most of the year and it is easy to travel to just about anywhere from here. We have really decent people who do their best to help those in need. We have Indie Professional Wrestling that dates back a few decades. The sunsets here are absolutely stunning! It is not uncommon to see some locals taking their horses for an evening stroll when the weather gets warm. Our biggest attraction is the Palo Duro Canyon, a gorgeous canyon about 15 miles south of town. It is our smaller version of the majestic Grand Canyon!
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It's a fast growing city, a very heartwarming, humble city. We as in Amarillo recently came out with a song called "Little Amarillo ft. Jade Ramos." A very beautiful song even though i wasn't born in Amarillo. I was raised here and this is my Yellow City. We have things to do in to keep the city rolling. Local vendors and artists. As of recent the town is heading towards a healthier outlook due to many crossfit gyms, gyms, and proactive things to do. The people in this town are friendly. Starting to gear towards a healthier outlook to the Straight+LGBTQ+ alliance. Diversity is vast and culture is intriguing. Enjoy the mid-pace.
In Amarillo, there are a lot of people and we are all very diverse. One thing that we all have in comm is that we stick together no matter what. We try our best to keep our communities safe and to try to keep the violence and the criminals under control at all times, and recently our police force has been cracking down on all the baddies in all the little spaces where they thought they could hide. If we could change one thing about Amarillo it would be the construction time and the number of people that live on the streets. I would give the homeless more places to go when they don't have anywhere to go and I would speed up construction so that the main roads wouldn't be blocked all the time.