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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Amarillo is a city in Texas with a population of 197,570. Amarillo is in Potter County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Amarillo offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Amarillo there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Amarillo and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Amarillo are highly rated.
About Amarillo...
Population
197,570

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%
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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
    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
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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 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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Amarillo, for the most part is a friendly safe city. Like other places, it has it's ups and downs. For the most part, Amarillo is a safe place to live with a growing economy. Amarillo is expanding in every direction possible, and the opportunities are endless. Our real estate market is growing. Businesses are sprouting and expanding, and our public schools give the children of Amarillo every opportunity to succeed.Whether starting a business, going to school, or making Amarillo the home for your family, Amarillo is an ideal city to thrive in.
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.