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Overall Niche Grade
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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 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
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
    538.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    8
    6.1
  • Rape
    91
    40.7
  • Robbery
    117.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    837.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,041.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    492.6
    284
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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 pretty good place to live. There is more to do here than where we used to live. There are quite a few eating places here. Where we live, we are close to our jobs and church.
I have just entered the music scene. There are many places to venture out for the music scene.
I feel pretty safe going out and about on the town.
The people of Amarillo are pretty friendly.
If you like to stay in shape, there are several gym options available.
The medical options in Amarillo have always met our needs. Even when we lived 80 miles from Amarillo, we still came to Amarillo to meet our medical needs.
The real estate market seems to be booming in Amarillo.
I’m happy living in Amarillo.
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.