Amarillo, TX

197,812 Population
99.9 square miles 1,980.1 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.7%
was 0.7%
Ranked 14th Highest in TX
Population Density
1,980.1
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
55.9%
was 54.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
13.9%
was 10.6%
Ranked 36th Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
26.8%
was 27.7%
Ranked 25th Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
13.2%
was 11.7%
Ranked 19th Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3
was 3.1
Ranked 4th Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
16.4%
was 16.5%
Ranked 33rd Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$49,684
was $50,192
Ranked 33rd Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.1
46.1
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
3.5
was 4.6
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
643
was 654.2
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,663.2
was 4,148.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
84,510
was 83,406
Ranked 12th Highest in TX
Median Rent
$808
was $789
Ranked 46th Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
785
was 1,559
 
Occupied Housing Units
74,687
was 74,766
 
Homeownership Rate
60.0%
was 60.5%
Ranked 19th Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
549
was 593
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
833.8
was 833.5
Ranked 34th Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
24.8%
was 22.6%
Ranked 9th Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
236
was 966
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.6
Ranked 44th Highest in TX
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
9.5
was 19.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
4.0
was 8.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
90.1%
was 92.7%
Ranked 35th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
75.5%
Ranked 35th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.5%
was 99.1%
Ranked 4th Highest in TX

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
82.3%
was 83.7%
Ranked 33rd Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
23.2%
was 23.4%
Ranked 39th Highest in TX

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