Amarillo, TX
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Amarillo is a relatively large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 198,645 people and 59 constituent neighborhoods, Amarillo is the 14th largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities, Amarillo isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Amarillo are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Amarillo is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Amarillo who work in office and administrative support (14.16%), sales jobs (11.04%), and management occupations (8.06%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Amarillo spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.22 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Amarillo are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.30% of adults in Amarillo having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Amarillo in 2010 was $25,244, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,976 for a family of four. However, Amarillo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Amarillo is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Amarillo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Amarillo residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Amarillo also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.70% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Amarillo include Irish, English, French , and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Amarillo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.