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Amarillo, TX
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Amarillo is a relatively large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 200,393 people and 63 constituent neighborhoods, Amarillo is the 16th largest community in Texas.

Amarillo is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 sales jobs (10.93%), office and administrative support (10.64%), and healthcare (7.15%).

The citizens of Amarillo are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.28% of adults in Amarillo having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Amarillo in 2018 was $28,927, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,708 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 33.21% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Amarillo include German, English, Irish, European, and Scottish.

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


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