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.

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 office and administrative support (14.91%), sales jobs (10.70%), and management occupations (7.69%).

One of the benefits of Amarillo is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.15 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The population of Amarillo overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Amarillo, 22.49% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Amarillo in 2010 was $24,904, 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 $99,616 for a family of four. However, Amarillo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Amarillo is a somewhat 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 30.02% 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.