Amarillo, TX

Amarillo profile

Living in Amarillo

Amarillo is a relatively large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 199,371 people and 59 constituent neighborhoods, Amarillo is the 14th largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Amarillo is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Amarillo is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Amarillo who work in sales jobs (11.36%), office and administrative support (11.10%), and management occupations (7.23%).

The citizens of Amarillo are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.66% of adults in Amarillo having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Amarillo in 2018 was $28,274, 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 $113,096 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 33.14% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Amarillo include German, 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.