Pampa is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 18,177 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Pampa is the 142nd largest community in Texas.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Pampa is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.51% of the Pampa workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Pampa is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pampa who work in office and administrative support (15.90%), sales jobs (9.13%), and food service (7.70%).
Being a small city, Pampa does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Pampa with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.63% of adults in Pampa have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Pampa in 2010 was $21,974, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,896 for a family of four. However, Pampa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Pampa is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pampa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pampa residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Pampa also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.44% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pampa include German, Irish, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Pampa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Scandinavian languages.