Amarillo is a mid-size city in Texas with a population of approximately 197,000. Families with young children are widely prevalent, as kids under 5 make up an above-average percentage of the community. Home ownership is more common than renting in Amarillo, and 39% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $875/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Amarillo will save around $1,800 compared to the state average.
Amarillo residents have an average commute of about 19 minutes, outperforming the Texas average of about 27 minutes. Many residents (45%) drive their car to work, while public transit is not extensively used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Amarillo has a relatively high percentage of residents older than 25 with an Associate's degree (5%) compared to the Texas average. In addition, 10% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are three primary industries in Amarillo: retail, healthcare, and entertainment. Combined, these industries account for 19% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, making it the top career path in the city. Amarillo workers take home an average annual income of almost $65K, less than the average Texas resident. The city's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.