Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$28,927$27,828$29,829
Median household income$52,941$54,727$55,322
Median income owner occupied$68,935$70,980$70,586
Median income renter occupied$36,674$36,330$35,192
Median earnings male$37,847$36,153$36,919
Median earnings female$26,444$25,035$26,250
Unemployment rate2.5%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level15.4%16.7%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Amarillo is 3% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Amarillo is 4% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Amarillo is 47% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Amarillo is 2% higher than the national average

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      $35,290 $52,941 $105,882
      $36,481 $54,727 $109,454
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Amarillo median earnings by income bracket

      Amarillo employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.1%14.1%
      Manufacturing sector16.6%16.6%
      Financial & insurance services2.5%2.5%
      Wholesale & retail services14.9%14.9%
      Public administration5.4%5.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.9%8.9%
      Education, health & social services10.7%10.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Lake Tanglewood, TX721$131,563137.8%
      Bishop Hills, TX231$115,781109.3%
      Timbercreek Canyon, TX549$103,75087.5%
      Palisades, TX367$61,25010.7%
      Canyon, TX15,648$60,1198.7%
      Amarillo, TX199,225$52,9414.3%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Aurora, IL199,326$74,65935.0%
      Glendale, CA199,357$70,59627.6%
      Montgomery, AL199,054$49,60810.3%
      Grand Rapids, MI199,417$51,3337.2%
      Huntington Beach, CA199,778$97,46976.2%
      Amarillo, TX199,225$52,9414.3%
      Source: The Amarillo, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).