Income/capita 13%
Household income 10%
Unemployment 37%
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Income per capita$26,086$27,828$29,829
Median household income$49,684$54,727$55,322
Median income owner occupied$62,402$70,980$70,586
Median income renter occupied$32,160$36,330$35,192
Median earnings male$34,472$36,153$36,919
Median earnings female$23,220$25,035$26,250
Unemployment rate2.9%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level16.7%16.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Amarillo is 13% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Amarillo is 10% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Amarillo is 37% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Amarillo is 10% higher than the national average

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      Amarillo employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.1%1.3%
      Manufacturing sector14.5%1.2%
      Financial & insurance services3.1%6.4%
      Wholesale & retail services17.1%13.0%
      Public administration6.0%3.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.6%2.4%
      Education, health & social services9.3%37.8%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lake Tanglewood, TX804$126,250128.2%
      Timbercreek Canyon, TX414$88,00059.1%
      Bishop Hills, TX278$87,50058.2%
      Palisades, TX283$73,12532.2%
      Canyon, TX14,533$46,52515.9%
      Amarillo, TX197,570$49,68410.2%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Little Rock, AR197,640$46,57815.8%
      Burlington, ON197,435n/a 
      Glendale, CA197,895$56,0691.4%
      Augusta, GA196,784$38,45830.5%
      Akron, OH198,508$35,24036.3%
      Amarillo, TX197,570$49,68410.2%
      Source: The Amarillo, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).