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Welcome to Amarillo ...

The city of Amarillo is located in the Texas Panhandle.

Amarillo is primarily located in Potter County<1> and is the County Seat for Potter County. A portion of Amarillo extends into Randall County.

The location of Amarillo has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Amarillo refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Amarilloan<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Amarillo has a population of 199,924 people<4> (see below for details).

The community of Amarillo was established in 1887.

Amarillo is 3,650 feet [1,113 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Amarillo is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Amarillo lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Amarillo: (806)

The ZIP codes for Amarillo: 79101-79111, 79114, 79116-79121, 79123-79124, 79159, 79163, 79165-79168, 79170-79172, 79174-79175, 79178, 79180-79182, 79184-79187, 79189<6>

Websites for Amarillo ...

Official Website:   www.amarillo.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.amarillo-chamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Amarillo had an population of 199,924 people. This is an increase of 4.84% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Amarillo had a population of 190,695 people (which is 157.5% of the total population of Potter County). This makes Amarillo the county's most populous community.

The population of Amarillo represents 0.76% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 190,695 people, the population of Amarillo increased 9.83% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 173,627 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Amarillo.

Communities near Amarillo ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Amarillo.

  • Canyon [Randall County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canyon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon
    • Canyon [Randall County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Amarillo
    • Estimated population for 2018: 15,953 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canyon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canyon
  • Lake Tanglewood [Randall County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Tanglewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Tanglewood
    • Lake Tanglewood [Randall County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the south of Amarillo
    • Estimated population for 2018: 887 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Tanglewood
  • Timbercreek Canyon [Randall County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timbercreek Canyon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timbercreek Canyon
    • Timbercreek Canyon [Randall County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the south of Amarillo
    • Estimated population for 2018: 463 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timbercreek Canyon
  • Palisades [Randall County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palisades have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palisades
    • Palisades [Randall County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Amarillo
    • Estimated population for 2018: 352 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palisades
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bishop Hills [Potter County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bishop Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop Hills
      • Bishop Hills [Potter County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Amarillo
      • Estimated population for 2018: 180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop Hills
    • Soncy [Potter County]
    • Bushland [Potter County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bushland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushland
      • Bushland [Potter County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Amarillo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bushland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bushland
    • Washburn [Armstrong County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washburn
      • Washburn [Armstrong County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Amarillo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
    • Wildorado [Oldham County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildorado have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildorado
      • Wildorado [Oldham County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<7> to the west of Amarillo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildorado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wildorado
    • Umbarger [Randall County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Amarillo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Amarillo.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Amarillo. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Amarillo.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Amarillo. Our list includes 44 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Amarillo.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Amarillo ...

Looking for more information about Amarillo? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Amarillo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Amarillo.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Potter County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Amarillo: www.amarillo.gov/

The official website for Potter County: www.co.potter.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Potter, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Amarillo refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Amarillo may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Amarillo.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amarillo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Amarillo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Amarillo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Amarillo includes: 79101, 79102, 79103, 79104, 79105, 79106, 79107, 79108, 79109, 79110, 79114, 79116, 79117, 79118, 79119, 79120, 79123, 79159, 79163, 79165, 79166, 79167, 79170, 79171, 79174, 79178, 79180, 79181, 79184, 79185, 79186 & 79187.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Amarillo) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Amarillo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Amarillo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amarillo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2019, Longitude: -101.8268       In this case, the coordinates for Amarillo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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