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Welcome to Amarillo ...
The city of Amarillo is located in the Texas Panhandle.
The community of Amarillo was established in 1887.
When the people of Amarillo refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Amarilloan<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Amarillo has a population of 199,028 people<3> (see below for details).
Amarillo is 3,650 feet [1,113 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation 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<5>
Websites for Amarillo ...
Official Website: www.amarillo.gov/
Chamber of Commerce: www.amarillo-chamber.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Amarillo had an population of 199,028 people. This is an increase of 4.37% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.63% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Amarillo had a population of 190,695 people (or 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 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 (which had 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.
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.
Adding Amarillo to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Amarillo in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Amarillo was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>
We also found Amarillo in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Amarillo.
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/
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This page was last modified/updated: 22 Nov 2023