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Welcome to Amarillo ...
The city of Amarillo is located in the Texas Panhandle.
The location of Amarillo has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
When the people of Amarillo refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Amarilloan<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Amarillo has a population of 199,826 people<3> (see below for details).
The community of Amarillo was established in 1887.
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>
Population Details ...
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 (with a count of 173,627 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Amarillo had an population of 199,826 people. This is an increase of 4.79% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.09% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Amarillo.
Communities near Amarillo ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Amarillo.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
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Websites 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.
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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: 17 Jan 2019