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Potter and Randal Counties,

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Zip Codes

79101, 79102, 79103, 79104, 79106, 79107, 79108, 79109, 79110, 79111, 79118, 79119, 79121, 79124

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Amarillo is approximately 173,627 (2000), 190695 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 68,592 (1990), 73918 (2010).

The amount of land area in Amarillo is 227.75 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Amarillo is 88.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.799 sq kilometers.
The distance from Amarillo to Washington DC is 1429 miles. The distance to the Texas state capital is 412 miles. (as the crow flies)
Amarillo is positioned 35.20 degrees north of the equator and 101.81 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Amarillo elevation is 3,672 feet above sea level.
Amarillo miscellany.

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Location

Amarillo location: in the middle of the Texas panhandle where Interstate 40 & 27 intersect.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Amarillo is seasonal and wonderful! Great breezes and low humidity make it a comfortable place to live. There are over 250 days of sunshine each year.
Amarillo average annual precipitation is 20 inches per year.
The average low temperature is 44 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 71 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Amarillo history:

Amarillo, which means yellow in Spanish, was so named because of the yellow soil and the many yellow flowers that bloomed in the area.

Francisco Coronado was the first to cross the area in 1541. In the late 1700's, a portion of the El Camino Real went through the Amarillo area bringing with it much trade and business. Much later during the 1800's, the cattlemen and sheep herders who were in search of new grazing land for their herds came to the panhandle. The event that changed this area was the oil boom that literally exploded over the panhandle of Texas. In 1918, Natural gas was discovered and a few years later, in 1921, the oil boom began. Though the oil industry shaped the economy early on, after World War II, it has become more diversified with manufacturing, chemicals, farming and ranching. Tourism has increased, particularly among the old west enthusiasts who flock to the area each year. Learn more about Amarillo history, go to this website and click on history and trivia in the index.
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Attractions

Amarillo attractions:

Known as the "Grand Canyon of Texas"
See this Attractions page for Amarillo.

The Convention & Visitor Council for Amarillo.

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