Potter County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2015:121,802More data
Estimate 2014:122,276 
Estimate 2013:122,367 
Estimate 2012:122,894 
Estimate 2011:122,421 
Census 2010:121,073More data
Census 2000:113,546More data
Population of the County Seat (Amarillo)
Census 2010:190,695 
Census 2000:173,627 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Amarillo city (pt.):106,278More data
Bishop Hills town:186More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:908.4More data
Water Area:13.6More data
Total Area:922.0More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:133.29More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:91.00More data
Percent Rural:9.00More data
Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:37.4%More data
Race - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:81.1%More data
Percent African American Alone:10.6%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.3%More data
Percent Asian Alone:4.8%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:46.3%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:9.6%More data
Age - 2015 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:27.4%More data
65 and Older:11.8%More data
85 and Older:1.8%More data
Median Age:33.5More data
Per Capita Income - 2015 (BEA):$41,690More data
Total Personal Income - 2015 (BEA):$5,077,907,000More data
Median Household Income - 2015 (Census Bureau):$40,353More data
Poverty - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:22.4%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:31.8%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Age 25 and older, Percent high school graduate and higher:N/A% 
Age 25 and older, Percent bachelor's degree or higher:N/A% 
Wages (BEA - Due to reduced funding, this data on average wages is no longer availble from the BEA.)
Average Wage Per Job - 2013:$40,746More data
Average Wage Per Job - 2012:$40,323 
Average Wage Per Job - 2011:$39,273 
Average Wage Per Job - 2010:$40,436 
Average Wage Per Job - 2009:$38,803 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$42,105More data
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$40,936 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$39,910 
Average Annual Pay - 2012:$41,057 
Average Annual Pay - 2011:$39,941 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.4More data
Unemployment Rate - 2014:4.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:5.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:5.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2011:5.9 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2015
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.664020More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$7,894,513,272More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$7,004,094,664More data
Total Actual Levy:$46,508,589More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2015:$N/AMore data
CY 2014:$N/A 
CY 2013:$N/A 
CY 2012:$N/A 
CY 2011:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2015
IH Highways:32.136More data
US Highways:47.865More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:79.102More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:67.311More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:77.627More data
On-System Subtotal:304.041More data
City Streets:613.314More data
Certified County Roads:282.061More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:16.975More data
Off-System Subtotal:912.350More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,216.391More data
Lane Miles - 2015
IH Highways:157.265More data
US Highways:207.027More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:236.935More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:145.983More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:155.254More data
On-System Subtotal:902.464More data
City Streets:1,336.681More data
Certified County Roads:563.779More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:30.212More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,930.672More data
County Total:2,833.136More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2014»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Potter County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Potter County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Potter County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Potter County»

Special Districts in Potter County.
School Districts in Potter County.
History of City Tax Rates in Potter County.

Airports in Potter County.
Hospitals in Potter County.
Prisons in Potter County.