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Overview

Introduction to Borger, Texas

Borger, Texas, in Hutchinson county, is 39 miles NE of Amarillo, Texas and 218 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Borger History

The land where the city of Borger stands today was first settled in permanently in 1898 by John F. Weatherly, a rancher. He built a dugout and named the town Granada. Weatherly opened a store in his ranch house in 1900, which later became the post office. The first Panhandle oil near the region was drilled on May 2, 1921. The city charter was adopted in October of 1926.

Borger and nearby Attractions

  • Hutchinson County Museum
  • Circle Roller Rink
  • D & D Amusement
  • Borger Parks Department
  • Quinn Studio & Gallery
  • Mesquite Park

Things To Do In Borger

Hutchinson County Museum is a great place to learn about the history of the region. The Borger Country Club includes an 18-hole golf course. The city's parks are well maintained and also make for great places to spend leisure time.

Borger Transportation

Amarillo International Airport is nearby.

Borger Higher Education

Frank Phillips College, Amarillo College and West Texas A & M University are nearby.

People

Total Population 13,041
Male Share of the Population 51.7%
Female Share of the Population 48.3%
Senior Citizens 12.7%
Employed Population 16+ 5,669
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 46.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,318
% Above Poverty Level 78.5%
% Below Poverty Level 21.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.6%
Median Gross Rent $686
Median House Value $65,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.1%
US/American 0%
English 8%
Irish 7.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Borger Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles NE of Amarillo, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 218 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Hutchinson
Standard Zip Codes 79007
P.O. Box Zip Codes 79008
Phone Area Codes 806
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.667
Longitude -101.396

Borger Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BORGER
Distance 3.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 49 F
Apr Temp 43 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 93 F
Oct Temp 46 to 74 F
Annual Precip 21.9 inches
Station PAMPA 2
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 48 F
Apr Temp 41 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 92 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 22.7 inches
Station DUMAS
Distance 34.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 47 F
Apr Temp 39 to 69 F
Jul Temp 65 to 92 F
Oct Temp 43 to 72 F
Annual Precip 17.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Borger, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Phillips (79007)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fritch 2,982 $69,236

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Borger Public Libraries

Library
Hutchinson County Library
625 N WEATHERLY ST
Borger, Texas
(806) 273-0126
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Borger High Schools

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BORGER H S
600 W 1ST ST
806-273-1029
Serves 802 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

C H A M P S
200 E 9TH ST
806-857-3438
A Non-traditional School
Serves 37 students.

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