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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,001
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens12.6%
Employed Population 16+5,734
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married47.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.9%
Median Earnings25+$30,838
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,293
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,214

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,544
% Above Poverty Level78.6%
% Below Poverty Level21.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.8%
Median Gross Rent$685
Median House Value$68,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.1%
Irish9.2%
English8.3%
Italian2.4%
French Except Basque1.5%
Scottish1.3%
Swiss0.9%
Polish0.5%
Czech0.5%
Norwegian0.3%
Arab0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Swedish0.2%
African0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Iranian0.1%
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Borger Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hutchinson County
Standard Zip Codes79007
P.O. Box Zip Codes79008
Phone Area Codes806
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.65
Approximate Longitude-101.4

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)

StationBORGER
Distance3.2 miles
Jan Temp23 to 49 F
Apr Temp43 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 93 F
Oct Temp46 to 74 F
Annual Precip21.9 inches
StationPAMPA 2
Distance25.2 miles
Jan Temp22 to 48 F
Apr Temp41 to 70 F
Jul Temp66 to 92 F
Oct Temp45 to 72 F
Annual Precip22.7 inches
StationDUMAS
Distance34.8 miles
Jan Temp21 to 47 F
Apr Temp39 to 69 F
Jul Temp65 to 92 F
Oct Temp43 to 72 F
Annual Precip17.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fritch3,436$64,688

Borger Public Libraries

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

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Borger Hospitals

Golden Plains Community Hospital
(Proprietary)
200 South Mcgee Street
(806) 273-1100
Golden Plains Community Hospital
(Proprietary)
100 Medical Drive

Borger Public Schools

Gateway El
401 Tristram
ZIP: 79007
(806) 273-1044
Primary
Total Enrollment 422
Borger H S
600 W 1st St
ZIP: 79007
(806) 273-1029
High
Total Enrollment 771
Crockett El
400 Kaye St
ZIP: 79007
(806) 273-1054
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Borger Int
1321 S Florida
ZIP: 79007
(806) 273-4342
Middle
Total Enrollment 192
Borger Middle
1321 S Florida
ZIP: 79007
(806) 273-1037
Middle
Total Enrollment 530
Paul Belton El
800 N Mcgee St
ZIP: 79007
(806) 273-1059
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
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