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Overview

Introduction to Pampa, Texas

Pampa, Texas, in Gray county, is 53 miles NE of Amarillo, Texas (center to center) and 194 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Pampa History

The Santa Fe Railroad was constructed through the present day city of Pampa in 1888. At that time, the area was known as Glasgow. By 1889, the city had been renamed to Sutton. The first post office of the area was established in 1892. Later on, George Tyng, manager of the White Deer Land Company, changed the city's name to Pampa. This name was derived from a Spanish term meaning "plains." The first school of the city was established in 1903. In 1912, J. N. Duncan was elected the first mayor of the city. Pampa became the county seat of Gray County in 1928.

Pampa and nearby Attractions

  • Freedom Museum
  • Marcus Sanders Park
  • White Deer Land Museum
  • Hutchinson County Museum
  • Devil's Rope Museum
  • Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

Things To Do In Pampa

The City of Pampa offers numerous recreational facilities to make your vacation memorable. You can spend your leisure hours at Prairie Park, Aspen Park, Hobart Street Park, Coronado Park, Lions Club Park, and Evergreen City Park. The Freedom Museum and the White Deer Land Museum are also worth visiting. In addition, the city has several churches including the Primera Iglesia Bautista Mexicana Church, First Assembly of God Church, Pentecostal Holiness Church, and Church of the Nazarene.

Pampa Transportation

International flights are available from Amarillo International Airport.

Pampa Higher Education

Facilities for higher studies are offered by Amarillo College, Texas Tech University, and West Texas A & M University.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,172
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+7,624
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married52.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.2%
Median Earnings25+$32,292
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,685
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,463

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,479
% Above Poverty Level82.8%
% Below Poverty Level17.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.4%
Median Gross Rent$719
Median House Value$73,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.4%
English13.1%
German11.2%
Irish9%
Scottish1.7%
French Except Basque1.7%
Italian1.6%
Polish0.8%
Danishn0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Arab0.4%
Iraqi0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Dutch0.3%
West Indian0.3%
African0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Pampa Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gray County
Standard Zip Codes79065
P.O. Box Zip Codes79066
Phone Area Codes806
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.54
Approximate Longitude-100.96

Pampa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPAMPA 2
Distance2.2 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
StationBORGER
Distance28.7 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
StationCANADIAN
Distance41.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 47 F
Apr Temp41 to 71 F
Jul Temp66 to 94 F
Oct Temp43 to 74 F
Annual Precip21.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Groom647$80,417
Lefors420$64,583
Miami554$68,571
Skellytown492$73,571

Pampa Public Libraries

Lovett Memorial Library Pampa
111 N HOUSTON ST
Pampa, Texas
(806) 669-5780

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Pampa Hospitals

Pampa Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
One Medical Plaza

Pampa Public Schools

Austin El
1900 Duncan
ZIP: 79065
(806) 669-4760
Primary
Total Enrollment 474
Lamar El
1234 S Nelson
ZIP: 79065
(806) 669-4880
Primary
Total Enrollment 636
P L C-pampa Learning Ctr
400 N Faulkner
ZIP: 79065
(806) 669-4750
High
Total Enrollment 41
Pampa H S
111 E Harvester
ZIP: 79065
(806) 669-4800
High
Total Enrollment 964
Pampa J H
4000 Bad Cattle Company Rd
ZIP: 79065
(806) 669-4901
Middle
Total Enrollment 833
Travis El
2300 Primrose
ZIP: 79065
(806) 669-4901
Primary
Total Enrollment 388
Wilson El
801 E Browning
ZIP: 79065
(806) 669-4970
Primary
Total Enrollment 502

Pampa Private Schools

Christian Community School
409 N Frost St
ZIP: 79065
Elementary
Total Enrollment 54
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