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People

Total Population 2,549
Male Share of the Population 45%
Female Share of the Population 55%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 1,153
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 54.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $75,893
% Above Poverty Level 89%
% Below Poverty Level 11%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 20.9%
Median Gross Rent $820
Median House Value $109,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.9%
US/American 0%
English 10.5%
Irish 17%

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

Panhandle Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles E of Amarillo, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 218 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Carson
Standard Zip Codes 79068
Phone Area Codes 806
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.345
Longitude -101.38

Panhandle 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 PANHANDLE
Distance 5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 48 F
Apr Temp 38 to 71 F
Jul Temp 62 to 91 F
Oct Temp 42 to 71 F
Annual Precip 22.2 inches
Station AMARILLO INTL AP
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 49 F
Apr Temp 42 to 71 F
Jul Temp 65 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 19.7 inches
Station PAMPA 2
Distance 27.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Borger 13,041 $54,318
Claude 1,214 $76,667
Groom 561 $71,528

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

Panhandle Public Libraries

Library
Carson County Public Library
401 MAIN ST
Panhandle, Texas
(806) 537-3742

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Panhandle High Schools

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106 9TH ST
806-537-3897
Serves 220 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

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