Potter County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2021:116,547More data
Census 2020:118,525More data
Census 2010:121,073More data
Census 2000:113,546More data
Population of the County Seat (Amarillo)
Census 2020:200,393 
Census 2010:190,695 
Census 2000:173,627 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN POTTER COUNTY - 2021 Estimates (Census Bureau)
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.):100,202More data
Bishop Hills town:207More data
GENERAL INFORMATION
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:908.4More data
Water Area:13.6More data
Total Area:922.0More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:130.48More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:91.00More data
Percent Rural:9.00More data
DEMOGRAPHICS
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:40.1%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:79.8%More data
Percent African American Alone:11.2%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.4%More data
Percent Asian Alone:5.1%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.2%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.3%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:42.7%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:10.0%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:26.9%More data
65 and Older:13.5%More data
85 and Older:1.5%More data
Median Age:34.8More data
Income
Per Capita Income - 2020 (BEA):$49,498More data
Total Personal Income - 2020 (BEA):$5,741,919,000More data
Median Household Income - 2020 (Census Bureau):$45,903More data
Poverty - 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:20.8%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:29.2%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2016-2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:77.2% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:15.4% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$52,634More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$50,196 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$47,140 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$45,397 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$43,904 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2021:4.3More data
Unemployment Rate - 2020:5.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.2 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.705950More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$9,381,413,936More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$8,554,620,812More data
Total Actual Levy:$60,391,346More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2021:$N/AMore data
CY 2020:$N/A 
CY 2019:$N/A 
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
ROAD INVENTORY WITHIN POTTER COUNTY (TXDOT)
Centerline Miles - 2020
IH Highways:32.122More data
US Highways:48.092More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:78.815More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:67.297More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:79.532More data
On-System Subtotal:305.858More data
City Streets:614.309More data
Certified County Roads:293.138More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:16.974More data
Off-System Subtotal:924.421More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,230.279More data
Lane Miles - 2020
IH Highways:155.743More data
US Highways:213.100More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:256.753More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:149.142More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:157.795More data
On-System Subtotal:932.533More data
City Streets:1,338.032More data
Certified County Roads:586.276More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:33.948More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,958.256More data
County Total:2,890.789More data
LINKS TO ADDITIONAL DATA
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2020»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2020»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Potter County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.