With its rapidly-growing economy, highly-rated schools, beautiful scenery, and ever-increasing recreational opportunities, the Amarillo area is an excellent place to work and raise a family. To learn more about the Amarillo area and what it has to offer, please visit the links below.


The Amarillo economy has been exhibiting steady growth for a number of years, driven by the efforts of community leaders to bring large employers to the area. These efforts have paid off with increasing job opportunities in many sectors, including healthcare, high-tech, and manufacturing. Major employers include Bell Helicopter, Pantex, and Tyson Foods, among many others.

Click here for a complete list of Amarillo’s largest employers.


With over 200 days of sunlight per year, four distinct seasons, mild summers, and an average annual temperature around 60°F, Amarillo’s climate makes it an extremely enjoyable place to live. For an overview of the Amarillo climate, click here.

Growth and Demographics

Amarillo’s many economic opportunities, beautiful climate, friendly people, and many amenities make it one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. In just the past 7 years, Amarillo’s population has increased by an estimated 7%. With an unemployment rate well below the national average and a thriving housing market, every sign points to Amarillo’s continued growth and success.

For a more complete listing of Amarillo’s demographics, please click here.


The Amarillo area has consistently high-performing school districts. The Canyon and Bushland Independent School Districts have both been recognized by the Texas Education Agency for high test scores.