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Amarillo population in Potter Co. vs Randall Co.
« on: July 01, 2022, 10:38:09 AM »

Latest census data shows Amarillo population is right about 200k.  But the Potter/Randall county line runs right through the city limits.  So what is the split?  For example, is it roughly 100k in each county?  Or more lopsided than that?  I would think the answer is available somewhere in Census Bureau data, but couldn't find it.
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Re: Amarillo population in Potter Co. vs Randall Co.
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2022, 01:35:35 PM »

Latest census data shows Amarillo population is right about 200k.  But the Potter/Randall county line runs right through the city limits.  So what is the split?  For example, is it roughly 100k in each county?  Or more lopsided than that?  I would think the answer is available somewhere in Census Bureau data, but couldn't find it.

When my kid went through Leadership Amarillo about 15 years ago while at WTAM), it was a given that slightly more were in Randall County (County seat Canyon) versus Potter County (County seat Amarillo). I feel pretty comfortable that it is still the case.
Potter County has a little under a 120K and Amarillo is the only town worth noting.
Randall County has north of 135K but over 13K in Canyon.   

As far as a conclusive numbers, I am stumped too. 
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Re: Amarillo population in Potter Co. vs Randall Co.
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2022, 01:52:43 PM »

100,202 = Amarillo, Potter County
101,032 = Amarillo, Randall County

https://txcip.org/tac/census/towns.html
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Re: Amarillo population in Potter Co. vs Randall Co.
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2022, 04:25:59 PM »

100,202 = Amarillo, Potter County
101,032 = Amarillo, Randall County

Thank you!  I was surprised to learn recently that, overall, the "suburban" county (Randall) is more populous than the "urban" county (Potter).  I saw that Canyon doesn't contribute much in terms of population, so it made me curious about how Amarillo itself breaks down.  Looks like only about 1/3rd of the city limits are in Randall Co, yet (as we now know) it has half of the population.

It's also interesting to note that the county line appears to have been pretty much ignored as Amarillo was developed across it to the south.  It approximately lines up with S. 29th Av, but there are some subdivisions (particularly in the west part of the city) that have no easily-identifiable demarcation corresponding to where the county line cuts through.
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Re: Amarillo population in Potter Co. vs Randall Co.
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2022, 05:10:01 PM »

The county line running across Amarillo literally cuts through some yards and even through the middle of some houses and other properties.
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