A community like no other

Building more than just a future

With endless space, gorgeous weather, an abundance of entertainment, and more, Pampa is a hub for families and businesses alike.

Demographics

CITY of Pampa 2014-2015

2014 Population  (Est.)
18,697
2010 Census
17,994
Males
48.8%
Females
51.2%
Median Resident Age
37.1 Years
Estimated Median Household Income
$43,722
Median Home Value (1st. Qtr. 2015)
$115,000
Average Home Value (1st Qtr. 2015)
$140,000

Education Attainment

High School Graduate, GED, or Alternative
80.3%
Bachelor's Degree
14.1%
Master's Degree
2.9%

THINGS TO DO

Parks & Rec

Pampa's endless space creates a blissful outdoor experience. With dozens of miles of trails and parks, Pampa is home to a healthy and bright community.

What to Do

Surrounded by the Pampa Hike-N-Bike Trail and passing through a gorgeous historic Art History Wall, the Hike-N-Bike trail is home to Central Park, an outdoor amphitheater, & miles of trails.

Pampa Hike-N-Bike

H2O Aquatic Center

Fun doesn't stop here at the Pampa H20 Aquatic center. Your children and family won't want to leave this fun filled water park.

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Complete with a lazy river, full funnel slide, a lap pool, & plenty of seating, the Pampa Aquatic center never ceases to impress.

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The Zone Bowling

The Zone Bowling center is a great way to make new friends and relax after a long day at work.

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The Zone is Pampa's full sized bowling center. Complete with multiple lanes, delicious food and drink, & plenty of fun, The Zone is a great place to unwind and have some fun.

What to Do

Pampa Soccer Association

Soccer is big in our city. Pampa is home to the Pampa soccer association, featuring athletes as young as 6 and as old as 15.

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Come support our athletes with the Pampa Soccer Association. Learn more about them and their current schedule.

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Performing Arts

Every year, Pampa has performances not only from great local and regional artists, but also from professional artist around the world. Home to multiple centers and amphitheaters, you'll never run out of great entertainment.

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Explore and learn about the Dance Academy of Pampa, the Madeline Graves Performing Arts Center, & the MK Brown Civic Auditorium.

Centers in Pampa

Golf

Pampa, TX is home to two premier links courses. With challenging water and trees that'll get you in trouble, Hidden Hills & Pampa Country Club will be sure to give you a challenging and fun time.

Where to Play

Home to both Hidden Hills & Pampa Country Club, your clubs won't go unused. Book tee times and explore Pampa's courses below.

Pampa Links

Sports & Fitness

Just because Pampa is home to some of the most abundant outdoor spaces doesn't mean they fail to provide a state-of-the-art fitness facility and sports association.

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The Pampa Youth & Community Center is Pampa's premier fitness center. Offering HIIT, water aerobics, and spinning classes, you'll find those New Year resolutions a bit easier to complete.

Also explore the Pampa Optimist Youth Club, Pampa's youth soccer association.

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Dining

Enjoy Pampa's tastiest cuisine with food from around the world such as Italian, Mexican, Chinese, and Thai.

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Pampa is home to some of the state's tastiest restaurants. Explore our favorites below.

Pampa Cuisine

People's Kenpo Karate

Ready to become a martial arts expert? The People's Kenpo & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu center is the place to visit.

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People's Kenpo Karate is a martial arts school offering Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Karate, Kenpo, & kick boxing classes. Learn more and sign up today.

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Museums

Explore all of Pampa's history and beyond with one of our 3 museums.

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History and culture is all around us in Pampa. Explore where we came from and learn more about our roots at White Deer Land, Freedom, or Woodie Guthrie.

Museums in Pampa

climate

Beautiful Year round

From the official weather observer for the National Weather Service...

"I have been the official weather observer for the National Weather Service since 1971.  That involves the recording of daily high and low temperatures and precipitation.  These records become permanently archived by the NWS at the National Climatology Center in Ashville, N.C.  

Pampa has pronounced summer and winter seasons.  If you like variety, you have it in Pampa, Texas!  It is a great place to live, a highlight being the beautiful summer evenings.  While the average high in July is 92 degrees and the average low is 67 degree Fahrenheit, summer evenings tend to cool down nicely in our semi-mountain climate.  

It has often been said that we live in the “shadow” of the Rockies.  In January, we bottom out with an average low 22 degrees .  The average high in January is 48 degrees.  From an annual standpoint, the average high is a near-perfect 70 and the average low 44.  The overall annual temperature is 57 degrees Fahrenheit.  The average annual snowfall is 14 inches...

57 °
Annual temperature
14"
Annual snowfall

From sun to snow

Pampa welcomes quality air, sunshine, & diverse seasons

(cont.) However, ever so many years we receive a pretty hefty blizzard like as those that may occur in February or March.  Spring is the wet time of the year with most of the annual moisture derived from thunderstorms.  May and June are typically the wettest monhs, averaging more than three inches of precipitation each month.

The normal annual moisture is 22.23 inches.  Spring storms can sometimes produce the twisting elements.  The key to dealing with tornadoes is preparedness.  It is a typical issue to the east of the Rocky Mountains in the spring as warm moist air is drawn northward.  Up north it gets cold and stays cold in the winter.  

In Pampa, we invariably get breaks in between cold fronts and warm up nicely.  Overall, summers are simply delightful, with pleasant nights and toasty afternoons.  And, the good old fashioned evening thunderstorms bring our needed rain!"

22.23"
Annual MOSTURE
44
Average AQI
Summary by Darrell Sehorn
Official Observer, National Weather Service
Weather Forecaster for Radio Stations KRGO, KOMX, KDRL, Pampa, TX.

WINTER

January Average Low
22° F
January Average High
48° F

Summer

July Average Low
67° F
July Average High
92° F

Quality of Life

Together, we're one

Happiness & more

Happy people, happy life

Comfort, happiness, and a quaint way of life greet you when you enter Pampa. Friendly neighbors, an involved community, and plenty of extracurricular activities are just the start. The people of Pampa love it here and love spending time outdoors with their families and friends. With lots to do and delicious cuisine, Pampa is sure to bring a smile to your face.

education

Institutions

Clarendon College Pampa Center

The Clarendon College Pampa Center is located at 1601 W. Kentucky in Pampa, TX. The Center was established in 1978 and moved to its current location in the Spring of 2000. Two new technical buildings, totaling approximately 23,000 square feet, were opened in the spring of 2011.

The Pampa Center offers academic courses leading to graduation or transfer at university, as well as continuing education courses. In addition, the Pampa Center offers Career and Technical programs in Cosmetology, Nail Technician, Vocational Nursing, Welding, Heating and Air Conditioning, and Industrial Maintenance. Students are able to complete certificates of completion and two-year associate degree requirements at the Pampa Center.

Industries

Pampa, TX, located in the center of the eastern Texas Panhandle, is a dynamic community of over 18,000 residents and a workforce area of 60,000.

This is an exciting time to be a part of the expanding Pampa and Gray County community. Home to large national retail businesses such as Hobby Lobby, Burkes, Walmart, United, and more, Pampa is a great place small boutiques to large operations.

Due to Pampa’s location and natural resources, we have a very diversified economy with additional economic diversification welcome.

The Pampa EDC is a Type B economic development corporation eager to continue utilizing our resources for both economic and community development projects.

Retail
Education
Healthcare
Wind Energy
Transportation
Oil & Gas
Manufacturing
Distribution
Agriculture

Taxes

2019 Local Tax Rates

TAX
Rate
County
0.57735
Road
0.0669
Water
0.0096
Clarendon College
0.05
City of Pampa
0.73
Pampa ISD
1.255

Sales Tax

State of Texas
6.25%
City of Pampa
1.50%
Pampa EDC
0.50%
Total
8.25%

*Texas does not collect a personal income tax from its residents.
The Texas Franchise Tax is a privilege tax imposed on each taxable entity chartered/organized in Texas or doing business in Texas.

Transportation

Highways

Pampa is located in the eastern Texas Panhandle approximately 55 miles northeast of Amarillo, TX. in Gray County.  U.S. HWY 60 intersects with Texas HWY. 70 in Pampa.  Texas HWY 152 runs east and west through Pampa. Interstate 40 is a short 20 minute drive south from Pampa on Texas HWY 70. These are each excellent highway facilities.

Railroad

Pampa is on the main Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line that runs from Chicago to Los Angeles. Approximately 80 trains come through Pampa daily.

Airport

The Perry Lefors Field is located five miles northwest of Pampa in Gray County. This airport is fully lighted with instrument approaches available in case of poor weather conditions. A new terminal was completed in 2013 and a major rehabilitation of the runways is expected to be completed by mid summer 2015.

There are two runways:    

Runway 17/35 | Asphalt
Dimensions: 5862 x 100ft. / 1787 x 30m

Runway 5/23 | Asphalt
Dimensions: 4500 x 75ft. / 1372 x 23m

Owner: Gray County
Manager: Ron Unruh

Pampa is less than one hour away from Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport. American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Express serves this airport.

Location

Amarillo, TX
55 mi.
Austin, TX
472 mi.
Dallas, TX
348 mi.
El Paso, TX
493 mi.
Ft. Worth, TX
325 mi.
Houston, TX
585 mi.
Lubbock, TX
179 mi.
Midland, TX
295 mi.
Odessa, TX
314 mi.
San Antonia, TX
501 mi.
Tyler, TX
446 mi.

OUT of State Locations

Los Angeles, CA
1,128 mi.
Denver, CO
456 mi.
Miami, FL
1,564 mi.
Chicago, IL
998 mi.
Kansas City, MO
495 mi.
Albuquerque, NM
340 mi.
New York City, NY
1,655 mi.
Oklahoma City, OK
203 mi.
Nashville, TN
882 mi.

Utilities

Electricity

Provider
Reliability
99.9%
Transmission Voltage
115,000 volts
Distribution Voltage
120/480

Natural Gas

Provider
BTU Content per Cubic Ft.
1015 per CCF
Distribution Pressure
6 oz. to 30 lbs.

Telecommunications Providers

Provider
Provider
Provider
Provider
Provider
Provider

Water

Provider
City of Pampa
Source
Ogallala Aquifer (Canadian River Municipal Water Authority wells, 13 City of Pampa wells & Lake Meredith)

WIND

Waste Water

Plants
1
Treatment Type
Activated Sludge
Oxidated Ditch with Secondary Clarifiers
Maximum Daily Discharge
3,000,000 Gallons
Currently in the design phase for a rebuild of the water treatment plant

healthcare

safety first

The Pampa Regional Medical Center

Pampa Regional Medical Center is a 115-bed, non-profit, acute-care community hospital, and a member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity. PRMC serves a population of approximately 65,000 residents in the Texas Panhandle. Founded in 1950, Pampa Regional employs more than 275 full-time and part-time staff members.

Pampa Regional is accredited by The Joint Commission.In partnership with more than 30 area physicians, the hospital provides a full range of medical services to meet the healthcare needs of the community it proudly serves.

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A beautiful town full of possibilities

1888

FOUNDED

17,000+

POPULATION

250+

DAYS OF SUNSHINE

44

Average AQI