A community like no other
With endless space, gorgeous weather, an abundance of entertainment, and more, Pampa is a hub for families and businesses alike.
Beautiful Year round
"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...
From sun to snow
(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!"
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.
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.
*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.
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.
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.
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.