The Amarillo Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metropolitan area in the Texas Panhandle that covers five counties: Armstrong, Carson, Potter, Randall, and Oldham. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 249,881 (though a 2015 estimate placed the population at 262,056).
As of the census of 2000, there were 226,522 people, 85,272 households, and 58,753 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 79.64% White, 5.70% African American, 0.77% Native American, 1.73% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 10.02% from other races, and 2.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.08% of the population.
The median income for a household in the MSA was $37,671 and the median income for a family was $44,696. Males had a median income of $31,710 versus $22,686 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $18,327.