Panhandle, TX Population

Population: 2,589. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,609 (+0.8% change)
Males: 1,231 (47.5%), Females: 1,358 (52.5%)

Zip code: 79068

Median resident age: 37.8 years
Median household income: $41,686
Median house value: $57,500

Races in Panhandle:

  • White Non-Hispanic (88.8%)
  • Hispanic (9.0%)
  • Other race (3.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Black (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (13.8%), United States (13.4%), German (13.4%), English (9.6%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%), Polish (2.6%).

Land area: 2.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Panhandle

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Panhandle town

  • Never married: 14.7%
  • Now married: 62.7%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

3.6% Foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 0.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +236 (+10.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Panhandle:

  • GOLDEN PLAINS COMM HOSP (about 22 miles; BORGER, TX)
  • PAMPA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 32 miles; PAMPA, TX)
  • BAPTIST ST ANTHONYS HS BAPTIST CAMPUS (about 37 miles; AMARILLO, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Panhandle:

  • AMARILLO INTL (about 24 miles; AMARILLO, TX; Abbreviation: AMA)
  • LIBERAL MUNI (about 120 miles; LIBERAL, KS; Abbreviation: LBL)
  • LUBBOCK INTL (about 121 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Abbreviation: LBB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Panhandle:

  • PANHANDLE-CARSON COUNTY (about 3 miles; PANHANDLE, TX; Abbreviation: T45)
  • HUTCHINSON COUNTY (about 25 miles; BORGER, TX; Abbreviation: BGD)
  • TRADEWIND (about 33 miles; AMARILLO, TX; Abbreviation: TDW)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Panhandle:

  • AMARILLO COLLEGE (about 37 miles; AMARILLO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,876)
  • WEST TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; CANYON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,476)
  • WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 83 miles; PLAINVIEW, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,578)
  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 124 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Full-time enrollment: 22,439)
  • SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE (about 140 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,851)
  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 159 miles; PORTALES, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,955)
  • SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 186 miles; WEATHERFORD, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,360)

Schools

Public high school in Panhandle:

  • PANHANDLE H S (Students: 220; Location: 106 9TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Panhandle:

  • PANHANDLE EL (Students: 305; Location: 106 9TH ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • PANHANDLE J H (Students: 176; Location: 106 9TH ST; Grades: 06 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Panhandle:

  • CARSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $155,590; Location: 401 MAIN ST; 43,835 books; 3,123 audio materials; 141 serial subscriptions)