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Panhandle is a town in Carson County, in the Amarillo metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for its location in the Texas Panhandle
The latitude of Panhandle is 35.345N. The longitude is -101.38W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,458 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,574.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Panhandle demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Carson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Amarillo area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 79068 ZIP code.
15% of Panhandle residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Panhandle ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Panhandle was $21,640, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Panhandle residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Panhandle, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $319. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $637.
Libraries in Panhandle include Carson County Public Library ... View libraries
Carson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Panhandle political report.
The average commute time for Panhandle workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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