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Pampa is a city in Gray County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Spanish for "plains."

The latitude of Pampa is 35.536N. The longitude is -100.959W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,238 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,897.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$31,213
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pampa demographic reports
Pampa is in the Panhandle.
Former and merged names include:
· Glasgow
· Sutton
· Ontario
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 140. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Rodeo Parade - Aug. 25, 2007
Dates often change. Check Pampa web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Freedom Museum, White Deer Land Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Pampa demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Gray County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 79065 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Pampa residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pampa ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pampa was $17,791, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

13% of Pampa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
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Pampa festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Pampa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $314.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $597.


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Libraries

Libraries in Pampa include Lovett Memorial Library Pampa ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Pampa include Pampa News

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Politics

Gray County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pampa political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Pampa workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Pampa between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Pampa include Best Western Northgate Inn.

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