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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.


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Median household income
Local
$41,686
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Panhandle demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Panhandle City
· Carson City
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Scenic roads: F.M. 293 west to Texas 136 north
Historic sites and museums: Square House Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Panhandle was $21,640, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Panhandle residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Panhandle, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $319.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $637.


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Libraries in Panhandle include Carson County Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

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

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The average commute time for Panhandle workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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