Pampa, Texas Population 2021

16,776
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Pampa is a city located in Gray County Texas. It is also the county seat of Gray County. With a 2020 population of 16,776, it is the 172nd largest city in Texas and the 2147th largest city in the United States . Pampa is currently declining at a rate of -0.86% annually and its population has decreased by -6.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,994 in 2010. Pampa reached it's highest population of 24,664 in 1960. Spanning over 9 miles, Pampa has a population density of 1,860 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pampa is $63,937 with a poverty rate of 17.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $749 per month, and the median house value is $76,600. The median age in Pampa is 35.4 years, 34.9 years for males, and 36.2 years for females.

Pampa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pampa was:

  • White: 85.79%
  • Other race: 6.33%
  • Black or African American: 3.34%
  • Two or more races: 2.90%
  • Native American: 1.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.26%
  • Asian: 0.14%
The current population of Pampa, Texas is 16,776 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,214.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,994.

Pampa, Texas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202122,322-209-0.94%
202022,531-209-0.93%
201922,740-209-0.92%
201822,949-98-0.43%
201723,047-604-2.62%
201623,651-524-2.22%
201524,175-171-0.71%
201424,3464311.77%
201323,915530.22%
201223,8622751.15%
201123,5871930.82%
201023,3940.00%

Pampa Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,04685.79%
Some Other Race1,1116.33%
Black or African American5863.34%
Two or More Races5092.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native2161.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander450.26%
Asian250.14%
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Pampa Population by Race

Pampa Population Pyramid $2021

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Pampa Median Age

35.4


Total

34.9


Male

36.2


Female

Pampa Adults

There are 12,742 adults, (2,791 of whom are seniors) in Pampa.

Pampa Age Dependency

76.2

Age Dependency Ratio

28

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Pampa Sex Ratio

Female

8,871

50.58%

Male

8,667

49.42%

Pampa Population by Age

Pampa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pampa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.6%16.4%
All72.4%27.6%
Male71.7%28.3%
Non Family64.9%35.1%
Female47.9%52.1%

72.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pampa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,6332.6172.4
Married3,2773.483.6
Non Family2,3391.1964.9
Female7523.2947.9
Male2653.671.7

3.28

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Pampa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9788.80%
9th to 12th Grade1,42412.81%
High School Graduate3,36630.27%
Some College2,88625.96%
Associates Degree8217.38%
Bachelors Degree1,1089.96%
Graduate Degree5364.82%
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Pampa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pampa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,8326,7861,409
Hispanic2,6481,426194
Other Race52228711
Black46536828
2+ Races16913439
Native American765513
Islander99

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 23.08%.

Pampa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,665$44,313$25,978
Less Than 9th Grade$22,288$31,471$17,292
High School Graduate$29,261$35,891$20,934
Some College$37,748$55,170$30,106
Bachelors Degree$56,744$85,278$26,464
Graduate Degree$64,265$51,875$65,362

$32,665

Average Earnings

$44,313

Average Male

$25,978

Average Female

Pampa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pampa Language by Age

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Pampa Language

77.42% of Pampa residents speak only English, while 22.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.79% of the population.

Pampa Language

Pampa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic5,5501,43625.87%
White10,6631,30612.25%
Other1,10720918.88%
Black56716328.75%
Multiple50813225.98%
Native21611452.78%

17.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.89%

Male Poverty Rate

19.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pampa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pampa is Native, with 52.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pampa is White, with 12.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.89%.

Pampa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.64%
High School14.62%
Some College8.08%
Bachelors or Greater4.01%

Pampa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed42.22%
Male Unemployed33.55%
Male Employed9.30%
Female Employed7.71%

Pampa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pampa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,432$63,937
Families$60,347$76,501
Married Families$71,267-
Non Families$30,811$37,549
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Income by Household Type

Pampa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Pampa Married by Age and Sex

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Pampa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Pampa Marital Status by Race

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Pampa Marital Status

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857

Number of Veterans

813

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam339
First Gulf War174
Second Gulf War111
Korea77
World War II54

Pampa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74252
35 to 54228
75+216
55 to 64117
18 to 3444

Pampa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8107.28%
Hispanic792.30%
Black224.13%
Native American1716.19%
2+ Races83.21%

Pampa Veterans by Race

Pampa Veterans by Education

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2.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pampa Veterans by Education

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60.5%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Pampa Employment by Age

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Pampa Employment by Race

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Pampa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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65.96%

Born in Pampa

88.80%

Native Born

11.20%

Foreign Born

6.88%

Non Citizen

4.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.80% of Pampa residents were born in the United States, with 65.96% having been born in Texas. 6.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pampa Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202116,776-146-0.86%
202016,922-146-0.86%
201917,068-146-0.85%
201817,214-212-1.22%
201717,426-350-1.97%
201617,776-442-2.43%
201518,218-147-0.80%
201418,36530.02%
201318,362670.37%
201218,2952141.18%
201118,0811420.79%
201017,939520.03%
200017,887-2,072-1.09%
199019,959-1,437-0.69%
198021,396-330-0.15%
197021,726-2,938-1.26%
196024,6648,0814.05%
195016,5833,6882.55%
194012,8952,4252.11%
193010,4700.00%

Pampa Population by Year