The elevation of a town or city is an indicator of how high or low it is in relation to sea level and is an important geographical statistic, used for architecture, weather forecasts, and more. The elevation of Amarillo, TX is 3,605 feet (1,099 m), which is relatively high when compared to many other towns and cities in both Texas and nearby states. Many major metropolitan areas around the United States are located in coastal regions, resulting in low elevations under 500 feet (152 m), with New York City and Los Angeles having elevations of 33 feet (10 m) and 285 feet (87 m), respectively.
When compared to the mean elevation of the state of Texas, Amarillo is a lot higher. The state’s average elevation is 1,700 feet (520 m), which means that Texas isn’t among the highest or lowest states of America. The city of Fort Davis, found in Western Texas, has the highest elevation of any incorporated municipality in the state at 4,900 feet (1,494 m). Other key locations in Texas include Guadalupe Peak, which is the highest point of the state and has an impressive elevation of 8,751 feet (2,667 m). The lowest point of Texas is the Gulf of Mexico, which has an elevation that is simply at sea level.
Most of Texas’ major cities are situated at relatively low elevations. Some examples include the state capital, Austin, which has an elevation of just 489 feet (149 m), San Antonio, which has an elevation of 650 feet (198 m), Dallas, which has an elevation of 430 feet (131 m), and Houston, which has an elevation of only 80 feet (32 m). When compared to all of these major Texan cities, the elevation of Amarillo is much higher.