The tiny village of Palisades, TX has a population of 327 and covers a total area of 0.6 square miles in Randall County, just 9.9 miles from the city of Amarillo. With approximately 144 households in the community, 35.4% have children under the age of 18. The median age is 39 years. In the last two decades, the population has increased over 50%.
Real Estate Profile:
The median household income in Palisades is $33,247, below the Texas average of $48,259. The median for a family is $38,125. Women have a median income of $17,083 versus the male income of $33,125. Approximately 8.6% of the families are below the poverty line.
Median house and condo value is estimated at $81,694. The figures can be misleading because they are based on housing units that include detached houses, townhouses or other attached units, mobile homes, occupied boats, RV, and vans. A real estate appraisal will give the true value of a home in Palisades. The mean price of all housing units is $103,746. When broken down, detached houses are $132,422, attached units and townhouses $42,837, and mobile homes $44,138. The mean prices of the boats, RVs, vans, etc. are $7,531.
There are currently two homes for sale in Palisades. Three homes were recently sold. Property taxes on housing units that have mortgages are about $1,188. The median tax for those without mortgages is $1,015.
Approximately 79.9% of the people over 25 years who live in the tiny village have a high school education or higher. A Bachelor’s degree or higher is held by 8.7% of the population, and 3.5% of the residents have a graduate or professional degree.
West Texas A & M University, with an enrollment of 5,251 is located in nearby Canyon. Ten miles away, in Amarillo, the Amarillo College has an enrollment of 3,610. In Lubbock, about 100 miles away, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with 2,626 students, and Texas Tech University with an enrollment of 25,860 are also near enough for easily accessible higher learning. South Plains College is 108 miles from Palisades, in Levelland.
Unemployment is lower in Palisades than the rest of the state of Texas. While the state shows an unemployment rate of 7.0%, this tiny village comes in at 4.3%. The average commute time for employed Palisades residents is 29.6 minutes.
Like the other communities in Randall County, the residents of Palisades live in close proximity of the second largest canyon in the Country. The Palo Duro Canyon is about 120 miles long. The average width of the canyon system is 6.2 miles, but at some places it is 20 miles wide. It’s been nicknamed the Grand Canyon of Texas.