"Individuals making Borger better by promoting: economic development, community awareness, and civic pride"
 

 

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CONTACT US:
 P.O. BOX 490
613 N. Main Borger, Texas 79008
(806) 274-2211 phone
(806) 273-3488 fax
borgerchamber@amaonline.com

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Community Fact Sheet
 

LOCATION

Metropolitan Cities Distance Transit Time
Amarillo, Texas 48.5 1hr
Lubbock, Texas 167.5 3hr
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 267 5hr
Dallas, Texas 367.7 6hr
Chicago, Illinois 1,014 22hr
Los Angeles, California 1,052 20hr
New York City, New York 1,708 31hr

Transit days based on full truck load

 

POPULATION (Based on 2010 Census)

  Number Percent
Hutchinson County 22,150 -
Borger 13,251 -
Male  6,528 49.3
Female 6,723 50.7
 
Age Number Percent
Children 14 & Under 3,045 22.9
Ages 15-24 982 7.4
25-44 3,292 30.8
45-59 2,647 19.9
60-74 1,574 11.9
75+ 941 7.1
 
RACE
  Number Percent
White 8,715 66
Black 439 3.3
Hispanic 3,616 27.2
Other 481 3.5

 

EDUCATION

  # Grades Enrolled
Paul Belton 1 Pre K-K 415
Gateway 1 1-2 418
Crockett 1 3-4 408
Intermediate 1 5 195
Middle 1 6-8 530
High School 1 9-12 777
Private 1 PK-12 43
 
College Education
Frank Phillips College Located in
Borger, Tx.  Two year study
in academics & vocational studies.
 
Colleges in commuting distance
Amarillo College
West Texas A&M University
Clarendon College
Oklahoma Panhandle State University

 

HOUSING

Average Cost per sq.ft Low Med. High
Existing 3 Bedroom $35 $65-70 $99+
New 3 Bedroom $92 $110 $130+
 
Typical Lot Size 100 x 120 sq.ft.
Typical Lot Cost $15,000 Plus

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Newspapers




On-Line Paper

Borger News Herald
Eagle Press-Fritch

Amarillo Daily News

High Plains Observer

Radio KQTY- 1490 AM 106.7
Television Local-Cable-Satellite
Telephone AT&T
Telegraph Western Union
Post Office Borger
Local Internet Several providers- Wireless & Dial-up

 

UTILITY PROVIDERS

Electric Xcel
Telephone AT&T
Natural Gas Texas Gas
Water City of Borger
Sewer City of Borger
Cable Cable One

 

CLIMATE

Annual Avg. Temperature 58°
Monthly Avg. (January) 37°
Monthly Avg. (July) 78.6°
Annual Avg. Rainfall 20.9"
Annual Avg. Snowfall 20.5"
Days between killing Frost 166
Days over 90 Degrees 80
 
Humidity by Hour (Average)
6:00 am 12:00 pm 6:00 pm
70% 42% 38%

 

MEDICAL

  Number
Golden Plains Community Hospital 1
Rest Homes 2
Doctors 9
Dentists 6
 
Nearest Regional Health Center Amarillo
Trained Emergency Transportation Yes - Ground
Air - From Amarillo

 

GOVERNMENT

Type of Government # of Councilmen
Home Rule City
City Council/Mgr
Form of Government
5
 
Department Full Time Employees
Police Department 40
Fire Department 36
 
Other Law Enforcement
Hutchinson County Sheriff
Texas State Department of Public Safety
Borger Police Department
 
Regulations
Planning Zoning

 

TRANSPORTATION
Highways Serving Area 4
 
Railroads: # Of Daily trains
Panhandle Northern Railway Interchange 2-1
Burlington Northern Santa Fe 1
Piggyback/Daily Switching
 
Air: Runway Length Aircrafts
Hutchinson County Airport* 6,300 ft. Public Airport suitable for Public
or Corporate aircraft. Lighted Runway
Rick Husband Amarillo
International Airport*
13,502 ft. 45 minutes away; American, Southwest, American Eagle, United, Air Trans,
 U.S. Airways
*Paved Runway with Lights and Instruments
 
Motor Freight Carriers (Package, LTL, TL, Van-Type)
ABF Overnight
American Freightways Roadway Express
Beaver Express SAIA
Central Motor
Freight Lines
Southern Transport
Conway Freight Lines Werner Transport
Consolidated Freight Lines Yellow Freight
Fed Ex/Fed Ex Air Averitt
 
Motor Freight Carriers (Bulk, Tank Trucks) Small Package Shipments
Coastal Transport UPS (Land and Air)
Groendyke Transport Airborne Federal Express (Air Only
United Petroleum Transport Fed Ex/ Fed Ex Air
Potter Trucking Mission Petroleum Carriers
Turner Trucking West Texas Transport
 
Road – Long-line trucking services connect Borger with major freight centers throughout the United States. State Highways 207, 136, and 152 run through Borger. Interstate 40 is 33 miles to the south.

 

TAXES
Tax Categories
Type City County
Inventory Yes Yes
Machinery/Equipment Yes Yes
Retail Sales Yes No
Income No No
 
State Taxes
Type Rate
Corporate Income 4.5%
Intangibles 0%
Retail Sales 6.25%
Individual Income 0%
Gasoline .20 cent/gallon
City Retail Sales Tax 2%
 
2013 Property Tax Rates (Rates per $100 valuation)
Taxing Entity Tax Rate
City of Borger .86000
Hutchinson County .43500
Borger ISD 1.3289
Frank Phillips College .220000
Hospital District .09330
Palo Duro Water District .012774
North Plains Water .025652

 

WORK FORCE
Employment Area Number of Employees
Borger 4,992
Hutchinson County 9,541
 
Work Stoppages in Last 5 Years 0
County Average Annual Industry Wage $44,416
Median Travel Time to Work 12 minutes


 

SAMPLE OF MAJOR EMPLOYERS
Company Name Type of Business # Employees
Phillips 66 Petroleum products
(additional contracted employees)
679
580
Borger ISD Education 442
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. Specialty Chemicals 351
Golden Plains
Community Hospital
Medical 216
Wal-Mart Retail 210
Austin Industrial Maintenance/Construction 219
Orion Engineered
Carbons, Inc.
Carbon Black 80
Sid Richardson Carbon Black 140
United Supermarkets Grocery 160
Frank Phillips College Education 100
Caprock Nursing & Rehabilitation Nursing Home/Rehab 86
H.B. Zachry Maintenance/Construction 80
Agrium U.S. Ammonia/urea 88
Northwest Insulation Company Insulation Sales/contracting 60
R&M Energy Systems Oil Product flow equipment 83
Fuzzy's Radiator Equip Mfg. Maint. 90
Groendyke Transportation 32
Kel-Tex Electrical Contractor 47
SERCO Construction 45
Borger Health Car Skilled Nursing Facility 30
Morton Lumber Lumber & Hardware 35
Lowe's Supermarket 35
DISCO Industrial Service 27
 

Manufacturing Workers Union:

Union Operation Engineers
Local 351
111 East Coolidge
Borger, TX 79007
(806) 274-4501

 

INFORMATION SHEET

Borger is located 15 minutes from Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, offering fishing, boating, and sailing. Hunting is also plentiful for a wide variety of game. The general Panhandle area is especially well known for its pheasant hunting.

Borger is the home of the world’s largest inland petrochemical complex. Phillips 66. is involved in the processing of crude oil and natural gas liquids. In addition, Chevron-Phillips Chemical Co. processes various specialty chemicals and in late 2014, Solvay Polymer purchased Ryton from Chevron Phillips.   Sid Richardson Carbon Co., which producing rubber grade carbon black and Orion Engineered Carbons, Inc., which produces a variety of carbon black as well as Agrium US. Inc.  which produces and ships nitrogen  round out a robust industrial community. 

BCAC- Borger Community Activity Center, located on the Frank Phillips College Campus, provides exercise equipment, full size swimming pool and various classes for members.

Education is provided by public and private schools and Frank Phillips College serves the area with a two year program.  Extensive dual-credit courses are provided by affiliation with the college and area schools.                         

Safe, Secure Environment This is a safe place to live and raise a family. Borger residents enjoy a secure environment provided by Hutchinson County Sheriff Department, Borger Police Department and Borger Fire Department.

Health Care Borger is home to Golden Plains Community Hospital along with excellent physicians and two nursing/rehab homes. 

Churches Abundant worship opportunities abound for citizens with many denominations and worship times available.

Tourist Attractions: Morley Theater (5 screen movie theater), Lake Meredith, Hutchinson County Museum, Borger Country Club Golf Course, Phillips Municipal Course, Huber Park and Frank J. Smith Bird Sanctuary and Splash Pad, Borger Community Activity Center, Johnson Youth Center, Skating Rink and Skateboard facility along with Frisbee Golf Course and Walking Trail,  Tri-City Concert Association, Altrusa Craft Shows, Downtown Merchant’s Moonlight Madness and Beach Bach,   The Borger Chamber of Commerce Summer Celebration, Pride of Texas Carnival,  Annual Lighted Christmas Parade, Boomtown Community Theatre and a variety of retail shops including antique and gift shops.