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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 15-19 982 7.4
20-44 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 436
Gateway 1 1-2 357
Crockett 1 3-4 379
Intermediate 1 5 411
Middle 1 6-8 399
High School 1 9-12 759
Private - Liberty Christian 1 PK-12
College Education
Frank Phillips College Located in Borger, Tx.  Two year study in academics & vocational studies. Certificate programs and extended education offerings available. 
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 $32 $58-87 $95-151
New 3 Bedroom $92 $110 $130+
Typical Lot Size 100 x 120 sq. ft.
Typical Lot Cost $15,000 Plus

 

COMMUNICATIONS
Newspapers/Online Paper Borger News Herald
Eagle Press-Fritch
High Plains Observer
Radio KQTY- 1490 AM 106.7
Television Local-Cable-Satellite
Telephone AT&T / Several Others
Telegraph Western Union
Post Office Borger
Local Internet Several providers

 

UTILITY PROVIDERS
Electric Xcel
Telephone AT&T / Several Others
Natural Gas Texas Gas
Water City of Borger
Sewer City of Borger
Cable Cable One / Others

 

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
Nursing/Rehabilitation 3
Doctors 11
Dentists 4
Nearest Regional Health Center Amarillo
Trained Emergency Transportation Ground & Air
Borger/Amarillo

 

GOVERNMENT
Type of Government # of Councilmen
Home Rule City
City Council/Mgr
Form of Government
5
Department Full Time Employees
Borger Police Department 40
Borger Fire Department 36
Other Law Enforcement
Borger Police Department
Texas State Department of Public Safety
Hutchinson County Sheriff 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%
2018 Property Tax Rates (Rates per $100 valuation)
changes in 8-19
Taxing Entity Tax Rate
City of Borger .863494
Hutchinson County .520000
Borger ISD 1.30000
Frank Phillips College .220000
Hospital District .100000
Palo Duro Water District .014492
North Plains Water .03136
Panhandle Ground Water District .009055

 

WORKFORCE
Employment Area Number of Employees
Borger 4,992
Hutchinson County 10,970
Work Stoppages in Last 5 Years 0
County Average Annual Industry Wage $44,416
Median Travel Time to Work 12 minutes

 

SELECTED MAJOR EMPLOYERS
Company Name Type of Business # Employees
Phillips 66 Petroleum products
(additional contracted employees)
700
300
Borger ISD Education 513
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. Specialty Chemicals 246
Golden Plains Community Hospital Medical 207
Wal-Mart Retail 245
Orion Engineered Carbons, Inc. Carbon Black 62
Tokai Carbon CB, Ltd. Carbon Black 134
United Supermarkets Grocery 160
Frank Phillips College Education 100 FT
170 PT
Caprock Nursing & Rehabilitation Nursing Home/Rehab 95
H.B. Zachry Maintenance/Construction 46
Nutrien, Ltd. Ammonia/urea 103
Northwest Insulation Company Insulation Sales/contracting 70
National Oilwell Varco Oil product flow equipment 38
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 Care Skilled Nursing Facility 30
Morton Lumber/ACE Hardware Lumber & Hardware 35
Lowe's Supermarket 35
DISCO Industrial Service 27
Solvay Specialty Polymers High Performance Polymers 109
Provenance Consulting Safety Mgt, Software Implementation, Custom Software 39
Conner Industries Fabrication / Plant Construction Service 110
City of Borger Provider of City Services 170

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.  Tokai Carbon CB, LTD., which produces rubber grade carbon black and Orion Engineered Carbons, Inc., which produces a variety of carbon black as well as Nutrien, Ltd  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. The county provides a public library.

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, two nursing/rehab homes and other health related providers.

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

Tourist Attractions: Morley Theater (5 screen movie theater), Lake Meredith, Alibates National Monument, Hutchinson County Museum, Borger Country Club Golf Course, Borger Municipal Course, Huber Park, Frank J. Smith Bird Sanctuary and Splash Pad, 9/11 Memorial and Veteran Memorial, numerous city parks (one handicapped), Borger Community Activity Center, Johnson Youth Center, Skateboard facility along with Frisbee Golf Course and Walking Trail,  Tri-City Concert Association, ltrusa Craft Shows, Downtown Merchant’s Moonlight Madness and Beach Bach,   The Borger Chamber of Commerce Pride of Texas Carnival and annual lighted Christmas Parade, Wildcatters Bowling & Entertainment, and a variety of retail shops including antique and gift shops as well as various community events.  

Contact Us:

P.O. BOX 490
613 N. Main Borger, Texas 79008
(806) 274-2211 phone
(806) 273-3488 fax
borgerchamber@att.net