Taxes

City Tax Rate

$0.5198 per $100

Independent School District Tax Rate

$1.50 per $100

Total Community Sales Tax

8.25%

County Tax Rate

$0.4317 per $100

Special District Rate

$0.1 per $100 Hospital District

Special District Rate

$0.22 per $100 College

Tax Abatement Available

Yes

Economic Development Sales Tax

Yes: 4A Corporation with Additions

Enterprise Zone

Yes

Foreign Trade Zone

Yes

Other Economic Stimulants

Tax exemption on inventory in transit; customized local job training facility; low natural gas & electricity rates; daily rail switching;

Freeport Exemption

Yes

Strategic Investment

No

 

Utilities

Electric Provider

Xcel Energy

Water Source

Underground wells & Lake Meredith

Water Maximum Gallons Per Day

11,000,000

Water Peak Load Maximum Gallons Per Day

6,950,000

Sewer Type

oxidation-ditch

Sewer Maximum Gallons Per Day

2,200,000

Solid Waste Disposal

Landfill

Natural Gas Providers

Texas Gas Service

Telephone Providers

Southwestern Bell Telephone

Cable Provider

Cable One

ISDN or DSL

Southwestern Bell

Broadband

Cable One / Southwestern Bell

Internet Service Providers

Amaonline

 

Transportation

Nearest Interstate Highway
Interstate 40
Proximity to Interstate Highway
27 mile(s)
Proximity to Major Highways
1 mile(s)
Nearest Commercial Airport
Amarillo International Airport 
Proximity to Commercial Airport
45 miles
Nearest Private Airport
Hutchinson County Airport
Proximity to Private Airport
1 mile
Lenght of Runway
6,300 feet
Lighted Runway
Yes
Nearest Mainline Railroad
BNSF
Proximity to Mainline
20 miles
Motor Freight Carriers 
12
Parcel Service Providers 
4
Rail Service Providers 
1
Piggyback Service / Switching Providers 
1

Housing

Average cost per sq.ft.
 Low
Medium
High
 Existing 3 Bedroom
$25
$44
$52
 New 3 Bedroom
$47
$58
$85

 

 Typical Lot Size
80 x 120 sq. ft.
 Typical Lot Cost
$15,000 plus
Average 2 Bedroom Rent
$350
Multi-Family Occupency Rate
350
Average Residentail Appraised Value
$75,000.00

Primary Education

# of Schools
# of Teachers
Grades
Enrolled
Elementary
3
68
K-4
1117
Junior
High
1
60
5-8
908
High
School
1
70
9-12
985
Private
2
13
K-6
114

 

 Student/Teacher Ratio

Elementary
17.5/1
Secondary
14/1

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Higher Education

Borger is home to Frank Phillips College, recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding community colleges. It offers two years of academic and vocational studies in 50 fields. More than 3,000 students are enrolled annually, with an additional 3,000 students taking one or more of the 300 continuing education programs.

Borger is within a 150 mile radius of 8 additional Universities and Colleges. This additional education opportunities include:

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