Lubbock is a relatively large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 258,862 people and 60 constituent neighborhoods, Lubbock is the 11th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lubbock is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lubbock is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lubbock who work in office and administrative support (11.77%), sales jobs (10.77%), and teaching (8.99%).
Also of interest is that Lubbock has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Lubbock is made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Lubbock is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.
This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Lubbock is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Lubbock spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.78 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The overall education level of Lubbock citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.52% of adults in Lubbock have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Lubbock in 2018 was $27,496, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,984 for a family of four. However, Lubbock contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lubbock is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lubbock home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lubbock residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lubbock also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 36.15% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lubbock include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Lubbock is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.