Lubbock is a large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 257,141 people and 94 constituent neighborhoods, Lubbock is the tenth 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 (12.03%), sales jobs (10.52%), and teaching (9.93%).
Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Lubbock really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Lubbock is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Lubbock more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Lubbock’s character and quality of life.
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.
One of the benefits of Lubbock is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.34 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
In terms of college education, Lubbock is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.74% of adults in Lubbock have a college degree.
The per capita income in Lubbock in 2018 was $28,662, 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 $114,648 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 36.17% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lubbock include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Lubbock is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.