Lubbock, Texas Population 2018

Lubbock is a city that is located in Texas. It serves as the county seat for Lubbock County. The city has a population of 252,506, which makes it the 11th largest city in Texas. Lubbock is known as the “Hub City” because it is the hub of the region in economics, health care, and education. The city has been names as one of the best in the US for starting a small business due to its location, the ease of working with local government, and low commercial space rental rates. It is also known for its education and is home to one of the best high schools in the country.

Lubbock History

Lubbock’s history began back with the founding of Lubbock County in the 1870s. A small town was built that was the early start of modern-day Lubbock. The town merged with the town of Monterey and the newly merged region retained the name. Lubbock was designated as the county seat in 1831 and was incorporated as a city in 1909.

Texas Tech University was founded during the 1920s, beginning the city’s legacy of quality education. Texas Tech University School of Medicine opened in 1969 and is now known as Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Reese Air Force Base was established in the city in 1941 and was in operation through the 1990s.

In 1970, Lubbock was struck by a tornado which killed 26 people and caused $125 million in damage. The city was rebuilt in the years that followed. Today, Lubbock is the largest contiguous cotton-growing region in the world. It boasts multiple shopping centers and malls, high-end stores, restaurants, and many attractions and landmarks.

Lubbock Demographics

Recent estimates put the population at 252,506. Lubbock covers a region of over 123 square miles. It is the 83rd most populous city in the US. The city’s density is over 1,875 people per square mile. Over three-quarters of the population is White, 8.6% of the population is African American, 2.4% are Asian, 2.5% are Mixed Race, less than 1% are Native American and Pacific Islander, and almost 10% are another race.

The median age of Lubbock is quite young at 29.2 years. Over one-quarter of the population falls within the 25 to 44 age range. Almost one-quarter are under 18, while 10.8% are 65 or older. There are 94.5 males for every 100 females. About 20.8% of the population lives below the federal poverty line. Texas Tech University, Covenant Health System, Lubbock Independent School District, the University Medical Center and United Supermarkets are among the largest employers in the city.

Lubbock Population Growth

This city has seen consistent growth since the early 1900s. Between the censuses taken in 1950 and 1960, the city grew to have a population of more than 100,000. Between 2000 and 2010, it broke the 200,000-resident mark. Since the census taken in 2010, the city has experienced 10% population growth, indicating that this city will continue to grow and thrive well into the future.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017253,8882,6341.05%
2016251,2543,5091.42%
2015247,7453,5401.45%
2014244,2054,7081.97%
2013239,4973,3221.41%
2012236,1752,5651.10%
2011233,6102,8191.22%
2010230,79131,2271.46%
2000199,56413,3580.70%
1990186,20611,8450.66%
1980174,36125,2601.58%
1970149,10120,4101.48%
1960128,69156,9446.02%
195071,74739,8948.46%
194031,85311,3334.50%
193020,52016,46917.61%
19204,0512,1517.87%
19101,9000.00%

Lubbock Population in 2018Source: By user:Redraiderengineer [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White195,792
Black or African American20,089
Some Other Race15,299
Two or More Races7,221
Asian6,172
American Indian and Alaska Native2,550
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander200

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Lubbock Population Pyramid 2018

5,00010,00015,000 Male Population5,00010,00015,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Lubbock Median Age

29.4


Total

28.2


Male

31


Female

Lubbock Adults

There are 189,347 adults, (28,413 of whom are seniors) in Lubbock.

Lubbock Age Dependency

53.7

Age Dependency Ratio

17.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Lubbock Sex Ratio

Female

125,793

50.86%

Male

121,530

49.14%

Lubbock Households and Families

Lubbock Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Lubbock Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.5%25.5%
All52.1%47.9%
Female41%59%
Male40%60%
Non Family35.1%64.9%

52.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lubbock Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All92,5172.5552.1
Married37,1973.2274.5
Non Family36,9461.4635.1
Female13,1743.3941
Male5,2003.4440

3.18

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lubbock Households

Lubbock Education

Lubbock Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,3335.86%
9th to 12th Grade11,7788.28%
High School Graduate35,25324.79%
Some College35,82125.19%
Associates Degree8,8096.20%
Bachelors Degree26,09718.35%
Graduate Degree16,10011.32%

Lubbock Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White80,80576,35032,407
Hispanic44,60831,1195,321
Black11,0029,3711,260
Other Race9,5516,024667
Asian3,6603,4282,541
Multiple Races2,6772,268715
Native American1,261853143
Islander15611820

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.49%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 69.43%.

Lubbock Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,845$39,167$27,305
Less Than High School$19,424$25,508$14,335
High School Grad$27,405$31,584$23,432
Some College$31,201$36,674$26,873
Bachelors Degree$46,695$54,533$40,126
Graduate Degree$53,631$62,589$47,629

$32,845

Average Earnings

$39,167

Average Male

$27,305

Average Female

Lubbock Language

Lubbock Language by Age

Lubbock Language

77.09% of Lubbock residents speak only English, while 22.91% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.32% of the population.

Lubbock Poverty

Lubbock Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic83,22119,53223.47%
White124,10819,49815.71%
Black18,8475,17127.44%
Other14,7642,80719.01%
Multiple6,8111,79626.37%
Asian5,8921,35623.01%
Native2,41566727.62%
Islander20094.50%

19.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.79%

Male Poverty Rate

20.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lubbock

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lubbock is Native, with 27.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lubbock is Islander, with 4.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.62%.

Lubbock Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.95%
High School12.75%
Some College11.73%
Bachelors or Greater5.68%

Lubbock Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed36.15%
Female Unemployed31.07%
Female Employed14.19%
Male Employed10.43%

Lubbock Income

Lubbock Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,326$66,893
Families$60,918$82,208
Married Families$77,954$100,287
Non Families$29,391$40,758

Lubbock Marital Status

Lubbock Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.7%

Male Marriage Rate

39.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lubbock Married by Age and Sex

Lubbock Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Lubbock Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Lubbock Veterans

Lubbock Veterans by War

11,708

Number of Veterans

10,818

Male Veterans

890

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,317
Second Gulf War2,937
First Gulf War2,697
Korea1,141
World War II465

Lubbock Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 543,329
75+2,681
65 to 742,281
18 to 341,756
55 to 641,661

Lubbock Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9,5976.31%
Hispanic2,6294.49%
Black9316.44%
Other7196.18%
2 or More3067.88%
Hawaiian6934.50%
Indian573.08%
Asian290.57%

Lubbock Veterans by Education

6.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lubbock Employment Status

Lubbock Employment by Age

65.3%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Lubbock Employment by Race

Lubbock Employment by Education

Lubbock Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

74.01%

Born in Texas

93.87%

Native Born

6.13%

Foreign Born

3.71%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.87% of Lubbock residents were born in the United States, with 74.01% having been born in Texas. 3.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.