Lubbock is a city that is located in the state of 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 named 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’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 Population Statistics
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.
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.
Largest Employers in Lubbock, TX
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
The city of Lubbock 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.
Lubbock, Texas's estimated population is 255,885 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Lubbock, Texas is the 11th largest city in Texas based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.
The population density is 2003.91 people/mi² (773.71 people/km²).
The overall median age is 29.4 years, 28.2 years for males, and 31 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.6 males.
Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 103,102 households in the city, with an average size of 2.55 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.3%, with a median rent of $896/month. The median house has 5.1 rooms, and has a value of $123,800.
The median income for households in Lubbock, Texas is $47,326, while the mean household income is $66,893.