Lubbock, Texas Population 2021

263,648
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Lubbock is a city located in Lubbock County Texas. It is also the county seat of Lubbock County. With a 2020 population of 263,648, it is the 11th largest city in Texas and the 84th largest city in the United States . Lubbock is currently growing at a rate of 0.92% annually and its population has increased by 14.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 229,573 in 2010. Lubbock reached it's highest population of 263,648 in 2021. Spanning over 136 miles, Lubbock has a population density of 1,957 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lubbock is $71,273 with a poverty rate of 20.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $955 per month, and the median house value is $140,800. The median age in Lubbock is 29.6 years, 28.4 years for males, and 31.2 years for females.

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.

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’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

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lubbock was:

  • White: 80.58%
  • Black or African American: 7.85%
  • Other race: 4.85%
  • Two or more races: 2.96%
  • Asian: 2.59%
  • Native American: 1.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
The current population of Lubbock, Texas is 263,648 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 256,469.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 229,573.

Lubbock, Texas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021328,2933,0180.92%
2020325,2753,0180.93%
2019322,2573,0180.94%
2018319,2392,1450.67%
2017317,0943,3141.05%
2016313,7803,7791.20%
2015310,0013,9451.27%
2014306,0564,8891.60%
2013301,1673,3741.12%
2012297,7932,4550.82%
2011295,3383,0971.05%
2010292,2410.00%

Lubbock Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White204,55480.58%
Black or African American19,9157.85%
Some Other Race12,3114.85%
Two or More Races7,5172.96%
Asian6,5682.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,6681.05%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3180.13%
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Lubbock Population by Race

Lubbock Population Pyramid $2021

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Lubbock Median Age

29.6


Total

28.4


Male

31.2


Female

Lubbock Adults

There are 194,863 adults, (29,899 of whom are seniors) in Lubbock.

Lubbock Age Dependency

53.9

Age Dependency Ratio

18.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Lubbock Sex Ratio

Female

128,721

50.71%

Male

125,130

49.29%

Lubbock Population by Age

Lubbock Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lubbock Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.3%25.7%
All51.2%48.8%
Male40.9%59.1%
Female40.2%59.8%
Non Family33.9%66.1%

51.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lubbock Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All95,4792.5451.2
Non Family38,7391.4633.9
Married38,0793.2274.3
Female13,5993.4640.2
Male5,0623.2640.9

3.16

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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Lubbock Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,7415.95%
9th to 12th Grade11,0447.52%
High School Graduate36,45324.81%
Some College35,51124.17%
Associates Degree8,8606.03%
Bachelors Degree28,85019.64%
Graduate Degree17,45811.88%
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Lubbock Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lubbock Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White81,60177,49234,418
Hispanic47,89534,3546,486
Black11,2739,7531,725
Other Race8,1395,147609
Asian3,9103,7212,967
2+ Races2,7522,334754
Native American1,441889250
Islander1278812

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 95.17%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75.88%.

Lubbock Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,595$42,203$30,167
Less Than 9th Grade$22,649$30,242$15,349
High School Graduate$29,586$31,932$25,109
Some College$32,306$39,747$27,252
Bachelors Degree$48,151$56,064$42,054
Graduate Degree$59,827$67,941$53,523

$35,595

Average Earnings

$42,203

Average Male

$30,167

Average Female

Lubbock Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lubbock Language by Age

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Lubbock Language

77.78% of Lubbock residents speak only English, while 22.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.33% of the population.

Lubbock Language

Lubbock Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic88,59020,78023.46%
White124,40820,05516.12%
Black18,6855,06627.11%
Other11,7752,90224.65%
Multiple7,0971,92927.18%
Asian6,1821,77928.78%
Native2,51667626.87%
Islander3185216.35%

20.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.38%

Male Poverty Rate

20.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lubbock

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lubbock is Asian, with 28.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lubbock is White, with 16.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.13%.

Lubbock Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.63%
High School13.56%
Some College10.99%
Bachelors or Greater5.91%

Lubbock Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed41.43%
Female Unemployed32.05%
Female Employed14.46%
Male Employed10.45%

Lubbock Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lubbock Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,453$71,273
Families$66,636$87,892
Married Families$85,474$106,484
Non Families$30,549$43,233
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Income by Household Type

Lubbock Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.5%

Male Marriage Rate

40.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Lubbock Married by Age and Sex

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Lubbock Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Lubbock Marital Status by Race

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Lubbock Marital Status

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11,447

Number of Veterans

10,366

Male Veterans

1,081

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,436
Second Gulf War3,221
First Gulf War2,778
Korea923
World War II278

Lubbock Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 543,161
75+2,692
65 to 742,290
55 to 641,805
18 to 341,499

Lubbock Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9,4985.99%
Hispanic2,3283.69%
Black1,1097.52%
2+ Races3559.24%
Other Race3403.45%
Islander5619.65%
Native American562.80%
Asian330.62%

Lubbock Veterans by Race

Lubbock Veterans by Education

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7.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lubbock Veterans by Education

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65.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.6%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Lubbock Employment by Age

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Lubbock Employment by Race

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Lubbock Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.44%

Born in Lubbock

93.69%

Native Born

6.31%

Foreign Born

4.04%

Non Citizen

2.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.69% of Lubbock residents were born in the United States, with 73.44% having been born in Texas. 4.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lubbock Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021263,6482,3930.92%
2020261,2552,3930.92%
2019258,8622,3930.93%
2018256,4692,0370.80%
2017254,4323,0451.21%
2016251,3873,4371.39%
2015247,9503,6001.47%
2014244,3504,6421.94%
2013239,7083,3471.42%
2012236,3612,4331.04%
2011233,9282,8231.22%
2010231,10531,5411.48%
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 by Year