Lubbock, Texas Population 2024

269,392

Lubbock is a city located in Lubbock County Texas. Lubbock has a 2024 population of 269,392. It is also the county seat of Lubbock County.Lubbock is currently growing at a rate of 1.02% annually and its population has increased by 4.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 257,974 in 2020.

The average household income in Lubbock is $82,415 with a poverty rate of 19.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lubbock is 30 years, 29.1 years for males, and 30.9 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: 67.49%
  • Two or more races: 13.77%
  • Black or African American: 8.01%
  • Other race: 7.16%
  • Asian: 2.8%
  • Native American: 0.63%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.14%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
134.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,999.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.43% (11,418)
The current population of Lubbock, Texas is 269,392 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 257,974.

Lubbock, Texas Population 2024

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Lubbock Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White174,25267.49%
Two or more races35,55313.77%
Black or African American20,6778.01%
Other race18,4867.16%
Asian7,2322.8%
Native American1,6320.63%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander3580.14%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lubbock Population by Race

Lubbock Population Pyramid 2024

Lubbock Median Age

30

Total

29.1

Male

30.9

Female

Lubbock Adults

There are 199,290 adults, (31,774 of whom are seniors) in Lubbock.

Lubbock Age Dependency

54.1

Age Dependency Ratio

19

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Lubbock Sex Ratio

Female130,95350.72%
Male127,23749.28%

Lubbock Population by Age

Lubbock Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All102,8942.395149
Non Family44,6451.3833.866.2
Married40,1233.1874.425.6
Female13,6363.2739.960.1
Male4,4902.8245.854.2
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3.09

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

51.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lubbock Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lubbock Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lubbock Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.67%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 70.42%.

Lubbock Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,397

Average Earnings

$51,809

Average Male

$35,539

Average Female

Lubbock Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lubbock Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lubbock Language

78.88% of Lubbock residents speak only English, while 21.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.4% of the population.

Lubbock Language

Lubbock Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic94,11522,73924.16%
White121,46617,52714.43%
Multiple34,3537,34821.39%
Black19,2435,21227.09%
Other18,0654,06122.48%
Asian6,7151,52322.68%
Native1,50031420.93%
Islander35817248.04%
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19.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.35%

Male Poverty Rate

20.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lubbock

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lubbock is Islander, with 48.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lubbock is White, with 14.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.07%.

Lubbock Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.55%
High School14.15%
Some College10.73%
Bachelors or Greater5.32%
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Lubbock Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed48.42%
Male Unemployed26.91%
Female Employed14.19%
Male Employed9.75%
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Lubbock Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lubbock Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lubbock Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.2%

Male Marriage Rate

39.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Lubbock Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lubbock Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

10,698

Number of Veterans

9,534

Male Veterans

1,164

Female Veterans

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Lubbock Veterans by War

count

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Lubbock Veterans by Age

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Lubbock Veterans by Race

Lubbock Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lubbock Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.8%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Lubbock Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lubbock Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lubbock Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.79%

Born in Lubbock

93.48%

Native Born

6.52%

Foreign Born

4.04%

Non Citizen

2.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.48% of Lubbock residents were born in the United States, with 73.79% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029283,0472,7310.97%
2028280,3162,7310.98%
2027277,5852,7310.99%
2026274,8542,7311%
2025272,1232,7311.01%
2024269,3922,7311.02%
2023266,6612,7311.03%
2022263,9302,7311.05%
2021261,1993,2251.25%
2020257,974-1,370-0.53%
2019259,3442,4990.97%
2018256,8452,1910.86%
2017254,6543,0871.23%
2016251,5673,4861.41%
2015248,0813,6121.48%
2014244,4694,6691.95%
2013239,8003,3741.43%
2012236,4262,4611.05%
2011233,9652,8571.24%
2010231,10831,54415.81%
2000199,56413,3587.17%
1990186,20611,8456.79%
1980174,36125,26016.94%
1970149,10120,41015.86%
1960128,69156,94479.37%
195071,74739,894125.24%
194031,85311,33355.23%
193020,52016,469406.54%
19204,0512,151113.21%
19101,900
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Lubbock Population by Year