Lubbock, Texas Population 2022

262,655
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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 262,655, it is the 11th largest city in Texas and the 87th largest city in the United States. Lubbock is currently growing at a rate of 1.06% annually and its population has increased by 2.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 257,141 in 2020. Spanning over 136 miles, Lubbock has a population density of 1,950 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lubbock is $71,273 with a poverty rate of 19.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. 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 Lubbockwas:

  • White: 76.30%
  • Black or African American: 7.97%
  • Two or more races: 6.30%
  • Other race: 5.78%
  • Asian: 2.65%
  • Native American: 0.86%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
The current population of Lubbock, Texas is 262,655 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 257,141.

Lubbock, Texas Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Lubbock Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Lubbock Population by Race

Lubbock Population Pyramid 2022

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Lubbock Median Age

29.9


Total

28.7


Male

31.3


Female

Lubbock Adults

There are 198,308 adults, (31,496 of whom are seniors) in Lubbock.

Lubbock Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

18.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Lubbock Sex Ratio

Female

130,452

50.76%

Male

126,561

49.24%

Lubbock Population by Age

Lubbock Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lubbock Household Types

51.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lubbock Households and Families

3.17

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Lubbock Households by Type

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Lubbock Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lubbock Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.50%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75.48%.

Lubbock Educational Attainment by Race

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$37,007

Average Earnings

$44,283

Average Male

$30,795

Average Female

Lubbock Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lubbock Language by Age

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Lubbock Language

78.65% of Lubbock residents speak only English, while 21.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.62% of the population.

Lubbock Language

Lubbock Poverty by Race

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19.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.93%

Male Poverty Rate

20.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lubbock

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lubbock is Islander, with 32.34% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.14%.

Lubbock Poverty

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Lubbock Poverty Rate by Education

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Lubbock Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lubbock Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Lubbock Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.8%

Male Marriage Rate

39.5%

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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11,352

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Lubbock Veterans by War

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Lubbock Veterans by Age

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Lubbock Veterans by Race

Lubbock Veterans by Education

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9.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lubbock Veterans by Education

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64.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

4.2%

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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72.86%

Born in Lubbock

92.99%

Native Born

7.01%

Foreign Born

4.53%

Non Citizen

2.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.99% of Lubbock residents were born in the United States, with 72.86% having been born in Texas. 4.53% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Lubbock Population by Year