Lubbock is a relatively large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 255,885 people and 60 constituent neighborhoods, Lubbock is the 11th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities, Lubbock isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lubbock are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lubbock is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lubbock who work in office and administrative support (12.28%), sales jobs (11.36%), and management occupations (8.47%).
Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Lubbock really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Lubbock is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Lubbock more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Lubbock’s character and quality of life.
Not only is Lubbock a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Lubbock is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Lubbock a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Lubbock is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Lubbock spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.56 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of Lubbock citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.28% of adults in Lubbock have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lubbock in 2010 was $26,594, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,376 for a family of four. However, Lubbock contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lubbock is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lubbock home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lubbock residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lubbock also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 35.21% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lubbock include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Lubbock is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.