Lubbock is a relatively large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 258,862 people and 60 constituent neighborhoods, Lubbock is the 11th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lubbock is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (11.77%), sales jobs (10.77%), and teaching (8.99%).
Also of interest is that Lubbock has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Lubbock is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Lubbock has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Lubbock enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Lubbock.
This makes Lubbock a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Lubbock presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.78 minutes getting to work every day.
The overall education level of Lubbock citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.52% of adults in Lubbock have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Lubbock in 2018 was $27,496, 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 $109,984 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 36.15% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lubbock include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Lubbock is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.