Lubbock is a large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 257,141 people and 94 constituent neighborhoods, Lubbock is the tenth 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 (12.03%), sales jobs (10.52%), and teaching (9.93%).
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.
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 17.34 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
In terms of college education, Lubbock is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.74% of adults in Lubbock have a college degree.
The per capita income in Lubbock in 2018 was $28,662, 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 $114,648 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 36.17% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lubbock include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Lubbock is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.