Lubbock is a relatively large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 249,042 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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lubbock who work in office and administrative support (14.56%), sales jobs (11.99%), and teaching (8.21%).
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.
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 17.40 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 somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.74% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lubbock in 2010 was $24,010, 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 $96,040 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 34.29% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lubbock include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Lubbock is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.