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.
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 17.78 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: 31.52% of adults in Lubbock have a college degree.
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.