Lubbock, TX
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Living in Lubbock


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%).

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.

This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Lubbock is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

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 17.34 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Lubbock citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.74% of adults in Lubbock have at least a bachelor's 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.