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 (15.48%), sales jobs (11.98%), and teaching (8.39%).
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.
One of the benefits of Lubbock is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.10 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
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: 29.49% of adults in Lubbock have a college degree.
The per capita income in Lubbock in 2010 was $24,168, 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 $96,672 for a family of four. However, Lubbock contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lubbock is a very 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 33.25% 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.