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 (12.28%), sales jobs (11.36%), and management occupations (8.47%).
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 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.
One of the benefits of Lubbock is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.56 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.
The overall education level of Lubbock citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.28% of adults in Lubbock have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Lubbock in 2018 was $26,594, 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 $106,376 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 35.21% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lubbock include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Lubbock is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.