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Lubbock County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2016: 303,137 (89% urban, 11% rural); it was 242,628 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 39,668
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 21,930
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 54,763
Renter-occupied apartments: 44,183 (it was 37,753 in 2000)
% of renters here:

41%
State:

36%

Land area: 899 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 337 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lubbock County: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (31.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 53%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Lubbock County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (54.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (35.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.8%)
  • Asian alone (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
Median resident age:  30.6 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years
Males: 149,132  (49.2%)
Females: 154,005  (50.8%)
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Lubbock County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lubbock County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $49,136 ($32,198 in 1999)

This county:

$49,136
Texas:

$56,565

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $725 (lower quartile is $574, upper quartile is $937)
This county:

$725
State:

$809


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $134,900 (it was $65,700 in 2000)
Lubbock:

$134,900
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,700 - $218,000

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $176,615
Here:

$176,615
State:

$230,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $150,181
Here:

$150,181
State:

$227,239

In 2-unit structures: $175,021
Here:

$175,021
State:

$179,535

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $69,144
Here:

$69,144
State:

$145,057

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $197,698
Here:

$197,698
State:

$253,158

Mobile homes: $63,547
Here:

$63,547
State:

$80,655

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $12,337
Here:

$12,337
State:

$50,435
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,342
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $486

Institutionalized population: 3,432

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 14
  • Robberies: 9
  • Assaults: 79
  • Burglaries: 426
  • Thefts: 367
  • Auto thefts: 109

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 14
  • Robberies: 10
  • Assaults: 59
  • Burglaries: 294
  • Thefts: 476
  • Auto thefts: 84
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Health of residents in Lubbock County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is worse than average.
68.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
43.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
74.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
60.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 196 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 159 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 933 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 2008: 983 buildings, average cost: $170,400
  • 2009: 786 buildings, average cost: $193,600
  • 2010: 896 buildings, average cost: $189,200
  • 2011: 686 buildings, average cost: $193,700
  • 2012: 744 buildings, average cost: $230,200
  • 2013: 1002 buildings, average cost: $223,600
  • 2014: 967 buildings, average cost: $229,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,917 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,548 (1.4%)

Lubbock County household income distribution in 2009 Lubbock County home values distribution Lubbock County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 19.5%
Lubbock County:

19.5%
Texas:

15.6%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.1% for Black residents, 24.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for American Indian residents, 3.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.1% for other race residents, 26.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 30.6 years old
(Males: 29.7 years old, Females: 31.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35.2 years old, Black residents: 25.6 years old, American Indian residents: 30.1 years old, Asian residents: 31.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.0 years old, Other race residents: 37.3 years old)

Area name: Lubbock, TX MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lubbock County is $470 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $594 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $841 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lubbock, Slaton, Abernathy, Wolfforth, Idalou, Shallowater, Ransom Canyon, New Deal, Buffalo Springs, Reese Center.

Lubbock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lubbock County: Close Ranch (A), County Line (B), East Windmill (C), Gilliam Ranch (D), Masten Ranch (E), North Windmill (F), Pardnership Windmill (G), Schooler Ranch (H), South Lease Windmill (I), South Windmill (J), Star Route (K), Walker Windmill (L), Morton Country Club (M), Slaughter Pumping Station (N), Girls Town USA (O), Dean Ranch (P), Cochran County Feed Yard (Q), Whiteface Historical Museum (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Lubbock County: County Line Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Otero County, New Mexico , Cullman County, Alabama , Kershaw County, South Carolina , Cochran County , Tuscaloosa County, Alabama , Franklin County , Hale County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 30,844
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 17,479 (33.8% naturalized citizens)

Lubbock County:

5.8%
Whole state:

17.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 3,874
  • 2000 to 2009: 5,140
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,872
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,750
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,550
  • Before 1970: 1,563
Note: State values scaled to Lubbock County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 95.8%

Lubbock County marital status for males Lubbock County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 83,053
  • One, attached: 5,024
  • Two: 4,292
  • 3 or 4: 4,275
  • 5 to 9: 5,591
  • 10 to 19: 6,037
  • 20 to 49: 4,703
  • 50 or more: 6,554
  • Mobile homes: 5,114
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 209

Housing units in Lubbock County with a mortgage: 33,135 (439 second mortgage, 773 home equity loan, 128 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 29,447

Here:

53.2% with mortgage
State:

57.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lubbock County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant86,949241
Catholic36,23917
Mainline Protestant23,96043
Other11,25923
Black Protestant1,92414
Orthodox2082
None118,292-
Lubbock County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Lubbock County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
This county:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
Lubbock County:

3.25 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 148
This county:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lubbock County:

7.9%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Lubbock County:

26.0%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.3%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Lubbock County:

Average size of farms: 488 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $125,783
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $210.66
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.23%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 54.31%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $121,013
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 55.91%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 55.02%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $89,656
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.87%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.40
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.19%
Corn for grain: 448 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 6970 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 240871 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1091 harvested acres
Vegetables: 457 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 832 acres

Tornado activity:

Lubbock County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 5575141.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 24 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/17/1970, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lubbock County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 28% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 73.1 miles away from Lubbock County center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 244.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 112.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 284.2 miles away from the county center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 213.0 miles away from Lubbock County center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 172.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Severe Winter Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 2016 to January 21, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4255: February 09, 2016, FEMA Id: 4255, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4223: May 29, 2015, FEMA Id: 4223, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Hurricane Alex, Incident Period: June 30, 2010 to August 14, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1931: August 03, 2010, FEMA Id: 1931, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3294: September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: 3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 07, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3290: August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: 3290, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 01, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3142: September 01, 1999, FEMA Id: 3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lubbock County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Winds: 3, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (41%)
  • India (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • El Salvador (3%)
  • Vietnam (3%)
  • Colombia (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lubbock County (%):

  • American (10%)
  • German (7%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Lubbock County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 120,704 (81.2%)
  • Carpooled: 18,941 (12.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,180 (0.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 879 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 1,022 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 2,435 (1.6%)
  • Worked at home: 3,537 (2.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Lubbock County, Texas in 2000:

  • 4,843 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,174 people in nursing homes
  • 968 people in state prisons
  • 794 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 568 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 404 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 236 people in other group homes
  • 166 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 101 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 82 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 64 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 61 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 48 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 44 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 19 people in religious group quarters
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 8 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

People in group quarters in Lubbock County, Texas in 2010:

  • 6,460 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,304 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 919 people in state prisons
  • 738 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 535 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 266 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 236 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 147 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 137 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 126 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 60 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 57 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 30 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 22 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,619.

6.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,325 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.72%
Texas average:

7.14%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($157 average AGI)
Lubbock County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.08%

4.56% relocated from other counties in Texas ($21,828 average AGI)
2.13% relocated from other states ($11,340 average AGI)
Lubbock County:

2.13%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hockley County, TX  0.30% ($30,174 average AGI)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.26% ($30,576)
from Hale County, TX  0.25% ($32,197)
from Dallas County, TX  0.24% ($32,209)
from Harris County, TX  0.20% ($31,368)
from Randall County, TX  0.18% ($40,331)
from Midland County, TX  0.13% ($39,279)


6.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,520 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
Texas average:

6.69%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($239 average AGI)
Lubbock County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.10%

4.66% relocated to other counties in Texas ($23,881 average AGI)
1.97% relocated to other states ($11,401 average AGI)
Lubbock County:

1.97%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dallas County, TX  0.38% ($32,724 average AGI)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.31% ($34,007)
to Harris County, TX  0.23% ($37,061)
to Travis County, TX  0.23% ($31,134)
to Bexar County, TX  0.21% ($29,414)
to Hockley County, TX  0.20% ($31,363)
to Midland County, TX  0.19% ($40,709)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.9

Births per 1000 population in Lubbock County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Lubbock County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lubbock County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 22.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lubbock County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lubbock County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 33,128 (27,612 aged, 5,516 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 10,363 (15%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Lubbock County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,724)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,917)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,748)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,546)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,324)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,195)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,079)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (789)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (699)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (685)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.2
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 21,683
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 514
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38,602

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,595
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 777
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 119

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 67.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 31.2
  • Cut/Pierce - 13.6
  • Other - 22.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 114.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 60.8
  • Suffocation - 34.6
  • Poisoning - 15.3
  • Other - 3.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 303,137
  • In family households: 228,131 (36,210 male householders, 33,868 female householders)
    47,788 spouses, 80,774 children (73,588 natural, 3,091 adopted, 4,095 stepchildren), 9,868 grandchildren, 5,588 brothers or sisters, 2,722 parents, 5,145 other relatives, 6,168 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 62,380 (20,415 male householders (13,754 living alone)), 21,482 female householders (16,400 living alone)), 20,483 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 12,626

Size of family households: 29,441 2-persons, 17,066 3-persons, 11,226 4-persons, 6,396 5-persons, 2,937 6-persons, 3,012 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 30,154 1-person, 7,639 2-persons, 2,034 3-persons, 1,709 4-persons, 327 5-persons, 34 6-persons.

39,275 married couples with children.
21,733 single-parent households (2,939 men, 18,794 women).

76.8% of residents of Lubbock speak English at home.
20.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (84% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,268,803,000 ($5,055 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $80,151,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $493,826,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $351,192,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $30,055,000
Federal grants: $258,016,000
Federal procurement contracts: $46,504,000 ($31,931,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $89,209,000 ($12,859,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $356,723,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $200,903,000
Federal Government insurance: $230,565,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 20,627
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 10,291
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,582
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,739
Here -11 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lubbock County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 9.13 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 2,704
  • 2010 to 2013: 5,529
  • 2000 to 2009: 17,241
  • 1990 to 1999: 17,636
  • 1980 to 1989: 16,532
  • 1970 to 1979: 23,469
  • 1960 to 1969: 18,860
  • 1950 to 1959: 15,094
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,982
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,805
Note: State values scaled to Lubbock population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lubbock County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lubbock County population
  • 1 room: 49
  • 2 rooms: 87
  • 3 rooms: 782
  • 4 rooms: 5,110
  • 5 rooms: 17,887
  • 6 rooms: 14,171
  • 7 rooms: 10,781
  • 8 rooms: 6,713
  • 9+ rooms: 7,002
  • 1 room: 1,202
  • 2 rooms: 1,670
  • 3 rooms: 8,174
  • 4 rooms: 14,078
  • 5 rooms: 13,261
  • 6 rooms: 6,280
  • 7 rooms: 2,223
  • 8 rooms: 1,672
  • 9+ rooms: 833
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lubbock County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lubbock County population
  • no bedroom: 49
  • 1 bedroom: 757
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,127
  • 3 bedrooms: 37,531
  • 4 bedrooms: 14,543
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,575
  • no bedroom: 1,323
  • 1 bedroom: 9,699
  • 2 bedrooms: 17,955
  • 3 bedrooms: 16,753
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,098
  • 5+ bedrooms: 565
Cars and other vehicles available in Lubbock County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lubbock County population
  • no vehicle: 1,160
  • 1 vehicle: 16,638
  • 2 vehicles: 29,923
  • 3 vehicles: 10,694
  • 4 vehicles: 3,186
  • 5+ vehicles: 981
  • no vehicle: 4,197
  • 1 vehicle: 23,165
  • 2 vehicles: 15,568
  • 3 vehicles: 4,900
  • 4 vehicles: 1,223
  • 5+ vehicles: 340

75% of Lubbock County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Texas.

Lubbock County:

74.9%
State average:

84.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 221,999
  • Other state: 61,252
  • Northeast: 5,203
  • Midwest: 12,651
  • South: 19,221
  • West: 24,177

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lubbock County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (69.6%)
  • Electricity (27.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Electricity (58.9%)
  • Utility gas (37.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Wood (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,757
Here:

8.7%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,114
Here:

7.8%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,534
Here:

6.1%
Texas:

15.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Lubbock County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Hospitals: $14,391,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $255,082,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,340,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,615,000
    Police Protection: $9,723,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,183,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,065,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,677,000
    Regular Highways: $2,620,000
    Financial Administration: $2,084,000
    General - Other: $1,249,000
    Local Fire Protection: $418,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $372,000
    Parks and Recreation: $300,000
    Health - Other: $186,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $176,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,182,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $109,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $12,857,000
    Central Staff Services: $260,000
    Police Protection: $149,000
    Health - Other: $14,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $131,228,000

Lubbock County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $231,986,000
    All Other: $8,745,000
    Parking Facilities: $92,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,406,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,313,000
    Rents: $359,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $141,000
    Sale of Property: $24,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $38,706,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,617,000
    Highways: $413,000
  • Tax - Property: $38,299,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,110,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,502,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $52,000
    Other License: $36,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000

Lubbock County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $113,492,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $79,381,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,111,000

Lubbock County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,634,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $219,991,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $519,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,295
  • Number of aged recipients: 646
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,649
  • Number of recipients under 18: 987
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,170
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,138
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,042
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,192
Lubbock County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lubbock County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 60 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,007$119,0401,871$124,5962,720$145,567299$43,92316$1,566,813819$79,38045$53,689
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED34$118,02950$148,080210$123,33836$26,5560$015$78,60020$56,550
APPLICATIONS DENIED179$96,855180$103,900886$109,178378$26,8991$23,664,00092$78,59863$46,540
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN107$114,869131$139,901655$130,72562$53,4030$073$75,4669$70,333
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$121,77819$116,579101$108,23820$33,4000$011$66,9096$50,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 51 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED195$163,933108$180,4449$79,444
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED32$150,84416$194,8752$96,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED28$150,85717$199,5298$91,250
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$217,0006$198,0001$104,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS18$130,2223$77,3333$66,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Lubbock County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,07373.1 years
Mary1,02278.2 years
William90575.0 years
John89473.8 years
Robert63871.9 years
Charles47171.6 years
George39475.3 years
Willie36376.2 years
Joe35468.8 years
Thomas33473.0 years
Most common last names in Lubbock County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith58475.5 years
Jones43375.9 years
Johnson41174.0 years
Williams38273.3 years
Davis36576.2 years
Brown29475.4 years
Wilson23175.9 years
Miller22675.8 years
Taylor22274.8 years
Garcia20867.2 years
Businesses in Lubbock County, TX
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven21Jones New York3
ALDO1Journeys1
AT&T10Justice2
Abercrombie & Fitch1KFC8
Abercrombie Kids1Kmart1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Kohl's1
Ace Hardware2La Quinta3
Advance Auto Parts2La-Z-Boy1
Aeropostale1Lane Bryant1
Alco Stores1Lane Furniture4
American Eagle Outfitters2LensCrafters1
Ann Taylor1Little Caesars Pizza5
Applebee's2Long John Silver's4
Arby's4Lowe's1
Ashley Furniture1Marriott4
AutoZone7MasterBrand Cabinets10
Avenue1Mazda1
BMW1McDonald's14
Banana Republic1Men's Wearhouse1
Barnes & Noble1Motel 61
Baskin-Robbins2Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works2New Balance1
Baymont Inn1New York & Co1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike9
Best Western2Nissan1
Budget Car Rental2Office Depot2
Burger King8OfficeMax1
CVS8Old Navy1
Cache1Olive Garden1
Casual Male XL1On The Border1
Catherines1Outback1
Chevrolet3Outback Steakhouse1
Chick-Fil-A3Pac Sun1
Chico's1Papa John's Pizza2
Chipotle1Payless3
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske2
Church's Chicken3PetSmart2
Cold Stone Creamery1Pier 1 Imports1
Coldwater Creek1Pizza Hut8
ColorTyme1Popeyes3
Comfort Inn1Quality2
Comfort Suites1Quiznos3
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack5
Curves2Red Lobster1
Dairy Queen6Red Roof Inn1
Days Inn3Rodeway Inn1
Dennys2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Discount Tire4SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza3SONIC Drive-In15
Eddie Bauer1Sam's Club1
Express1Sears4
Extended Stay America1Sephora1
Fashion Bug1Shoe Carnival1
FedEx39Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel6
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Staples1
Foot Locker1Starbucks6
Forever 211Subaru1
GNC2Subway18
GameStop5Super 82
Gap1T-Mobile14
Goodwill1T.J.Maxx1
Gymboree1Taco Bell7
H&R Block8Talbots1
Havertys Furniture1Target2
Hawthorn1The Room Place1
Hilton3Toyota1
Hobby Lobby1Toys"R"Us1
Holiday Inn6U-Haul12
Hollister Co.1UPS44
Home Depot2Vans3
Honda1Verizon Wireless2
Hot Topic1Victoria's Secret1
Howard Johnson1Volkswagen1
IHOP2Walgreens8
JCPenney1Walmart4
Jack In The Box1Wendy's3
JoS. A. Bank1

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