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Lubbock County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2019: 310,569 (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: 345 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lubbock County: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Lubbock County, TX (2019)
    • 162,76067.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 112,70646.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 20,2778.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,6242.7%Asian alone
    • 6,4862.7%Two or more races
    • 8410.3%Some other race alone
    • 7990.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 760.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

31.0 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years
Males: 152,498  (49.1%)
Females: 158,071  (50.9%)
Average household size:
Lubbock County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $55,003 ($32,198 in 1999)
This county:

$55,003
Texas:

$64,034

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $777 (lower quartile is $613, upper quartile is $980)
This county:

$777
State:

$929


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $153,500 (it was $65,700 in 2000)
Lubbock:

$153,500
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $100,000 - $237,700

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $199,057
Here:

$199,057
State:

$268,991

Townhouses or other attached units: $188,989
Here:

$188,989
State:

$268,635

In 2-unit structures: $226,859
Here:

$226,859
State:

$309,107

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $174,350
Here:

$174,350
State:

$205,835

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $184,337
Here:

$184,337
State:

$312,503

Mobile homes: $61,636
Here:

$61,636
State:

$94,014

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $32,328
Here:

$32,328
State:

$52,538

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,467
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $541

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 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
64.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
41.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
40.6% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 193 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 158 pounds. This is about average.

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:

  • 1997: 662 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 1998: 738 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 1999: 837 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2000: 804 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 2001: 983 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 2002: 1347 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 2003: 1364 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2004: 1392 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2005: 1291 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2006: 1229 buildings, average cost: $164,600
  • 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
  • 2015: 952 buildings, average cost: $256,100
  • 2016: 1269 buildings, average cost: $230,200
  • 2017: 1612 buildings, average cost: $219,200
  • 2018: 1400 buildings, average cost: $226,700
  • 2019: 1507 buildings, average cost: $226,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Lubbock, TX residents
Average permit cost in Lubbock, TX
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,132 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,957 (1.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Lubbock, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lubbock, TX in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lubbock, TX in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.5%
Lubbock County:

18.5%
Texas:

13.6%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.3% for Black residents, 23.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.3% for American Indian residents, 15.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.1% for other race residents, 26.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 31.0 years old
(Males: 30.0 years old, Females: 32.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36.1 years old, Black residents: 29.7 years old, American Indian residents: 33.0 years old, Asian residents: 30.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.3 years old, Other race residents: 35.2 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

2018 air pollution in Lubbock County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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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 November 2020:
Here:

6.2%
Texas:

8.0%

Unemployment by year in Lubbock, TX
County total employment by year in Lubbock, TX
County average yearly wages by year in Lubbock, TX

Current college students: 30,844
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 32.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 19,233 (32.0% naturalized citizens)

Lubbock County:

6.2%
Whole state:

17.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 6,9612010 or later
  • 4,2502000 to 2009
  • 3,2111990 to 1999
  • 1,7501980 to 1989
  • 1,5501970 to 1979
  • 1,563Before 1970

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: 87,204
  • One, attached: 4,219
  • Two: 3,962
  • 3 or 4: 5,679
  • 5 to 9: 4,444
  • 10 to 19: 8,553
  • 20 to 49: 4,210
  • 50 or more: 6,042
  • Mobile homes: 6,299
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 166

Housing units in Lubbock County with a mortgage: 35,843 (188 second mortgage, 877 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 30,485

Here:

53.8% with mortgage
State:

56.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lubbock County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 436% greater 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 3/26/2020 at 15:16:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 5.9 mi) earthquake occurred 180.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 319.9 miles away from Lubbock County center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 341.7 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4485, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lubbock County (14) is near the US average (15).
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Lubbock

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 124,435 (78.9%)
  • Carpooled: 18,483 (11.7%)
  • Bus: 1,048 (0.7%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 77 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 2,052 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 761 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 5,037 (3.2%)
  • Worked at home: 5,798 (3.7%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (37%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • India (4%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • Vietnam (3%)
  • Cameroon (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lubbock County


  • American (10%)
  • German (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 intellectually disabled
  • 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 $65,220.

6.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Texas average:

7.43%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($166 average AGI)
Lubbock County:

0.02%
Texas average:

0.08%

4.21% relocated from other counties in Texas ($30,046 average AGI)
2.02% relocated from other states ($16,306 average AGI)
Lubbock County:

2.02%
Texas average:

2.52%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hockley County, TX  0.24% ($40,526 average AGI)
from Hale County, TX  0.24% ($41,024)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.23% ($45,908)
from Midland County, TX  0.22% ($61,460)
from Dallas County, TX  0.20% ($47,271)
from Harris County, TX  0.16% ($53,988)
from Travis County, TX  0.15% ($43,325)


6.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,561 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Texas average:

7.26%


0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($76 average AGI)
Lubbock County:

0.02%
Texas average:

0.08%

4.38% relocated to other counties in Texas ($32,811 average AGI)
1.95% relocated to other states ($15,674 average AGI)
Lubbock County:

1.95%
Texas average:

2.32%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dallas County, TX  0.33% ($42,694 average AGI)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.33% ($52,813)
to Travis County, TX  0.23% ($71,008)
to Harris County, TX  0.21% ($40,721)
to Bexar County, TX  0.19% ($42,335)
to Hockley County, TX  0.19% ($39,889)
to Hale County, TX  0.17% ($39,189)

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 2019: 14.3

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 2019: 8.2

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 from 2007 to 2018: 2.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Lubbock County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 15.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lubbock County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Lubbock County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lubbock County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lubbock County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lubbock County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Lubbock County, Texas in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3,581)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2,616)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,210)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,965)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,797)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,625)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,380)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (1,269)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (965)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (946)

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: 310,569
  • Male householders: 55,670 (16,989 living alone), Female householders: 61,824 (18,669 living alone)
  • 50,898 spouses (50,433 opposite-sex spouses), 8,635 unmarried partners, (8,316 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 79,351 children (69,944 natural, 4,143 adopted, 5,264 stepchildren), 12,074 grandchildren, 4,502 brothers or sisters, 2,528 parents, 585 foster children, 5,714 other relatives, 16,352 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 12,436

Size of family households: 30,061 2-persons, 13,824 3-persons, 11,157 4-persons, 10,243 5-persons, 3,074 6-persons, 2,323 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 35,658 1-person, 7,810 2-persons, 2,548 3-persons, 796 4-persons.

42,099 married couples with children.
17,975 single-parent households (2,413 men, 15,562 women).

78.2% of residents of Lubbock speak English at home.
18.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (70% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

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:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built in Lubbock County, Texas
  • Year house built in Lubbock County, Texas
  • 10,6442014 or later
  • 5,7152010 to 2013
  • 17,6262000 to 2009
  • 14,9571990 to 1999
  • 16,7601980 to 1989
  • 23,8651970 to 1979
  • 17,7601960 to 1969
  • 15,1001950 to 1959
  • 3,7791940 to 1949
  • 4,5721939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lubbock County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lubbock County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lubbock County, Texas
  • 2951 room
  • 3552 rooms
  • 8703 rooms
  • 4,5534 rooms
  • 19,1995 rooms
  • 15,4456 rooms
  • 12,1837 rooms
  • 7,3368 rooms
  • 6,0929+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lubbock County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lubbock County, Texas
  • 1,4951 room
  • 3,8072 rooms
  • 7,4163 rooms
  • 13,2054 rooms
  • 12,2205 rooms
  • 9,1036 rooms
  • 2,5547 rooms
  • 8098 rooms
  • 5579+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lubbock County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lubbock County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lubbock County, Texas
  • 332no bedroom
  • 5891 bedroom
  • 8,1102 bedrooms
  • 40,9503 bedrooms
  • 14,5404 bedrooms
  • 1,8075+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lubbock County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lubbock County, Texas
  • 2,115no bedroom
  • 10,8171 bedroom
  • 17,2162 bedrooms
  • 15,8783 bedrooms
  • 4,9804 bedrooms
  • 1605+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lubbock County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lubbock County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lubbock County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,522no vehicle
  • 16,5521 vehicle
  • 32,4902 vehicles
  • 10,5293 vehicles
  • 3,8364 vehicles
  • 1,3995+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lubbock County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lubbock County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 5,025no vehicle
  • 23,3651 vehicle
  • 15,5522 vehicles
  • 5,7693 vehicles
  • 1,3954 vehicles
  • 605+ vehicles

74.7% of Lubbock County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Texas.

Lubbock County:

74.7%
State average:

84.4%

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

  • This state: 226,623
  • Other state: 60,446
  • Northeast: 3,946
  • Midwest: 11,174
  • South: 17,790
  • West: 27,536
Year householders moved into unit in Lubbock County, TX
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lubbock County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 63.0%Utility gas
  • 34.0%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 63.0%Electricity
  • 34.5%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,073
Here:

9.2%
Texas:

7.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,330
Here:

8.2%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,503
Here:

4.9%
Texas:

14.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Lubbock County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $496,168,000
    Parking Facilities: $75,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $37,048,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $539,594,000
    Police Protection: $46,696,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $27,332,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,756,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,286,000
    General Public Buildings: $8,197,000
    Regular Highways: $8,116,000
    Financial Administration: $4,376,000
    Local Fire Protection: $851,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $547,000
    Parks and Recreation: $446,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $283,000
    Health - Other: $270,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,230,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $230,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,447,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $82,438,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,009,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $29,390,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,086,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,083,000
    Sale of Property: $527,000
    Rents: $169,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $22,723,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,873,000
    Regular Highways: $1,526,000
    Police Protection: $794,000
    Health - Other: $32,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $371,762,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $994,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $77,449,000
    General Local Government Support: $11,184,000
    Highways: $412,000
  • Tax - Property: $86,078,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $23,534,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $106,000
    Other License: $64,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $267,917,000

Lubbock County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $496,168,000
    Parking Facilities: $75,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $37,048,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $539,594,000
    Police Protection: $46,696,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $27,332,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,756,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,286,000
    General Public Buildings: $8,197,000
    Regular Highways: $8,116,000
    Financial Administration: $4,376,000
    Local Fire Protection: $851,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $547,000
    Parks and Recreation: $446,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $283,000
    Health - Other: $270,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,230,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $230,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,447,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $82,438,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,009,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $29,390,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,086,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,083,000
    Sale of Property: $527,000
    Rents: $169,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $22,723,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,873,000
    Regular Highways: $1,526,000
    Police Protection: $794,000
    Health - Other: $32,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $371,762,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $994,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $77,449,000
    General Local Government Support: $11,184,000
    Highways: $412,000
  • Tax - Property: $86,078,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $23,534,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $106,000
    Other License: $64,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $267,917,000

Lubbock County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $496,168,000
    Parking Facilities: $75,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $37,048,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $539,594,000
    Police Protection: $46,696,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $27,332,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,756,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,286,000
    General Public Buildings: $8,197,000
    Regular Highways: $8,116,000
    Financial Administration: $4,376,000
    Local Fire Protection: $851,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $547,000
    Parks and Recreation: $446,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $283,000
    Health - Other: $270,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,230,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $230,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,447,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $82,438,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,009,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $29,390,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,086,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,083,000
    Sale of Property: $527,000
    Rents: $169,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $22,723,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,873,000
    Regular Highways: $1,526,000
    Police Protection: $794,000
    Health - Other: $32,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $371,762,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $994,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $77,449,000
    General Local Government Support: $11,184,000
    Highways: $412,000
  • Tax - Property: $86,078,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $23,534,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $106,000
    Other License: $64,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $267,917,000

Lubbock County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $496,168,000
    Parking Facilities: $75,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $37,048,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $539,594,000
    Police Protection: $46,696,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $27,332,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,756,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,286,000
    General Public Buildings: $8,197,000
    Regular Highways: $8,116,000
    Financial Administration: $4,376,000
    Local Fire Protection: $851,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $547,000
    Parks and Recreation: $446,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $283,000
    Health - Other: $270,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,230,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $230,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,447,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $82,438,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,009,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $29,390,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,086,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,083,000
    Sale of Property: $527,000
    Rents: $169,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $22,723,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,873,000
    Regular Highways: $1,526,000
    Police Protection: $794,000
    Health - Other: $32,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $371,762,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $994,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $77,449,000
    General Local Government Support: $11,184,000
    Highways: $412,000
  • Tax - Property: $86,078,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $23,534,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $106,000
    Other License: $64,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $267,917,000

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
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 in Lubbock, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lubbock, TX - 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

Lubbock County on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"