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Overview

Introduction to Levelland, Texas

Levelland, Texas, in Hockley county, is 30 miles W of Lubbock, Texas (center to center) and 265 miles E of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Levelland History

Levelland is the main city of the Levelland Micropolitan Statistical Area. It was so named due to its flat terrain. The area was first settled in the 1800s. In November 1957, the city was the site of a series of UFO sightings. A number of motorists driving around Levelland claimed they saw a large egg-shaped object emitting a blue glow which shut off their automobiles. However, the United States Air Force explained that it was a severe electrical storm that caused the sightings and was also the result of the auto failure.

Levelland and nearby Attractions

  • Levelland City Park
  • Texas Water Rampage
  • Dugan House Museum
  • Joyland Amusement Park
  • Mackenzie Park

Things To Do In Levelland

There are numerous parks and open spaces in Levelland including Kauffman Park, Northside City Park, Levelland City Park, Country Club Park, Sherman Park, and Lobo Lake Park. Levelland City Park also offers an 18-hole disc golf course. You can visit the various houses of worship in the city such as the Christ United Methodist Church, Cactus Drive Church of Christ, Assembly of God Church Parkview, and Saint Michaels Catholic Church. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed on the Lobo Lake.

Levelland Transportation

International flights can be availed from Lubbock International Airport.

Levelland Higher Education

South Plains College is the local college. There are several other higher educational institutes nearby including Texas Tech University, Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus, Amarillo College, and West Texas A & M University.

People

Total Population 13,823
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 13.6%
Employed Population 16+ 6,015
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 49.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.3%
Median Earnings25+ $33,951
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,128
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,528

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,778
% Above Poverty Level 84.6%
% Below Poverty Level 15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 24.4%
Median Gross Rent $649
Median House Value $85,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 54.9%
US/American 0%
English 6.6%
Irish 6.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Levelland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles W of Lubbock, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 265 miles E of Albuquerque, New Mexico
County Hockley
Standard Zip Codes 79336
P.O. Box Zip Codes 79338
Phone Area Codes 806
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.587
Longitude -102.377

Levelland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LEVELLAND
Distance 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 53 F
Apr Temp 42 to 76 F
Jul Temp 65 to 93 F
Oct Temp 45 to 76 F
Annual Precip 19.5 inches
Station LITTLEFIELD 2 NW
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 53 F
Apr Temp 41 to 74 F
Jul Temp 64 to 92 F
Oct Temp 44 to 75 F
Annual Precip 18.6 inches
Station MORTON
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 53 F
Apr Temp 41 to 74 F
Jul Temp 64 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 74 F
Annual Precip 18.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Levelland, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Pettit (79336)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Anton 1,236 $48,625

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Levelland Public Libraries

Library
Hockley County Memorial Library
811 AUSTIN ST
Levelland, Texas
(806) 894-6750

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Levelland Hospitals

COVENANT HOSPITAL LEVELLAND
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1900 COLLEGE AVE
(806) 894-4963
Emergency Service: Yes

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Levelland High Schools

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LEVELLAND H S
704 11TH ST
806-894-8515
A Title I School.
Serves 878 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

LEVELLAND MIDDLE
704 11TH ST
806-894-3060
A Title I School.
Serves 452 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

LEVELLAND J H
704 11TH ST
806-894-7086
A Title I School.
Serves 440 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.8

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