Introduction to Littlefield, Texas

Littlefield, Texas, in Lamb county, is 35 miles NW of Lubbock, Texas (center to center) and 259 miles E of Albuquerque, New Mexico. About 6,507 people live in Littlefield.

Littlefield History

Littlefield was named after rancher George W. Littlefield, who divided his ranch to form a land company after surveys indicated that a railroad line from Santa Fe to Texico would pass through his land. The town became a station for the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway in 1913. It was incorporated in 1924 and quickly developed as cottonseed oil mills, grain elevators, and irrigated farms were built. In 1935, Littlefield received its own hospital and clinic.

Littlefield and Nearby Attractions

  • The Duggan House Museum
  • Waylon Jennings RV Park
  • Hillcrest Zoo
  • Bull Lake

Things To Do In Littlefield

The Duggan House Museum exhibits artifacts related to local history and society. Waylon Jennings RV Park and Oasis State Park have areas for camping, fishing, and picnicking. Other interesting neighborhood destinations include the Hillcrest Zoo and the Bull Lake.

Littlefield Transportation

The nearest major airport is the Lubbock International.

Littlefield Higher Education

Colleges near Littlefield include Lubbock Christian University, South Plains College, Texas Tech, and Wayland Baptist University.


Total Population 6,325
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 2,456
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 48%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.6%
Median Earnings25+ $24,099
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $10,475
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,474


Median Family Income $44,352
% Above Poverty Level 73%
% Below Poverty Level 27%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.9%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 28.8%
Median Gross Rent $646
Median House Value $57,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 59.1%
US/American 0%
English 3.8%
Irish 5.9%

Littlefield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles NW of Lubbock, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 259 miles E of Albuquerque, New Mexico
County Lamb
Standard Zip Codes 79339
Phone Area Codes 806
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.917
Longitude -102.324

Littlefield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.8 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 OLTON
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 51 F
Apr Temp 41 to 72 F
Jul Temp 63 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 73 F
Annual Precip 17.9 inches
Station MORTON
Distance 29 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Amherst 949 $47,656
Anton 1,280 $49,583
Earth 827 $50,833

Littlefield Public Libraries

Lamb County Library
Littlefield, Texas
(806) 385-5223
Library Web Site

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Littlefield Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(806) 385-6411
Emergency Service: Yes

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Littlefield High Schools

A Title I School.
Serves 443 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

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