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.



Total Population13,823
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens13.6%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population31


% of people married49.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.3%
Median Earnings25+$33,951
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,128
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,528


Median Family Income$57,778
% Above Poverty Level84.6%
% Below Poverty Level15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation%


People Living Alone24.4%
Median Gross Rent$649
Median House Value$85,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)54.9%
French Except Basque1.5%
West Indian0.5%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
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Levelland Almanac

Nearest Medium City 30 miles W of Lubbock, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City265 miles E of Albuquerque, New Mexico
County Hockley County
Standard Zip Codes79336
P.O. Box Zip Codes79338
Phone Area Codes806
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Levelland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 53 F
Apr Temp42 to 76 F
Jul Temp65 to 93 F
Oct Temp45 to 76 F
Annual Precip19.5 inches
Distance24 miles
Jan Temp23 to 53 F
Apr Temp41 to 74 F
Jul Temp64 to 92 F
Oct Temp44 to 75 F
Annual Precip18.6 inches
Distance24.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 53 F
Apr Temp41 to 74 F
Jul Temp64 to 91 F
Oct Temp44 to 74 F
Annual Precip18.3 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

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Levelland Public Libraries

Hockley County Memorial Library
811 AUSTIN ST LEVELLAND, TX 79336 (33.58631, -102.376837)
Levelland, Texas
(806) 894-6750

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Levelland Hospitals

Covenant Hospital Levelland
1900 College Avenue
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Levelland Public Schools

Levelland H S
1400 Hickory
(806) 894-8515
Total Enrollment 725
Levelland Middle
1402 East Ellis
(806) 894-6355
Total Enrollment 639
Levelland Int
1100 Ave D
(806) 894-3060
Total Enrollment 419
South El
1500 Ave C
(806) 894-6255
Total Enrollment 317
Levelland Academic Beginnings Center
1412 East Ellis
(806) 894-6959
Total Enrollment 506
Capitol El
401 Ellis St
Total Enrollment 345
Cactus Academic Center
500 Cactus Dr
(806) 894-3323
Total Enrollment 88

Levelland Private Schools

Levelland Christian School
1905 Cactus Dr
Total Enrollment 30

Levelland Colleges

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