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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,872
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+6,077
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married50.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.4%
Median Earnings25+$33,728
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,541
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,067

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,380
% Above Poverty Level83.4%
% Below Poverty Level16.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.6%
Median Gross Rent$650
Median House Value$83,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)54%
Irish6.8%
German6.7%
English6.1%
African1.3%
Italian0.9%
French Except Basque0.9%
Dutch0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Welsh0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Greek0.3%
Czech0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Levelland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hockley County
Standard Zip Codes79336
P.O. Box Zip Codes79338
Phone Area Codes806
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.57
Approximate Longitude-102.36

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)

StationLEVELLAND
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
StationLITTLEFIELD 2 NW
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
StationMORTON
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Anton1,224$37,000
Meadow641$50,556
Ropesville372$54,750
Smyer554$58,000
Sundown1,268$72,813

Levelland Public Libraries

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

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Levelland Hospitals

Covenant Hospital Levelland
(Non-profit)
1900 College Avenue

Levelland Public Schools

Cactus Academic Center
500 Cactus Dr
ZIP: 79336
(806) 894-3323
Other
Total Enrollment 43
Capitol El
401 Ellis St
ZIP: 79336
(806) 894-4715
Primary
Total Enrollment 355
Levelland Academic Beginnings Center
1412 E Ellis
ZIP: 79336
(806) 894-6959
Primary
Total Enrollment 534
Levelland H S
1400 Hickory
ZIP: 79336
(806) 894-8515
High
Total Enrollment 802
Levelland Int
1100 Ave D
ZIP: 79336
(806) 894-3060
Middle
Total Enrollment 429
Levelland Middle
1402 E Ellis
ZIP: 79336
(806) 894-6355
Middle
Total Enrollment 640
South El
1500 Ave C
ZIP: 79336
(806) 894-6255
Primary
Total Enrollment 353

Levelland Private Schools

Levelland Christian School
1905 Cactus Dr
ZIP: 79336
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
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