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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,178
Male Share of the Population50.9%
Female Share of the Population49.1%
Senior Citizens15.6%
Employed Population 16+2,586
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married53.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17%
Median Earnings25+$28,658
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,318
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,065

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,692
% Above Poverty Level79.6%
% Below Poverty Level20.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.8%
Median Gross Rent$666
Median House Value$65,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)65%
Irish6.9%
German5.1%
English3%
African3%
Italian2%
Scottish1.2%
Czech0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
Russian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Littlefield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lamb County
Standard Zip Codes79339
Phone Area Codes806
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.91
Approximate Longitude-102.33

Littlefield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLITTLEFIELD 2 NW
Distance1.8 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
StationOLTON
Distance21.4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 51 F
Apr Temp41 to 72 F
Jul Temp63 to 90 F
Oct Temp43 to 73 F
Annual Precip17.9 inches
StationMORTON
Distance29 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
Amherst788$51,438
Anton1,224$37,000
Earth1,064$58,229

Littlefield Public Libraries

Lamb County Library
110 E 6TH ST
Littlefield, Texas
(806) 385-5223

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Littlefield Hospitals

Lamb Healthcare Center
(Government - Local)
1500 South Sunset Avenue

Littlefield Public Schools

Littlefield Pri
815 W 2nd St
ZIP: 79339
(806) 385-4551
Primary
Total Enrollment 451
Littlefield J H
105 Lk Ave
ZIP: 79339
(806) 385-3922
Middle
Total Enrollment 307
Littlefield El
120 N Westside
ZIP: 79339
(806) 385-6217
Primary
Total Enrollment 321
Littlefield H S
1100 Waylon Jennings Blvd
ZIP: 79339
(806) 385-5683
High
Total Enrollment 376
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