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Overview

Introduction to Lubbock, Texas

Lubbock, Texas is one of the state's largest cities and is famous for being the birthplace of Rock and Roll legend Buddy Holly. The city, county seat of Lubbock County, is located at the convergence of U.S. routes 62 and 84 in northwest Texas, about 60 miles east of the New Mexico border and 120 miles south of the city of Amarillo. Other major thoroughfares servicing Lubbock include Interstate I-27, U.S. Route 87, and Texas State Highway 114. Lubbock is home to Texas Tech University.

Founded in 1876, Lubbock was named after Thomas S. Lubbock, a former Texas Ranger and Confederate officer. The city became incorporated in 1909, shortly before the establishment of rail service which would help make Lubbock the agricultural marketing center of the region, earning it the name "Hub of the Plains." The city's growth continued throughout the 20th century, aided by the establishment in 1925 of Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University) and the opening of two military training bases during World War II. Today Lubbock continues to grow, relying on the area's vast agricultural resources in addition to a variety of manufacturing facilities.

Lubbock Attractions

The National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration is an annual September event which celebrates the prototypical Old West cowboy and features cowboy poetry, art, music, and presentations on cowboy culture and the history of the American West. Also included as part of the festivities are a chuckwagon cookoff and horse parade. On July 4, Lubbock hosts the "4th on Broadway" event, an Independence Day festival featuring a morning parade, a street fair along Broadway Avenue with food stalls and live bands, and an evening concert/fireworks program. Lubbock is also home to several places of interest, including the following:

  • The National Ranching Heritage Center: A museum of ranching history which includes a number of authentic early Texas ranch buildings as well as a railroad depot
  • The Buddy Holly Center: A museum celebrating the life and music of the legendary Rock & Roll pioneer
  • The Silent Wings Museum: Features photographs and artifacts from World War II era glider pilots
  • The Science Spectrum: An interactive museum and IMAX Dome theatre targeted largely for the young
  • Mackenzie Park: Home to Joyland Amusement Park, Prairie Dog town, and golf courses for both disc-golf and conventional golf
  • American Wind Power Center: Chronicles the entire history of the windmill from the 1800’s to present day
  • American Museum of Agriculture
  • Lubbock Area Veterans War Memorial
  • The Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts
  • Cactus Theater
  • Lubbock Community Theatre

Texas Tech University's athletic teams, known as the Red Raiders, belong to the Big 12 Conference and compete in the NCAA's Division I-A. The Lady Raiders were winners of the 1993 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship. For professional sports, Lubbock is home to the Lubbock Renegades of the af2 Arena Football league and also to the Cotton Kings, a hockey team in the Southwest Division of the Central Hockey League (CHL).

Demographics

People

Total Population244,507
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens11.5%
Employed Population 16+116,659
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married40.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.7%
Median Earnings25+$31,915
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,075
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,450

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,153
% Above Poverty Level79.1%
% Below Poverty Level20.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone29.8%
Median Gross Rent$854
Median House Value$118,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46%
German11%
Irish7.3%
English7%
Italian1.8%
French Except Basque1.7%
Scottish1.5%
Polish0.8%
African0.8%
Norwegian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Czech0.3%
Russian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Greek0.2%
Arab0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Lubbock Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lubbock County
Standard Zip Codes79401, 79402, 79403, 79406, 79407, 79409, 79410, 79411, 79412, 79413, 79414, 79415, 79416, 79423, 79424, 79404
P.O. Box Zip Codes79408, 79452, 79453, 79464, 79490, 79493, 79499
Company Zip Codes79430, 79457, 79491
Phone Area Codes806
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.59
Approximate Longitude-101.85

Lubbock Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLUBBOCK RGNL AP
Distance6.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 52 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp68 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip18.6 inches
StationTAHOKA
Distance28.6 miles
Jan Temp25 to 53 F
Apr Temp44 to 75 F
Jul Temp66 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 76 F
Annual Precip20.4 inches
StationCROSBYTON
Distance35.2 miles
Jan Temp25 to 53 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 93 F
Oct Temp48 to 75 F
Annual Precip22.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Idalou2,200$68,125
New Deal793$54,063
New Home542$48,750
Ransom Canyon1,325$104,191
Shallowater2,510$81,250

Lubbock Public Libraries

Lubbock Public Library
1306 9TH ST
Lubbock, Texas
(806) 775-2824

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Lubbock Hospitals

Southwest Regional Skilled Nursing
(Proprietary)
1409 9th Street
(806) 767-9133
Covenant Specialty Hospital
(Proprietary)
20th Street
Trustpoint Hospital
(Proprietary)
4302 A Princeton Street
Texas Specialty Hospital At Lubbock
(Proprietary)
4302 B Princeton Street
Llano Specialty Hospital
(Proprietary)
1409 9th Street
Covenant Children's Hospital
(Non-profit)
4015 22nd Place
Sunrise Canyon
(Non-profit)
1950 Aspen Avenue
Lubbock Heart Hospital
(Proprietary)
4810 North Loop 289
Covenant Medical Center
(Non-profit)
3615 19th Street
Grace Medical Center
(Proprietary)
2412 50th Street
University Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
602 Indiana Avenue

Lubbock Public Schools

Guadalupe El
101 N Ave P
ZIP: 79401
(806) 219-5500
Primary
Total Enrollment 245
Homebound
1628 19th St
ZIP: 79401
(806) 766-1948
Other
Total Enrollment 70
Lubbock H S
2004 19th St
ZIP: 79401
(806) 219-1600
High
Total Enrollment 2054
Ramirez Charter School
702 Ave T
ZIP: 79401
(806) 219-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Alderson El
219 Walnut Ave
ZIP: 79403
(806) 219-8000
Primary
Total Enrollment 641
Estacado H S
1504 E Itasca St
ZIP: 79403
(806) 219-1400
High
Total Enrollment 693
Lubbock Co Youth Ctr
1406 County Rd 3300
ZIP: 79403
(806) 842-3282
Rise Academy
207 N Martin Luther King Blv
ZIP: 79403
(806) 744-0438
Primary
Total Enrollment 267
Roosevelt El
1406 County Rd 3300
ZIP: 79403
(806) 842-3284
Primary
Total Enrollment 518
Roosevelt H S
1406 County Rd 3300
ZIP: 79403
(806) 842-3283
High
Total Enrollment 307
Roosevelt J H
1406 County Rd 3300
ZIP: 79403
(806) 842-3218
Middle
Total Enrollment 242
Talkington School For Young Women Leaders
415 N Ivory Ave
ZIP: 79403
(806) 219-2200
Other
Total Enrollment 415
Wright El
1302 Adrian St
ZIP: 79403
(806) 219-7700
Primary
Total Enrollment 265
Dunbar College Preparatory Academy
2010 E 26th St
ZIP: 79404
(806) 219-3400
Middle
Total Enrollment 581
Ervin El
1802 E 28th St
ZIP: 79404
(806) 219-8200
Primary
Total Enrollment 560
Harwell El
4101 Ave D
ZIP: 79404
(806) 219-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 534
Lubbock Co J J A E P
1323 E 24th St
ZIP: 79404
(806) 766-1781
Other
Total Enrollment 10
Priority Intervention Academy
1323 E 24th St
ZIP: 79404
(806) 219-2400
Other
Total Enrollment 106
Bowie El
2902 Chicago
ZIP: 79407
(806) 219-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 250
Premier H S Of Lubbock
2002 W Loop 289 Ste 121
ZIP: 79407
(806) 763-1518
High
Total Enrollment 130
Westwind El
6401 43rd St
ZIP: 79407
(806) 799-3731
Primary
Total Enrollment 698
Coronado H S
4910 29th Dr
ZIP: 79410
(806) 219-1100
High
Total Enrollment 2092
Hutchinson Middle
3102 Canton
ZIP: 79410
(806) 219-3800
Middle
Total Enrollment 765
Overton El
2902 Louisville
ZIP: 79410
(806) 219-6300
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Smylie Wilson Middle
4402 31st St
ZIP: 79410
(806) 219-4600
Middle
Total Enrollment 492
Wilson El
2807 25th St
ZIP: 79410
(806) 219-7500
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
Bean El
3001 Ave N
ZIP: 79411
(806) 219-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 588
Dupre El
2008 Ave T
ZIP: 79411
(806) 219-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 289
Slaton Middle
1602 32nd St
ZIP: 79411
(806) 219-4400
Middle
Total Enrollment 585
Atkins Middle
5401 Ave U
ZIP: 79412
(806) 219-3000
Middle
Total Enrollment 637
Bayless El
2115 58th St
ZIP: 79412
(806) 219-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 742
Brown El
2315 36th St
ZIP: 79412
(806) 219-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Harmony Science Academy - Lubbock
1516 53rd St
ZIP: 79412
(806) 747-1000
Other
Total Enrollment 346
Hodges El
5001 Ave P
ZIP: 79412
(806) 219-5800
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Richard Milburn Academy Lubbock
2333 50th St
ZIP: 79412
(806) 740-0811
High
Total Enrollment 189
South Plains Academy Charter H S
4008 Ave R
ZIP: 79412
(806) 744-0330
High
Total Enrollment 206
Evans Middle
4211 58th St
ZIP: 79413
(806) 219-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 865
Maedgen El
4401 Nashville
ZIP: 79413
(806) 219-6200
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Miller El
6705 Joliet Dr
ZIP: 79413
(806) 219-8100
Primary
Total Enrollment 588
Monterey H S
3211 47th St
ZIP: 79413
(806) 219-1900
High
Total Enrollment 2130
Parsons El
2811 58th St
ZIP: 79413
(806) 219-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 472
Wheelock El
3008 42nd St
ZIP: 79413
(806) 219-7200
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Stewart El
4815 46th St
ZIP: 79414
(806) 219-6900
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
Wester El
4602 Chicago Ave
ZIP: 79414
(806) 219-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 498
Williams El
4812 58 St
ZIP: 79414
(806) 219-7400
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Canyon Lakes
2402 Canyon Lake Dr
ZIP: 79415
(806) 897-9735
Other
Total Enrollment 45
Cavazos Middle
210 N University
ZIP: 79415
(806) 219-3200
Middle
Total Enrollment 544
Jackson El
201 Vernon
ZIP: 79415
(806) 219-6000
Primary
Total Enrollment 284
L C Y C
2025 N Akron Ave
ZIP: 79415
(806) 863-7100
Lubbock Co J J A E P
1909 N Akron Ave
ZIP: 79415
(806) 747-4850
Other
Total Enrollment 1
Lubbock Co J J A E P
2025 N Akron Ave
ZIP: 79415
(806) 892-1900
Other
Total Enrollment 1
Lubbock Co J J A E P
2025 N Akron Ave
ZIP: 79415
(806) 746-5833
Lubbock Co J J A E P
2025 N Akron Ave
ZIP: 79415
(806) 775-1800
Lubbock Co Juvenile Justice Ctr
2025 N Akron Ave
ZIP: 79415
(806) 744-8682
Other
Total Enrollment 57
Matthews Lrn Ctr/new Directions
417 N Akron
ZIP: 79415
(806) 216-2600
High
Total Enrollment 175
Mcwhorter El
2711 First
ZIP: 79415
(806) 219-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Wolffarth El
3202 Erskine
ZIP: 79415
(806) 219-7600
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Centennial El
1301 N Utica
ZIP: 79416
(806) 219-7800
Primary
Total Enrollment 744
Hardwick El
1420 Chicago
ZIP: 79416
(806) 219-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 438
Legacy El
6424 Kemper Ave
ZIP: 79416
(806) 792-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 264
Mackenzie Middle
5402 W 12th St
ZIP: 79416
(806) 219-4200
Middle
Total Enrollment 686
North Ridge El
6302 11th Pl
ZIP: 79416
(806) 793-6686
Primary
Total Enrollment 704
Reese Educational Ctr
9421 4th St
ZIP: 79416
(806) 885-4910
Other
Total Enrollment 87
Rush El
4702 15th St
ZIP: 79416
(806) 219-6700
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
Terra Vista Middle School
1111 Upland Ave
ZIP: 79416
(806) 796-0076
Middle
Total Enrollment 565
Willow Bend El
8816 13th St
ZIP: 79416
(806) 796-0090
Primary
Total Enrollment 620
Honey El
3615 86th St
ZIP: 79423
(806) 219-5900
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
Lubbock-cooper Bush Middle
3425 118th St
ZIP: 79423
(806) 776-0750
Middle
Total Enrollment 656
Lubbock-cooper Central El
4020 135th St
ZIP: 79423
(806) 776-2150
Primary
Total Enrollment 689
Lubbock-cooper High School
16302 Loop 493
ZIP: 79423
(806) 863-7105
High
Total Enrollment 1211
Lubbock-cooper Middle
16302 Loop 493
ZIP: 79423
(806) 863-3140
Middle
Total Enrollment 540
Lubbock-cooper North El
3202 108th St
ZIP: 79423
(806) 687-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 823
Lubbock-cooper South El
16302 Loop 493
ZIP: 79423
(806) 863-7102
Primary
Total Enrollment 724
Roberts El
7901 Ave P
ZIP: 79423
(806) 766-7900
Primary
Total Enrollment 658
Waters El
3006 78th St
ZIP: 79423
(806) 219-7000
Primary
Total Enrollment 719
Crestview El
6020 81st St
ZIP: 79424
(806) 794-3661
Primary
Total Enrollment 659
Heritage Middle
6110 73rd St
ZIP: 79424
(806) 794-9400
Middle
Total Enrollment 811
Irons Middle
5214 79th St
ZIP: 79424
(806) 219-4000
Middle
Total Enrollment 694
Lubbock-cooper West El
10101 Fulton Ave
ZIP: 79424
(806) 776-0700
Primary
Total Enrollment 671
Oak Ridge El
6514 68th St
ZIP: 79424
(806) 794-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 698
Smith El
8707 Dover
ZIP: 79424
(806) 219-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 627
Whiteside El
7508 Albany
ZIP: 79424
(806) 219-7300
Primary
Total Enrollment 575

Lubbock Private Schools

New Life Academy
2306 13th St
ZIP: 79401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Lubbock Junior Academy
5302 Elgin Ave
ZIP: 79413
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
St Luke's Preschool
3708 45th St
ZIP: 79413
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Trinity Christian School
6701 University Ave
ZIP: 79413
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 583
All Saints Episcopal School
3222 103rd St
ZIP: 79423
Elementary
Total Enrollment 249
Southcrest Christian School
3801 S Loop 289
ZIP: 79423
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 259
Calvary Baptist Weekday Ministries
5301 82nd St
ZIP: 79424
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
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