Lubbock County, TX

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2022 Population
311,509
0.949% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
31.2
0.322% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.2%
2.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$61,911
9.52% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$183,700
15.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
153,807
1.38% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lubbock County, TX had a population of 312k people with a median age of 31.2 and a median household income of $61,911. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lubbock County, TX grew from 308,580 to 311,509, a 0.949% increase and its median household income grew from $56,529 to $61,911, a 9.52% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lubbock County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (51.4%), White (Hispanic) (18%), Two+ (Hispanic) (10.8%), Other (Hispanic) (6.82%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.51%).

None of the households in Lubbock County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.2% of the residents in Lubbock County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lubbock County, TX are Texas Tech University (9,812 degrees awarded in 2022), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (2,578 degrees), and Lubbock Christian University (411 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lubbock County, TX was $183,700, and the homeownership rate was 55.6%.

Most people in Lubbock County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Lubbock County, TX was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Lubbock County, TX is home to a population of 312k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.19% of Lubbock County, TX residents were born outside of the country (19.3k people).

In 2022, there were 2.85 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (160k people) in Lubbock County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 56.2k White (Hispanic) and 33.6k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.2%
2022 Citizenship
96.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.2% of Lubbock County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lubbock County, TX was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lubbock County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    160k ± 522
  2. White (Hispanic)
    56.2k ± 2.93k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    33.6k ± 2.62k
36.8%
Hispanic Population
115k people

In 2022, there were 2.85 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (160k people) in Lubbock County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 56.2k White (Hispanic) and 33.6k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

36.8% of the people in Lubbock County, TX are hispanic (115k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lubbock County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.19%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
19.3k people
6.29%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
19.4k people

As of 2022, 6.19% of Lubbock County, TX residents (19.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lubbock County, TX was 6.29%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,236 ± 534
  2. Vietnam
    3,805 ± 427
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,681 ± 254

Lubbock County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lubbock County, TX employs 154k people. The largest industries in Lubbock County, TX are Educational Services (22,596 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (21,977 people), and Retail Trade (18,659 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,888), Utilities ($78,018), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($73,750).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

154k
2022 Value
± 3,489
1.38%
1 Year growth
± 3.16%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lubbock County, TX grew at a rate of 1.38%, from 152k employees to 154k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lubbock County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,794 people), Sales & Related Occupations (17,130 people), and Management Occupations (16,106 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lubbock County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

154k
2022 Value
± 3,489
1.38%
1 Year growth
± 3.16%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lubbock County, TX grew at a rate of 1.38%, from 152k employees to 154k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lubbock County, TX, are Educational Services (22,596 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (21,977 people), and Retail Trade (18,659 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lubbock County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Lubbock County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,335
Median earning men ± $1,130
$31,033
Median earning women ± $1,484

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,456), Public Administration ($63,846), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,569).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,063), Wholesale Trade ($46,172), and Public Administration ($43,289).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 3,125
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,225
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,428
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lubbock County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 65.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (33.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.34%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lubbock County, TX awarded 13,121 degrees. The student population of Lubbock County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 21,860 male students and 25,762 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lubbock County, TX are White (7,078 and 56.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (3,443 and 27.5%), Black or African American (829 and 6.62%), and Asian (606 and 4.84%).

The largest universities in Lubbock County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Texas Tech University (9,812 and 74.8%), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (2,578 and 19.6%), and Lubbock Christian University (411 and 3.13%).

The most popular majors in Lubbock County, TX are Registered Nursing (1,136 and 8.66%), Health Care Administration & Management (416 and 3.17%), and General Business Administration & Management (395 and 3.01%).

The median tuition costs in Lubbock County, TX are $25,900 for private four year colleges, and $7,693 and $19,947 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Lubbock County, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 67.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 28.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 47,622 (45.9% men and 54.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 47,622 students enrolled in Lubbock County, TX, 45.9% men and 54.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 25,041 records, of which 54.7% were women and 45.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 972 degrees awarded
  2. 363 degrees awarded
  3. 362 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lubbock County, TX was Registered Nursing with 972 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lubbock County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,812 degrees awarded
  2. 2,578 degrees awarded
  3. 411 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Texas Tech University with 9,812 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 5,356 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lubbock County, TX, which is 0.69 times less than the 7,765 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 7,078 degrees mean that there were 2.06 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 3,443 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($25,900) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,642) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lubbock County, TX was $183,700 in 2022, which is 0.652 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $158,700 to $183,700, a 15.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Lubbock County, TX is 55.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lubbock County, TX have an average commute time of 16.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lubbock County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lubbock County, TX is $61,911. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lubbock County, TX was Census Tract 4.03 with a value of $128,828, followed by Census Tract 105.02 and Census Tract 105.04, with respective values of $128,309 and $110,769.

In 2022, 19.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lubbock County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.0965%.

Property

$183,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,221
$67,644
Median Property Taxes
±$1,958

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lubbock County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

55.6%
Homeownership
2022
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.6% of the housing units in Lubbock County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4.03
  2. Census Tract 105.02
  3. Census Tract 105.04

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lubbock County, TX was Census Tract 4.03 with a value of $128,828, followed by Census Tract 105.02 and Census Tract 105.04, with respective values of $128,309 and $110,769.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lubbock County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$61,911
Median Household Income
± $2,194
122k
Number of Households
± 3,049

In 2022, the median household income of the 122k households in Lubbock County, TX grew to $61,911 from the previous year's value of $56,529.

The following chart displays the households in Lubbock County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lubbock County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.7%)
  2. Carpooled (11.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.79%)

In 2022, 78.7% of workers in Lubbock County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.5%) and those who worked at home (5.79%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

16.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lubbock County, TX have a shorter commute time (16.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.58% of the workforce in Lubbock County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 19.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lubbock County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.0965%.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lubbock County, TX (51.5k out of 299k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lubbock County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 18.4% of the children was living in poverty in Lubbock County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 10%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 863 in Lubbock County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 80.6 per 100,000 population.

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Health

86.5% of the population of Lubbock County, TX has health coverage, with 50% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 9.41% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 0.95% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lubbock County, TX see 1199 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.72% decrease from the previous year (1220 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1759 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 579 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,199 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lubbock County, TX

Primary care physicians in Lubbock County, TX see an average of 1,199 patients per year. This represents a 1.72% decrease from the previous year (1,220 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lubbock County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26% under 18 years, 29.2% between 18 and 34 years, 32.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.5%
Uninsured
50%
Employer Coverage
12.9%
Medicaid
9.41%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
0.95%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lubbock County, TX grew by 0.564% from 13.4% to 13.5%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 55.4 in Lubbock County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.3% in Lubbock County, TX.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.7% in Lubbock County, TX.

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