Lubbock, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lubbock, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Lubbock had a population of 246,435 as of July 1, 2016. Lubbock ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lubbock is located at latitude 33.5665 and longitude -101.8867 in Lubbock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lubbock (see map below) encompass a land area of 122.42 sq. miles and a water area of 1.14 sq. miles. Lubbock County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,202 feet.

The City of Lubbock (GNIS ID: 2410892) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lubbock is located within Lubbock Division of Lubbock County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lubbock population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lubbock, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 246,435
Population in Households 236,231
Population in Familes 175,878
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,204
Population Density1 2,013
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 94,349
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 56,286
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 102,575 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 48,782 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 45,567 (44.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,226 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $126,385
Average Home Value $166,482


Median Household Income $43,714
Average Household Income $63,668
Per Capita Income $24,883
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.14% 1.18%
Households 1.03% 1.15%
Families 0.96% 1.05%
Median Household Income   0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.33%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lubbock, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lubbock to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 11 99th
Population Density1 # 306 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 289 83rd
Median Household Income # 895 49th
Per Capita Income # 667 62nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.