A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$114,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$823
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%

Lubbock Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    706
    273
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    76
    41
  • Robbery
    179
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,063
    525
  • Theft
    3,559
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    384
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,648
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Being from a big city like Austin and then living in Lubbock was definitely a huge change in environment. Lubbock is a small conservative college city with Texas Tech being main focus. I liked living in Lubbock because since it's so small, it's so convenient to drive anywhere. I also enjoyed Lubbock because even though there is a lot to due in terms of night life, most of it didn't interest me and allowed me to focus on my studies. Some things I did not like is that it's very conservative, the rude college students (most of them are nice though!) and that there was nothing to do that fit my interests since I enjoy being outside hiking or swimming in natural bodies of water. Lubbock isn't for everyone but if you enjoy small city settings, conservative values, decent cost of living, a fun nightlife, college students and don't mind the occasional dust storm, then Lubbock might be for you!
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Lubbock has been my home my whole life. I think it has grown significantly politically, socially, and economically while still maintaining that small town feeling. It is a college town, but that culture keeps the residents of Lubbock young and full of life! Housing around here is awesome with so many neighborhoods to choose from with so much affordability.
Lubbock is a great town. Often, when people think of Lubbock they think of a wide, flat prairie. And while the prairie does exist, so does the "Friendliest City in America." I feel like most people in Lubbock live up to the city's slogan. The public transportation is decent, with a well-developed bus system centered around Texas Tech. However, if you're not a student it could be difficult to get around, as the streets aren't walking or very bike friendly. Possibly the best thing about living in Lubbock is the low-cost of living, especially compared with larger Texas cities such as Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Jobs are readily available, and there are signs of a growing economy. Perhaps my biggest gripe with Lubbock is its lack of healthy food options. While fast food chains such as Taco Villa and Whataburger are abundant, there is a definite lack of health food stores and restaurants. What I would give for a Whole Foods or Organic restaurant!