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  1. Public Schools
    A
  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
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Lubbock is a city in Texas with a population of 247,323. Lubbock is in Lubbock County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Lubbock offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lubbock there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lubbock and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lubbock are highly rated.
About Lubbock...
Population
247,323

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$123,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$896
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Lubbock Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    825.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    75.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    186.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,058.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,532.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    415.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    19%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Lubbock

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,326
National
$55,322
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I have spent the past 4.5 years living in Lubbock, TX as a student at Texas Tech University. Lubbock has become my home away from home and I have genuinely enjoyed living here. It offers you the convenience of city life with a wide variety of restaurants, shops, and entertainment options. But still has the ease of West Texas living, no traffic being my favorite part! I would say the downfall of Lubbock are it's street conditions, lack of nightlife options, and no large entertainment venues (though that will change with the Buddy Holly Center's opening).
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I recently started visiting Lubbock for fun and to hang out with friends. The minute I drove into the city of Lubbock I thought it was such a cute city. As I began to visit more and more, I got to experience the atmosphere and culture here. I was able to visit Texas Tech a few times, and it became my dream school. So, this past fall 2018 I applied to Texas Tech and got accepted! I immediately moved to Lubbock and fell in love. I love the size of Lubbock and how its such a college town. Everyone is extremely welcoming and nice! There is hardly any traffic, especially during "traffic hours". There are so many different places to eat and so so many cute apartments. Once I graduate from college, I plan to stay in Lubbock.
I was born and raised here in Lubbock and I love it! The city has grown so much, growing up there was nothing to do and when you visit other city's like Dallas or Austin you tend to think you live in a boring city, but over the years its been so wonderful to see it grow. There are so many new attractions here that now it makes it hard to leave. It really just keeps getting bigger and better and I can see me staying here and being happy raising a family here. Lubbock really has improved and it can only get better from here!