A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  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
$118,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$854
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

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
    825
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    76
    41
  • Robbery
    186
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,059
    500
  • Theft
    3,532
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    415
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,499
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Born and raised here and Lubbock is honestly a black hole. This is not a family friendly town unless your family is connected with Texas Tech. This is definitely a college town and one day they may rename it TTU, TX. Trying to rent an apartment or house is trying, to say the least, because the rates are set for Tech students who'll have roommates, with more complexes being built for them by the day. I was visiting family on the east side of town when a lady ran into my car. I called the police and I sat in a parking lot for 2 hrs and they never showed up. My gut told me to go home and call from there (the "nice" side of town) and behold! They showed up within 15 minutes smh. The town is segregated though they pretend it isn't. My daughter was the only black child in her grade and one of only three in the entire school. It wasn't a big deal but it was a glaring reminder of how far this town still needs to come.
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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!
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.