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  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
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Lubbock is a city in Texas with a population of 250,415. 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 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
250,415

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$131,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$928
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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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
    726.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    92.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    172.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    898.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,196.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    467.4
    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
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    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
$48,701
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.
Lubbock is a great community, however in recent years the quality of public education has significantly decreased as some of the best teachers are leaving for private institutions.

Lubbock is extremely friendly, however in my experience it seems that the people are lacking the courage to push the bubble on their thoughts regarding politics. We tend to think that international crises do not affect us, leaving us as passive individuals. This could be a hasty generalization, however I have witnessed these issues first hand among my age demographic here.