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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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Lubbock Reviews

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While we aren't a small town, we have a small town, community feeling. Lubbock can be known for being boring with nothing to do, but there are limitless opportunities of places to eat. There is lots of live music. Lubbock also has lots of community events, such as the 4th of July parade, Christmas at the Ranching Heritage Center, and First Friday Night Art Trail. Our town also has a lot of pride. We are the home of Texas Tech University. We have students that come from around the world to come to Tech. Many people end up staying in Lubbock after they graduate because they love the feel of the city, so we have a lot of Alumni. It is not uncommon to find a family that has had generations attend Texas Tech. I LOVE living in Lubbock!
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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.
The only thing I would change in Lubbock is the drivers. Most are fairly decent, however, there are those who think that they are on some sort of racetrack even on a residential street. Texas Tech is here, so there are wonderful resources available. Museums, things to see, historical sites...all can be experienced without ever leaving the county!