Lubbock, Texas

Lubbock: The second most populous city in Texas and the center of the Lubbock metropolitan area. It is located in the Llano Estacado region of Texas. Lubbock is known for its agricultural industry, its many colleges and universities, and its many attractions, such as the Lubbock Children's Museum and the Buddy Holly Center.


Lubbock is a city located in the county of Lubbock in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 229,573 and a population density of 705 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 262,611 inhabitants.

The city was created 134 years ago in 1889.

Lubbock is a city located in northwest Texas, acting as the economic and education hub of the region. With a population of around 260,000, it is the 11th most populous city in Texas.

History and Origins

Lubbock was founded in 1890 as a farming and ranching settlement. It grew significantly after the establishment of Texas Tech University in the 1920s.

Key historical facts:

  • Named after Thomas Saltus Lubbock, former Texas Ranger and Civil War officer
  • Emergence of Texas Tech University in 1923 fueled growth
  • Cotton farming was central to early agricultural economy
  • Experience rapid suburban expansion after 1970

Economy and Major Industries

Education, healthcare, trade, and manufacturing drive Lubbock's diverse economy today. Leading employers include:

  • Texas Tech University
  • Covenant Health System
  • Lubbock Independent School District
  • City of Lubbock
  • United Supermarkets headquarters

The city serves as a retail and distribution hub for the large surrounding agricultural region.

Attractions and Things to Do

Top attractions in Lubbock include:

  • Buddy Holly Center showcasing the famous musician's life
  • Museum of Texas Tech University
  • National Ranching Heritage Center
  • Silent Wings Museum detailing history of gliders
  • Science Spectrum Museum with hands-on exhibits

Lubbock offers arts, culture, outdoor spaces, sports, and other recreational activities.

Lubbock locator map
Location of Lubbock on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Lubbock

Population : 262,611 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Lubbock County
Different from : lubok
Postal code : 79401–79499
Phone Area Codes : 806
Area : 325.75 km2
Altitude : 3,255 feet / 992 meters
Capital city : Lubbock is capital of Lubbock County
Establishment : January 01, 1890 (134 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 16:18:52 (27th February 2024)
Density : 806 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 12.58% (2010-2020)
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LubbockSkyline2013 image


Lubbock is located at 33°34'40"N 101°51'19"W (33.5778600, -101.8551700).

Lubbock map

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The population of Lubbock increased by 12.58% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 229,573 - census
2011 233,928 1.86% estimation process
2012 236,361 1.03% estimation process
2013 239,708 1.4% estimation process
2014 244,350 1.9% estimation process
2015 247,950 1.45% estimation process
2016 251,387 1.37% estimation process
2017 254,432 1.2% estimation process
2018 256,469 0.79% estimation process
2019 258,862 0.92% estimation process
2020 262,611 1.43% estimation process

Lubbock zip code is 79401. County name: Lubbock, County fips: 48303

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People born in Lubbock (154)

People born in Lubbock, including Lead singer for Dixie Chicks Natalie Maines, electric blues singer and songwriter Angela Strehli, actress Helen Wagner, .


  • Chace Crawford (American actor) he was born in 18/07/1985
  • Sean Stewart (American writer) he was born in 02/06/1965
  • Blob (comic book character)
  • Tyla Wynn (American movie actress) she was born in 16/10/1982
  • Don Whittington (American racing driver) he was born in 23/01/1946
  • Delbert McClinton (American blues rock and electric blues singer-songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player, and pianist) he was born in 04/11/1940
  • Conrad Vernon (American film and television director, storyboard artist, writer and voice actor) he was born in 11/07/1968
  • Mickey Leland (American politician (1944-1989)) he was born in 27/11/1944
  • Daniel Santiago (basketball player) he was born in 24/06/1976
  • Kenneth Copeland (American televangelist) he was born in 06/12/1936
  • Bill Whittington (American racing driver) he was born in 11/09/1949
  • Mac Davis (American songwriter, singer and actor) he was born in 21/01/1942
  • Mason Crosby (All-American college football player, professional football player, placekicker) he was born in 03/09/1984
  • Micheal Ray Richardson (American basketball player and coach) he was born in 11/04/1955
  • Donnie Moore (American baseball player) he was born in 13/02/1954
  • Butch Hancock (American musician) he was born in 12/07/1945
  • Don Bowman (American singer-songwriter) he was born in 26/08/1937
  • Joe B. Mauldin (American musician) he was born in 08/07/1940

Schools in Lubbock

College & universities near Lubbock, TX

Code Name City ZIP
229115 Texas Tech University Lubbock (TX) 79409-5005
229337 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock (TX) 79430
487065 Wade Gordon Hairdressing Academy-Lubbock Lubbock (TX) 79423-2125
226383 Lubbock Christian University Lubbock (TX) 79407-2099
487232 Texas College of Cosmetology-Lubbock Lubbock (TX) 79414-2532

Post offices near Lubbock

Post Office Name City ZIP
Lubbock Post Office Lubbock (TX) 79402
Downtown Lubbock Post Office Lubbock (TX) 79408
Freedom Post Office Lubbock (TX) 79452
Monterey Post Office Lubbock (TX) 79413
Louisville Carrier Anx Post Office Lubbock (TX) 79413

Other cities in Lubbock County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Lubbock County , TX.

City Name Population Title
Canyon 16,387 City in Randall County, Texas, United States
Slaton 5,975 City in Lubbock County, Texas, United States
Wolfforth 5,716 City in Lubbock County, Texas, United States
Abernathy 2,691 City in Texas
Shallowater 2,613 City in Lubbock County, Texas, United States
Idalou 2,313 City in Lubbock County, Texas, United States
Ransom Canyon 1,126 Town of the United States
New Deal 841 Town in the U.

Distance to Other Cities

Lubbock distances to largest Texas cities