Lubbock County, TX

303,137 Population
895.6 square miles 338.5 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.1%
was 1.1%
Ranked 18th Highest in TX
Population Density
338.5
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
48.0%
was 47.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
5.8%
was 5.3%
Ranked 49th Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
24.0%
was 24.2%
Ranked 39th Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
12.0%
was 11.9%
Ranked 32nd Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.5
was 3.4
Ranked 15th Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
19.5%
was 20.6%
Ranked 42nd Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$46,859
was $47,897
Ranked 37th Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.3
46.1
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,386
Ranked 61st Highest in TX
Patents per 100,000
9
Ranked 58th Highest in TX

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0.3
Ranked 57th Highest in TX
Violent Crimes per 100,000
37.1
Ranked 164th Highest in TX
Property Crimes per 100,000
277.3
Ranked 205th Highest in TX

 Housing

Total Housing Units
124,852
was 123,097
Ranked 18th Highest in TX
Median Rent
$903
was $838
Ranked 22nd Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
2,041
was 1,459
 
Occupied Housing Units
111,975
was 108,485
 
Homeownership Rate
55.9%
was 53.9%
Ranked 45th Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
1,002
was 744
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
139.4
was 137.4
Ranked 19th Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
20.7%
was 22.6%
Ranked 38th Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
1,039
was 715
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.7
Ranked 46th Highest in TX
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
17.2
was 12.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
7.1
was 5.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
91.3%
was 92.0%
Ranked 28th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
83.6%
Ranked 14th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.1%
was 99.4%
Ranked 20th Highest in TX

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
85.5%
was 85.0%
Ranked 27th Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
30.9%
was 26.3%
Ranked 13th Highest in TX

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