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Lubbock County, TX&

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Population
303,137
1.23% growth
Median Age
30.6
Median Household Income
$49,136
2.59% growth
Poverty Rate
19.5%
Number of Employees
143,745
0.31% growth
Median Property Value
$134,900
8.35% growth

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Economy

The economy of Lubbock County, TX employs 143,745 people. The economy of Lubbock County, TX is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Utilities, which employ respectively 2.1; 1.62; and 1.61 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lubbock County, TX are Healthcare & Social Assistance (21,328), Educational Services (20,358), and Retail trade (19,206), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($64,325), Utilities ($50,034), and Transportation & Warehousing ($40,248).

Median household income in Lubbock County, TX is $49,136. Males in Lubbock County, TX have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,693. The income inequality of Lubbock County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lubbock County, TX. In Lubbock County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 78 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,880. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.

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Diversity

Lubbock County, TX is home to a population of 303,137 people, from which 96.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lubbock County, TX is composed of 163,933 White residents (54.1%), 105,953 Hispanic residents (35%), 20,749 Black residents (6.84%), 5,719 Asian residents (1.89%), and 4,649 Two+ residents (1.53%). The most common foreign languages in Lubbock County, TX are Spanish (52,707 speakers), Chinese (1,042 speakers), and African Languages (661 speakers), but compared to other places, Lubbock County, TX has a relative high number of Thai (246 speakers), Spanish (52,707 speakers), and Other Indic (642 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Lubbock County, TX awarded 10,828 degrees. The student population of Lubbock County, TX is skewed towards females, with 4,816 male students and 6,012 female students. Most students in Lubbock County, TX are White (6,690 and 61.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,041 and 18.8%), Black or African American (585 and 5.4%), and Asian (424 and 3.92%). The largest universities in Lubbock County, TX by number of graduates are Texas Tech University (7,772 and 71.8%), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (2,080 and 19.2%), and Lubbock Christian University (523 and 4.83%). The most popular majors in Lubbock County, TX are Registered Nursing (1,083 and 10%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (388 and 3.58%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (308 and 2.84%). The median tuition costs in Lubbock County, TX are $20,966 for private four year colleges, and $6,000 and $15,792 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lubbock County, TX is $134,900, which is 0.66 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $124,500 to $134,900, a 8.35% increase. The homeownership rate of Lubbock County, TX is 55.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Lubbock County, TX have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lubbock County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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