Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX

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2021 Population
193,239
0.382% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
34
1.8% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
14.1%
3.14% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$66,683
5.34% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$171,800
4.37% 1-year growth

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In 2021, Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX had a population of 193k people with a median age of 34 and a median household income of $66,683. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX grew from 192,503 to 193,239, a 0.382% increase and its median household income grew from $63,301 to $66,683, a 5.34% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.5%), White (Hispanic) (20.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.75%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.12%), and Other (Hispanic) (5.34%).

18.8% of the households in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.2% of the residents in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County--Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX are Wade Gordon Hairdressing Academy-Lubbock (40 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2021, the median property value in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX was $171,800, and the homeownership rate was 63.9%.

Most people in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX is home to a population of 193k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2021, 6.44% of Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX residents were born outside of the country (12.4k people).

In 2021, there were 2.69 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (107k people) in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39.9k White (Hispanic) and 13k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX are Spanish (28,207 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (1,197 households), and Nepali, Marathi, or Other Indic Languages (414 households).

Citizenship

96.2%
2021 Citizenship
96.1%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 96.2% of Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    107k ± 2k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    39.9k ± 2.37k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    13k ± 1.84k
33.9%
Hispanic Population
65.5k people

In 2021, there were 2.69 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (107k people) in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39.9k White (Hispanic) and 13k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

33.9% of the people in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX are hispanic (65.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.44%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
12.4k people
6.29%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
12.1k people

As of 2021, 6.44% of Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX residents (12.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX was 6.29%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    28,207 households (15.7%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    1,197 households (0.665%)
  3. Nepali, Marathi, or Other Indic Languages
    414 households (0.23%)

18.8% of the households in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2021, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX was Spanish. 15.7% of the households in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,835 ± 322
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,608 ± 432
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,374 ± 265

Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX employs 91.6k people. The largest industries in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX are Elementary & secondary schools (6,920 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (6,423 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (6,161 people), and the highest paying industries are Petroleum refining ($129,712), Oil & gas extraction ($114,287), and Insurance carriers ($102,171).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
42,652
Women
47.2%
47,693
Men
52.8%

The workforce of Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX in 2020 was 90,345 people, with 47.2% woman, and 52.8% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX.

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Occupations

91.6k
2021 Value
1.34%
1 Year growth
± 1.34%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX grew at a rate of 1.34%, from 90.3k employees to 91.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX, are Registered nurses (2,620 people), Postsecondary teachers (2,446 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (2,408 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

91.6k
2021 Value
1.34%
1 Year growth
± 1.34%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX grew at a rate of 1.34%, from 90.3k employees to 91.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX, are Elementary & secondary schools (6,920 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (6,423 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (6,161 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX, though some of these residents may live in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,700
Median earning men ± $2,333
$31,821
Median earning women ± $1,005

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,071), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,006), and Public Administration ($64,732).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Wholesale Trade ($53,669), Public Administration ($42,971), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,696).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Texas. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX awarded 40 degrees. The student population of Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 6 male students and 71 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX are White (27 and 67.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (13 and 32.5%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX by number of degrees awarded are Wade Gordon Hairdressing Academy-Lubbock (40 and 100%).

The most popular majors in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County--Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX are General Cosmetology (40 and 100%) and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (0 and 0%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2021, 0.692% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.15% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (36.6k), Some college (35.9k), and Bachelors Degree (29.1k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX was $171,800 in 2021, which is 0.702 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $164,600 to $171,800, a 4.37% increase. The homeownership rate in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX is 63.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX is $66,683. In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX was Flower Mound Town & Highland Village City PUMA, TX with a value of $145,244, followed by Austin City (Northwest) PUMA, TX and Frisco City (East) & Prosper Town PUMA, TX, with respective values of $138,393 and $128,526.

Property

$171,800
Median Property Value 2021
±$3,377
$47,437
Median Property Taxes
±$1,827

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

63.9%
Homeownership
2021
64%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 63.9% of the housing units in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.2%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity

In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX was Flower Mound Town & Highland Village City PUMA, TX with a value of $145,244, followed by Austin City (Northwest) PUMA, TX and Frisco City (East) & Prosper Town PUMA, TX, with respective values of $138,393 and $128,526.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$66,683
Median Household Income
± $1,695
74.2k
Number of Households
± 2,271

In 2021, the median household income of the 74.2k households in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX grew to $66,683 from the previous year's value of $63,301.

The following chart displays the households in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX
0.463
2020 Wage GINI in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX

In 2021, the income inequality in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.259% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (81.8%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.08%)

In 2021, 81.8% of workers in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who worked at home (5.08%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.8% of the workforce in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX (27k out of 191k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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87.4% of the population of Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX has health coverage, with 52.3% on employee plans, 12.1% on Medicaid, 9.79% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.04% on military or VA plans.

Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.3% under 18 years, 24.1% between 18 and 34 years, 35.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

12.6%
Uninsured
52.3%
Employer Coverage
12.1%
Medicaid
9.79%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
1.04%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX grew by 3.33% from 12.2% to 12.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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