Lubbock, TX

Census Place

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Population
255,885
0.787% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
Median Age
29.9

Poverty Rate
20.2%

Median Household Income
$48,042
4.98% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$146,300
6.01% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
127,352
0.693% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Lubbock, TX had a population of 256k people with a median age of 29.9 and a median household income of $48,042. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Lubbock, TX grew from 253,887 to 255,885, a 0.787% increase and its median household income grew from $45,764 to $48,042, a 4.98% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lubbock, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (52%), White (Hispanic) (28.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.15%), Other (Hispanic) (4.88%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.74%). 0% of the households in Lubbock, TX speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 96% of the residents in Lubbock, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lubbock, TX are Texas Tech University (8,646 degrees awarded in 2019), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (2,390 degrees), and Lubbock Christian University (482 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Lubbock, TX was $146,300, and the homeownership rate was 52.5%. Most people in Lubbock, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lubbock, TX was 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Texas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Texas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Lubbock County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 66.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (28.3%), followed by Other (5.39%). The most partisan county was Roberts County, TX with 94.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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 36 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Lubbock County, TX
66.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Texas
  1. 94.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 93.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 92% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Texas was Roberts County, TX with 94.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Texas colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
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 36 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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Diversity

Lubbock, TX is home to a population of 256k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2018, 6.1% of Lubbock, TX residents were born outside of the country (15.6k people).

In 2018, there were 1.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (133k people) in Lubbock, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 72.3k White (Hispanic) and 18.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lubbock, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    133k ± 2.93k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    72.3k ± 4.9k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    18.3k ± 1.79k
35.8%
Hispanic Population
91.6k people

In 2018, there were 1.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (133k people) in Lubbock, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 72.3k White (Hispanic) and 18.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

35.8% of the people in Lubbock, TX are hispanic (91.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lubbock, TX as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.1%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
15.6k people
5.97%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
15.2k people

As of 2018, 6.1% of Lubbock, TX residents (15.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lubbock, TX was 5.97%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

29
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Lubbock, TX was 29.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Lubbock, TX are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Lubbock, TX residents was 30.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,429,667 ± 36,631 people
  2. India
    295,205 ± 13,271 people
  3. El Salvador
    240,462 ± 11,989 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,429,667 Texas residents, followed by India with 295,205 and El Salvador with 240,462.

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Citizenship

96%
2018 Citizenship
95.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96% of Lubbock, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Lubbock, TX was 95.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
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Economy

Median household income in Lubbock, TX is $48,042. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Lubbock, TX was Census Tract 105.09 with a value of $144,338, followed by Census Tract 105.04 and Census Tract 19.04, with respective values of $92,500 and $89,063.

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,216. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Lubbock, TX employs 127k people. The largest industries in Lubbock, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (19,555 people), Educational Services (19,426 people), and Retail Trade (14,541 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,648), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,812), and Transportation & Warehousing ($52,583).

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,042
2018 value
± $2,585
4.98%
1 Year Growth
± 10.1%

Households in Lubbock, TX have a median annual income of $48,042, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,764 in 2017, which represents a 4.98% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Lubbock, TX compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,763
Average Male Salary in Texas
± $711
$50,216
Average Female Salary in Texas
± $564

In 2019, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Texas
  1. Alaska Native
    $71,002 ± $51,672
  2. Asian
    $70,200 ± $2,161
  3. White
    $55,818 ± $520

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Texas.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lubbock, TX is from Texas.
0.477
2019 Wage GINI in Texas
0.479
2018 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2019, the income inequality in Texas was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.511% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 105.09
  2. Census Tract 105.04
  3. Census Tract 19.04

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lubbock, TX was Census Tract 105.09 with a value of $144,338, followed by Census Tract 105.04 and Census Tract 19.04, with respective values of $92,500 and $89,063.

The following map shows all of the places in Lubbock, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lubbock, TX (48.2k out of 239k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    36,323 ± 1,543
  2. Hispanic
    20,651 ± 1,197
  3. Black
    5,158 ± 557

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lubbock, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

127k
2018 Value
± 6,732
0.693%
1 Year growth
± 7.27%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lubbock, TX grew at a rate of 0.693%, from 126k employees to 127k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lubbock, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,480 people), Sales & Related Occupations (14,484 people), and Management Occupations (12,107 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lubbock, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lubbock, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,480 people), Sales & Related Occupations (14,484 people), and Management Occupations (12,107 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lubbock, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (1.6 times higher than expected), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.51 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.26 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lubbock, TX, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,121), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($56,711), and Management Occupations ($50,326).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

127k
2018 Value
± 6,732
0.693%
1 Year growth
± 7.27%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lubbock, TX grew at a rate of 0.693%, from 126k employees to 127k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lubbock, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (19,555 people), Educational Services (19,426 people), and Retail Trade (14,541 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lubbock, TX, though some of these residents may live in Lubbock, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lubbock, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (19,555 people), Educational Services (19,426 people), and Retail Trade (14,541 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lubbock, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.64 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.66 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lubbock, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,648), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,812), and Transportation & Warehousing ($52,583).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $358B
  2. $332B
  3. $284B

In 2018, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $358B, followed by Crude petroleum ($332B) and Gasoline ($284B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.8T
2018 Value in Texas
$5.07T
Projected 2045 Value in Texas
81.2% growth

In 2018, total outbound Texas trade was $2.8T. This is expected to increase 81.2% to $5.07T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $97.6B
  2. $67.7B
  3. $60.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.6B, followed by Michigan with $67.7B and California and $60.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Education

In 2019, universities in Lubbock, TX awarded 11,745 degrees. The student population of Lubbock, TX is skewed towards women, with 21,876 male students and 24,388 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lubbock, TX are White (6,847 and 61.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,594 and 23.3%), Black or African American (734 and 6.6%), and Asian (507 and 4.56%).

The largest universities in Lubbock, TX by number of degrees awarded are Texas Tech University (8,646 and 73.6%), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (2,390 and 20.3%), and Lubbock Christian University (482 and 4.1%).

The most popular majors in Lubbock, TX are Registered Nursing (1,366 and 11.6%), General Business Administration & Management (533 and 4.54%), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (495 and 4.21%).

The median tuition costs in Lubbock, TX are $23,130 for private four year colleges, and $6,581 and $17,993 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,215 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 479 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 358 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lubbock, TX was Registered Nursing with 1,215 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lubbock, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 8,646 degrees awarded
  2. 2,390 degrees awarded
  3. 482 degrees awarded
$6,581
Median In-State Public
$23,130
Median Private

In 2019, the Lubbock, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Texas Tech University with 8,646 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,094
Degrees Awarded to Men
6,651
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 5,094 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lubbock, TX, which is 0.766 times less than the 6,651 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Lubbock, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,847 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,594 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    734 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Lubbock, TX was White students. These 6,847 degrees mean that there were 2.64 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,594 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lubbock, TX was $146,300 in 2018, which is 0.637 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $138,000 to $146,300, a 6.01% increase. The homeownership rate in Lubbock, TX is 52.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lubbock, TX have an average commute time of 14.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lubbock, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$146,300
2018 Median
± $7,563
$138,000
2017 Median
± $5,174

In 2018, the median property value in Lubbock, TX grew to to $146,300 from the previous year's value of $138,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lubbock, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lubbock, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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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.
$48,042
Median Household Income
± $2,585
97.5k
Number of Households
± 5,476

In 2018, the median household income of the 97.5k households in Lubbock, TX grew to $48,042 from the previous year's value of $45,764.

The following chart displays the households in Lubbock, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lubbock, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lubbock, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

52.5%
2018 Homeownership
49.7%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 52.5% of the housing units in Lubbock, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lubbock, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

14.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lubbock, TX have a shorter commute time (14.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.04% of the workforce in Lubbock, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (78.5%)
  2. Carpooled (12.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.08%)

In 2018, 78.5% of workers in Lubbock, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.7%) and those who worked at home (4.08%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lubbock, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lubbock, TX have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

86.8% of the population of Lubbock, TX has health coverage, with 48.6% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 8.74% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.3% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Texas was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Lubbock County, TX see 1220 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.329% increase from the previous year (1216 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1735 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 629 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Trinity County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (23.2%). Additionally, Burleson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,220 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lubbock County, TX

Primary care physicians in Lubbock County, TX see an average of 1,220 patients per year. This represents a 0.329% increase from the previous year (1,216 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lubbock County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Texas.
$6,998
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Texas
$4,696
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,273
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,895
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.2%
Uninsured
48.6%
Employer Coverage
14.8%
Medicaid
8.74%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
1.3%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lubbock, TX grew by 7.56% from 12.2% to 13.2%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 23.2% prevalence
  2. 22.7% prevalence
  3. 22.5% prevalence

Trinity County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 23.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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