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Lubbock, Texas is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas. The city is located in the northwestern part of the state. The Lubbock metro population is 318,679 with a catchment area of over 1.2 million.
Lubbock is a growing educational, commercial, medical and cultural center with a college-town atmosphere. The metropolitan population in excess of 300K residents of whom 30K+ are Texas Tech students, lives in mild seasonal conditions with an average of 267 days of sunshine per year. Lubbock residents enjoy an easy lifestyle with low housing costs, unique restaurants, bars and boutiques, and a drive of less than 25 minutes to anywhere in the city. Lubbock also has great public and private school systems and over 66 public parks, resulting in a very family- friendly atmosphere.
Schools The Lubbock area is home to more than 54,000 college students and nearly 13,200 college graduates annually, a number that continues to grow each year. Lubbock is home to a variety of public and private schools. See school rankings here.
Weather Lubbock has a mild climate with predominately warm days and cool nights throughout the year. Summers are hot with relatively low humidity, while winters are typically sunny and mild with infrequent extended cold periods. Lubbock sits 3,200 feet above sea level, making it comfortable year round.
Cost of Living The cost of living in the Lubbock area is far below the national average. According to the Council for Community and Economic Research, Lubbock’s overall cost of living index is 89.4 percent. Lubbock ranked No. 61 out of 268 urban areas in the nation and No. 12 out of 30 urban areas in the state of Texas for lowest cost of living.
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Utilities: Ranked #18 in U.S. for low cost of utilities Tax Rate: 1.5%
Culture & Attractions The “Hub City” has long been recognized as a birthplace for original music, producing greats like Buddy Holly & The Crickets, Waylon Jennings, Mac Davis, Roy Orbison, Tanya Tucker and Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks. Today, Lubbock continues to launch some of the best musical talent and is home to a diverse music scene ranging from Classical and Country & Western to Bluegrass, Tejano and Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Lubbock in the News
1. Lubbock ranks as one of the top 25 cities for people under 35 (Growella)
2. Ranked #1 on top U.S. cities with the shortest commutes to work (Safeco)
3. Ranked #20 for best performing cities in the U.S. (Milken)
4. Ranked #7 on opportunity cities list (Forbes)
5. Ranked #4 best city in the U.S. for job seekers (Business.com)