Regional Commute Patterns

Four out of every five residents of the Lubbock MSA lives in the city of Lubbock itself. As a result, long-distance commuting patterns in the larger 3-county MSA are not especially significant.

In 2014, an average of about 93,915 residents of the city of Lubbock also claimed the city as their place of work. Another 38,220 people work in the city but live elsewhere. Outbound commuting is up modestly over the past decade. About 24,850 residents of Lubbock are employed outside the city limits.