Welcome to Lubbock
You can live anywhere, but you can only live well in so many places. Lubbock prides itself on being an affordable place for families to plant their roots, and for professionals to chase their dreams, while maintaining a rich culture unique unto itself. You’ll find parks filled with families and beer gardens filled with friends, school districts where your kids will flourish and concert halls boasting amazing lineups. Here in Lubbock you can live well, dream big, and enjoy a better pace of life.
Life In LBK
Cost of Living
Living in the Capital of West Texas means living with more. More time spent with your family and friends instead of in traffic, more room to spread out and enjoy the fresh air, and more money in your pocket to build the life you’ve worked hard to achieve.
According to the Council for Community and Economic Research (2017 Annual Report), Lubbock’s overall cost of living index is 91.5 percent. Lubbock ranked 93rd out of 294 urban areas in the nation and 16th out of 32 urban areas in the state of Texas for lowest cost of living. As a result of this low cost of living, both employers and their employees benefit from a higher standard of living at a lower cost than almost anywhere else in the nation.
Housing makes all the difference. It determines how you’ll connect with your city, and the community they’re within. According to the Council for Community and Economic Research (2022 Annual Report), Lubbock’s overall cost of living index is 81 percent. Lubbock ranked 81st out of 294 urban areas in the nation and 16th out of 32 urban areas in the state of Texas for lowest cost of living. As a result of this low cost of living, both employers and their employees benefit from a higher standard of living at a lower cost than almost anywhere else in the nation.
With an average of 265 days of sunshine per year, Lubbock is the perfect place to soak up some Vitamin D while experiencing all the city has to offer. Lubbock’s mild climate provides the city with predominantly 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. The summer temperature maintains the low-90s, while the winter temperature dips into the mid-50s. Lubbock sits 3,200 ft. above sea level, making it comfortable year round. With an average of only 60 days of rain, the average annual precipitation is 18.69 inches. If you are looking for outdoor summer activities in June, make sure to check the weather first; as it is the wettest month in Lubbock with an average of 2.98 inches of precipitation.
Whether for yourself or for your family, there is nothing more important than finding the right fit for the next step in learning. With school districts dedicated to raising up talented future entrepreneurs, creatives, and amazing employees, and a collection of higher education institutions, it’s never been easier to find the right spot for you and yours.
Lubbock is home to Covenant Health, the region’s largest health system, offering the most comprehensive health care services available between Dallas and Phoenix. Lubbock’s health care hub serves a population of more than 1.2 million people. It is important to note that the health care sector is a vital component of the Lubbock economy. It employs more than 17,000 people, whose payroll ($543.3 million) and related contributions produce a $735.6 million impact to the Lubbock area. Furthermore, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is consistently ranked in the top 120 medical programs in the country and houses the TTUHSC School of Medicine, TTUHSC School of Nursing and TTUHSC School of Allied Health. Major health care facilities in Lubbock include:
Located on the South Plains of West Texas, Lubbock has long been known as the “Hub City.” The nickname is related to Lubbock’s accessible location on the crossroads of Interstate 27 and four major U.S. highways. Lubbock is in the central time zone and is equal distance to both coasts, allowing for ease of U.S. distribution. Within the city, you will find a well-planned transportation network with an average commute time of 16 minutes.
Lubbock is the 10th largest city in Texas, the second largest west of Interstate 35, and is projected to grow 3% through 2028.
With a median age of 31, the city’s residents are youthful and hardworking. Featuring a regional population base of more than 645,647 people, Lubbock’s size affords businesses access to dedicated community leaders and personalized service, while providing you with a pipeline of personnel to fill your workforce needs.