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At 318,679 people (Metropolitan Statistical Area), Lubbock is the 10th largest city in Texas, the 2nd largest west of Interstate 35 and is projected to grow 3 percent 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.

Growth Estimates

Lubbock, TX (City)Lubbock County, TXLubbock, TX MetroTexasUSA
2010 Census228,585278,831290,80525,145,549308,745,377
2020 Census257,141310,639321,36829,145,505331,449,281
2023 Estimate264,973318,651329,26330,065,904334,500,069
2028 Projection273,473329,305339,62731,310,079341,662,969
Percent Change: 2010 to 202012.4911.4110.5115.917.35
Percent Change: 2020 to 20233.052.582.463.160.92
Percent Change: 2023 to 20283.213.343.154.142.14
Environics Analytics, 1.1.23 | Benchmark: USA


Lubbock CityLubbock CountyLubbock MSATexasUSA
Hispanic/Latino (any race)37.65%37.13%37.54%40.93%19.88%
Source: Environics Analytics, 1.1.23

Average Age by City Comparison

Lubbock’s age structure differs substantially from the national and state patterns. This is mainly attributed to our large college-age population found at Texas Tech University. Over one-fourth of the City of Lubbock’s population (26%) falls between the ages of 21 and 34, compared to 19% for the U.S. and 20% in Texas overall. 

Lubbock, TX (city)Lubbock County, TXLubbock, TX MetroTexasUSA
Median Age31.3332.0432.2235.8539.23
Environics Analytics, 1.1.23 | Benchmark: USA