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.


Distance from Lubbock to Major Cities

Albuquerque, New Mexico321516
Amarillo, Texas (I-40)121194
Austin, Texas384617
Chihuahua, Mexico344553
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas322518
Denver, Colorado542872
Houston, Texas531854
Los Angeles1,1061780
Midland/Odessa, Texas (I-20)119191
New York City1,7942887
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma351564
San Francisco1,4052261

This information was generated by the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance.


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.



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Economic Data & Indicators

LEDA continues to embark on a variety of new developments, which results in exponential job growth in Lubbock. With a world-class university system, a high-quality operating environment, competitive cost environment and an integrated approach to addressing economic development and workforce issues, Lubbock is the place to do business.

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Lubbock is the 11th largest city in Texas, the 2nd largest west of Interstate 35 and is projected to grow 7 percent through 2022.

At 318,679 people (Metropolitan Statistical Area), Lubbock is the 11th largest city in Texas, the 2nd largest west of Interstate 35 and is projected to grow 7 percent through 2022. With a median age of 31, the city’s residents are youthful but 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 workforce needs.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in the Lubbock area is below the national average. According to the Council for Community and Economic Research, Lubbock’s overall cost of living index is 91.5 percent. Lubbock ranked No. 93 out of 294 urban areas in the nation and No. 16 out of 32 urban areas in the state of Texas for lowest cost of living.