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.

Growth Estimates

Source: Environics Analytics, 9.24.18

Race By Location

 Lubbock CityLubbock CountyLubbock MSAWorkforce 15 County AreaLubbock 26 County Trade AreaTexasUSA
Source: Environics Analytics, 9.24.18
American Indian1.0%0.8%0.8%1.0%1.0%0.7%1.0%
Pacific Islander0.1%0.1%0.1%0.1%0.1%0.1%0.2%
Other Race11.1%11.0%11.2%13.0%14.3%11.1%6.8%
Two or More Races2.9%2.9%2.9%2.9%3.0%3.1%3.4%
Hispanic/Latino (any race)36.2%35.7%36.4%41.7%44.1%39.4%18.3%

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. 

 USATexasLubbock MSALubbock City
Source: Environics 2019 Estimates
Youth (0 - 20)26.70%30.20%30.80%31.20%
Young Adults (21 - 34)18.80%19.80%24.00%25.10%
Experienced Working Age (35 - 64)38.20%37.10%32.20%31.30%
Seniors (65+)16.30%12.90%13.00%12.40%

Small Businesses In Need of Financial Support?

Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19 and the multi-faceted impacts to economic development, the U.S. Small Business Administration has extended eligibility of Economic Injury Disaster Loans, which will provide long-term, low interest loans to qualifying businesses throughout the state of Texas. If you believe your business is an eligible candidate, click here to apply today.