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Lubbock County
The current Lubbock County Courthouse
The current Lubbock County Courthouse
Map of Texas highlighting Lubbock County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
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Texas's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Texas
Founded 1891
Named for Thomas Saltus Lubbock
Seat Lubbock
Largest city Lubbock
Area
 • Total 901 sq mi (2,330 km2)
 • Land 896 sq mi (2,320 km2)
 • Water 5.1 sq mi (13 km2)  0.6%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 310,639
 • Density 344.77/sq mi (133.12/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 19th
Lubbock County Courthouse 1891
The first Lubbock County Courthouse was used from 1891 to 1916.
Lubbock County Courthouse 1915
The second Lubbock County Courthouse remained open until 1968, though a third courthouse had been built in 1950.

Lubbock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. The 2020 census placed the population at 310,639. Its county seat and largest city is Lubbock. The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1891. It is named for Thomas Saltus Lubbock, a Confederate colonel and Texas Ranger (some sources give his first name as Thompson).

Lubbock County, along with Crosby County, and Lynn County, is part of the Lubbock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The Lubbock MSA and Levelland Micropolitan Statistical Area, encompassing only Hockley County, form the larger Lubbock–Levelland Combined Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 901 square miles (2,330 km2), of which 896 square miles (2,320 km2) is land and 5.1 square miles (13 km2) (0.6%) is water.

Major highways

  • I-27.svg Interstate 27
  • US 62.svg US 82.svg U.S. Highway 62/U.S. Highway 82
  • US 84.svg U.S. Highway 84
  • US 87.svg U.S. Highway 87
  • Texas 114.svg State Highway 114
  • Texas Loop 289.svg Loop 289

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 25
1890 33 32.0%
1900 293 787.9%
1910 3,624 1,136.9%
1920 11,096 206.2%
1930 39,104 252.4%
1940 51,782 32.4%
1950 101,048 95.1%
1960 156,271 54.7%
1970 179,295 14.7%
1980 211,651 18.0%
1990 222,636 5.2%
2000 242,628 9.0%
2010 278,831 14.9%
2020 310,639 11.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010 2020

2020 census

Lubbock County, Texas - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 159,815 154,994 57.32% 49.90%
Black or African American alone (NH) 19,957 25,663 7.16% 8.26%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 1,026 1,436 0.37% 0.46%
Asian alone (NH) 5,650 9,490 2.03% 3.05%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 161 180 0.06% 0.06%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 284 968 0.10% 0.31%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 3,014 8,738 1.08% 2.81%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 88,924 109,170 31.89% 35.14%
Total 278,831 310,639 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

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Unincorporated communities

Ghost Town

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