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Lubbock County, Texas

 

Lubbock County, Texas

Lubbock County, Texas
The current Lubbock County Courthouse
Map of Texas highlighting Lubbock County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1891
Named for Thomas Saltus Lubbock
Seat Lubbock
Largest city Lubbock
Area
 • Total 901 sq mi (2,334 km2)
 • Land 896 sq mi (2,321 km2)
 • Water 5.1 sq mi (13 km2), 0.6%
Population
 • (2010) 278,831
 • Density 311/sq mi (120/km²)
Congressional district 19th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.tx.lubbock.cowww
The first Lubbock County Courthouse was used from 1891-1916.
The second Lubbock County Courthouse remained open until 1968, though a third courthouse had been built in 1950.

Lubbock County is a

  • Lubbock County government’s website
  • Lubbock County from the Handbook of Texas Online
  • Texas Tech University
  • Lubbock County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.  
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 191. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 3, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 3, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder".  

References

See also

Communities

Presidential Election Results 1960-2004
Year Democratic Republican
2012 28.8% 26,088 69.7% 63,133
2008 31.3% 30,486 68.4% 66,304
2004 24.1% 22,472 75.3% 70,135
2000 24.3% 18,469 73.8% 56,054
1996 30.6% 22,786 63.5% 47,304
1992 26.8% 22,240 59.0% 48,847
1988 30.3% 22,202 69.3% 50,760
1984 24.7% 18,793 75.0% 57,151
1980 27.6% 18,732 68.8% 46,711
1976 38.9% 24,797 60.4% 38,478
1972 25.9% 15,353 73.5% 43,564
1968 30.8% 15,430 51.1% 25,646
1964 55.9% 22,057 41.1% 17,372

Politics

The median income for a household in the county was $32,198, and the median income for a family was $41,067. Males had a median income of $29,961 versus $21,591 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,323. About 12.00% of families and 17.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.60% of those under age 18 and 10.70% of those age 65 or over.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 16.30% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 19.20% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.

There were 92,516 households out of which 31.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.20% were married couples living together, 12.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.00% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.10.

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 242,628 people, 92,516 households, and 60,135 families residing in the county. The population density was 270 people per square mile (104/km²). There were 100,595 housing units at an average density of 112 per square mile (43/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 74.30% White, 7.67% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 1.31% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 14.15% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. 27.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Demographics

Adjacent counties

Major highways

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.[5]

Geography

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Politics 3
  • Communities 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

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 (µSA), encompassing only Hockley County, form the larger Lubbock–Levelland Combined Statistical Area (CSA).

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