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Lubbock County, Texas
Lubbock County, TX, Courthouse IMG 0074
The current Lubbock County Courthouse.
Map of Texas highlighting Lubbock County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1851
Seat Lubbock
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

901 sq mi (2,334 km²)
899 sq mi (2,328 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.13%
 - (2000)
 - Density

269/sq mi (104/km²)
File:Lubbock County Courthouse 1891.jpg
File:Lubbock County Courthouse 1915.jpg

Lubbock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, the population was 242,628. Its county seat is Lubbock[1]. Lubbock is named for Thomas Saltus Lubbock, a Confederate colonel and Texas Ranger (some sources give his first name as Thompson).

Lubbock County, along with neighboring Crosby County, form the Lubbock Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county is also part of the Lubbock–Levelland Combined Statistical Area.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 901 square miles (2,333 km²), of which 899 square miles (2,330 km²) is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) (0.13%) is water.

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As of the census[2] 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.

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.

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.

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.

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Coordinates: 33°37′N 101°49′W / 33.61, -101.82

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