Lubbock, Texas is a medium-sized city with a population of slightly more than 244,000. Young adults (15-24) make up a higher percentage of the population here (23%) than nationally (14%), meaning they will find plenty of activities. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just over 34, are younger than most cities in Texas. Residents are fairly evenly split between owning (52%) and renting (48%) their residence. At $979/month, the average rent is roughly equal to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 18 minutes, quicker than most cities in Texas, Lubbock residents find that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (45%) drive themselves to work, while public transportation is not used widely. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Among residents over the age of 25 in Lubbock, 11% possess a Bachelor's degree and 6% have a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are four primary industries in Lubbock: retail, healthcare, education, and entertainment. Combined, these industries account for 29% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of around $62,000, Lubbock workers earn about $10,000 less than their peers elsewhere in Texas. Lubbock's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).