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Lubbock is a city in Lubbock County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Col. Thomas S. Lubbock, organizer of the Texas Rangers.

The latitude of Lubbock is 33.577N. The longitude is -101.854W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,202 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 206,481.


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Median household income
Local
$31,844
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lubbock demographic reports
Public transportation: Citibus (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2,395. The number of murders and homicides was 14. The violent crime rate was 11.6 per 1,000 people.
Lubbock received national attention for a 1970 tornado which killed 26 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Buddy Holly, musician
· William C. McCool, astronaut who died aboard the space shuttle Columbia in 2003
· Mac Davis, musician
· Waylon Jennings, musician
· Natalie Maines, musician (Dixie Chicks)
· Delbert McClinton, singer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Arts Festival - April 20-23, 2007
  • South Plains Fair - Sept. 21-29, 2007
  • Cowboy Symposium & Celebration - Sept. 6-9, 2007
  • Flatland Film Festival - Sept. 28-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lubbock web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Ballet Lubbock, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Buffalo Springs Lake
Lubbock attractions: Joyland Amusement Park
Sports teams: Cotton Kings (CHL)
Historic sites and museums: Lubbock Lake Landmark State Historical Park, American Wind Power Center, Texas Musicians' Hall of Fame, Ranching Heritage Center, Buddy Holly Center
Colleges and universities: Texas Tech, Lubbock Christian University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 76
Songs:
· "Lubbock or Leave It" (Dixie Chicks)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Lubbock demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lubbock County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lubbock area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 79413 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Lubbock residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lubbock ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lubbock was $17,511, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

27% of Lubbock residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Lubbock, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $441.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $799.


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Libraries

Libraries in Lubbock include Godeke Branch Library, Groves Branch Library, Lubbock Public Library, Patterson Branch Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Lubbock include Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Lubbock-Midland-Odessa El Editor

TV stations in Lubbock include KAMC, KCBD, KJTV, KLBK, KPTB, KTXT.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KOHM.

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Politics

Lubbock County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lubbock political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Lubbock workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 62 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lubbock between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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