Lubbock County, Texas Article

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Lubbock County, Texas
Lubbock County, TX, Courthouse IMG 0074.JPG
The current Lubbock County Courthouse
Map of Texas highlighting Lubbock County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded1891
Named for Thomas Saltus Lubbock
Seat Lubbock
Largest cityLubbock
Area
 • Total901 sq mi (2,334 km2)
 • Land896 sq mi (2,321 km2)
 • Water5.1 sq mi (13 km2), 0.6%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2015)299,453
 • Density332.36/sq mi (128.32/km2)
Congressional district 19th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.co.lubbock.tx.us
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 county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 278,831. [1] Its county seat is Lubbock. [2] The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1891. [3] It is named for Thomas Saltus Lubbock, [4] 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 (µSA), encompassing only Hockley County, form the larger Lubbock–Levelland Combined Statistical Area (CSA).

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. [5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
188025
18903332.0%
1900293787.9%
19103,6241,136.9%
192011,096206.2%
193039,104252.4%
194051,78232.4%
1950101,04895.1%
1960156,27154.7%
1970179,29514.7%
1980211,65118.0%
1990222,6365.2%
2000242,6289.0%
2010278,83114.9%
Est. 2016303,137 [6]8.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1850–2010 [8] 2010–2014 [1]

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.

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.

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [10]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 66.3% 65,651 28.3% 28,023 5.4% 5,339
2012 69.6% 63,469 28.8% 26,271 1.6% 1,444
2008 68.0% 66,304 31.3% 30,486 0.8% 744
2004 75.3% 70,135 24.1% 22,472 0.6% 544
2000 73.8% 56,054 24.3% 18,469 2.0% 1,485
1996 63.5% 47,304 30.6% 22,786 5.9% 4,399
1992 59.0% 48,847 26.8% 22,240 14.2% 11,771
1988 69.3% 50,760 30.3% 22,202 0.5% 330
1984 75.0% 57,151 24.7% 18,793 0.4% 275
1980 68.8% 46,711 27.6% 18,732 3.6% 2,424
1976 60.4% 38,478 38.9% 24,797 0.7% 432
1972 73.5% 43,564 25.9% 15,353 0.6% 379
1968 51.1% 25,646 30.8% 15,430 18.1% 9,078
1964 44.0% 17,372 55.9% 22,057 0.1% 34
1960 56.4% 20,065 43.1% 15,340 0.6% 202
1956 52.6% 13,970 47.2% 12,540 0.3% 66
1952 58.0% 16,137 41.8% 11,650 0.2% 58
1948 18.7% 2,837 73.1% 11,114 8.3% 1,256
1944 10.8% 1,169 70.5% 7,654 18.7% 2,033
1940 13.6% 1,283 86.2% 8,113 0.2% 17
1936 8.8% 622 91.0% 6,425 0.2% 16
1932 9.9% 590 89.5% 5,330 0.6% 33
1928 60.8% 3,079 39.1% 1,979 0.1% 7
1924 17.5% 411 74.3% 1,740 8.2% 192
1920 14.1% 204 81.3% 1,180 4.7% 68
1916 4.9% 34 90.7% 633 4.4% 31
1912 3.7% 16 85.3% 366 11.0% 47

Communities

Cities

Towns

Village

Unincorporated communities

Ghost Town

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. 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. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
  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. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  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". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  10. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org.

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LUBBOCK COUNTY TEXAS Latitude and Longitude:

33°37′N 101°49′W / 33.61°N 101.82°W / 33.61; -101.82