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Lubbock County, Texas

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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
The current Lubbock County Courthouse
The current Lubbock County Courthouse
Map of Texas highlighting Lubbock County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°37′N 101°49′W / 33.61°N 101.82°W / 33.61; -101.82
Country United States
State Texas
Founded1891
Named forThomas Saltus Lubbock
SeatLubbock
Largest cityLubbock
Area
 • Total901 sq mi (2,330 km2)
 • Land896 sq mi (2,320 km2)
 • Water5.1 sq mi (13 km2)  0.6%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
305,225
 • Density332.36/sq mi (128.32/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district19th
Websitewww.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, 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.

GeographyEdit

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) are land and 5.1 square miles (13 km2) (0.6%) are covered by water.[5]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

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. 2018307,412[6]10.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1850–2010[8] 2010–2014[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, 242,628 people, 92,516 households, and 60,135 families resided in the county. The population density was 270 people per square mile (104/km²). The 100,595 housing units averaged 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. About 27.45% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 92,516 households, 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 not families. About 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 distributed as 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 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.

Elected leadershipEdit

Legislative Representation Name Service
United States Congress, District 19 Jodey Arrington 2017 – Present
State Senator, District 28 Charles Perry 2014 – Present
State Representative, District 83 Dustin Burrows 2015 – Present
State Representative, District 84 John Frullo 2010 – Present
County Elected Leadership Name Service
County Judge Curtis Parrish 2019 – present
County Commissioner Pct 1 Bill McCay 2005 – present
County Commissioner Pct 2 Jason Corley 2019 – present
County Commissioner Pct 3 Gilbert Flores 2017 – present
County Commissioner Pct 4 Chad Seay 2019 – present
District Attorney K. Sunshine Stanek 2018 – present
District Clerk Barbara Sucsy 2003 – present
County Clerk Kelly Pinon 2007 – present
County Sheriff Kelly Rowe 2009 – present
County Tax Assessor-collector Ronnie Keister 2009 – present
County Treasurer Chris Winn 2015 – present

PoliticsEdit

Presidential election 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

CommunitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 3, 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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