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Lubbock Facts and Figures


Area: 115 square miles
City population: 202,000
County population: 246,108
Altitude: 3,245 feet above sea level


Average high temperature: 73.5 degrees
Average low temperature: 46.8 degrees
Annual average temperature: 60.1 degrees
Average precipitation: 18.65 inches
Coldest month: January, average low temperature 24.6 degrees
Hottest month: July, average high temperature 91.9 degrees
Annual snowfall: 11.3 inches
Wettest month: June, average precipitation 2.75 inches
Average days with highs over 90 degrees: 80
Average days with lows 32 degrees and below: 92
Prevailing wind direction: south
Average wind speed: 12.4 mph
Average annual days of sunshine: 277

Recreational Facilities

More than 65 public parks with 3,267 total acres, including 2,198 developed acres. There also are 382 surface acres of water at 24 sites.
Six public and three private golf courses
Four public swimming pools
200 public and private tennis courts
Museum of Texas Tech
Moody Planetarium
National Ranching Heritage Center
Science Spectrum & OMNIMAX® Theatre
Lubbock Symphony Orchestra
Lubbock Lake Landmark
Ballet Lubbock
Lubbock Ballet Theatre
Lubbock Municipal Coliseum, 9,023 maximum capacity
Lubbock Municipal Auditorium, 2,835 seating capacity
Texas Tech's United Spirit Arena, 15,050 seating capacity
Texas Tech University Recreational Sports, including Aquatic Center and Leisure Pool
Buffalo Springs Lake (1,229 square acres)
Canyon Lakes Project (710 acres)
Prairie Dog Town
American Wind Power Center
Buddy Holly Center and Walk of Fame
Lake Alan Henry in Justiceburg


Electric: Xcel Energy, Lubbock Power & Light & Water (City of Lubbock) and South Plains Electric Cooperative Inc.
Gas: Atmos Energy

About the Residents

Households: 84,066 (City Planning Department estimate)
Per capita income: $17,658
Median family income: $42,892

Geographic Information

Lubbock is located in the center of the Texas South Plains
North Latitude: 33 degrees, 39 minutes, 5 seconds; West
Longitude: 101 degrees, 49 minutes, 33 seconds.

Civic Center

300,000 square feet total space
1,500 parking spaces
1,403-seat theater
40,000-square-foot exhibit hall (column-free)
4,914 auditorium seating
1,344 classroom seating
2,688 banquet seating
Computerized climate control; hospitality suite; terrace suite
12 meeting rooms
14,105-square foot banquet hall
960 banquet seating divisible by folding partitions into one-third and two-thirds space

Distance to Major Cities

Albuquerque, N.M.: 321 miles
Amarillo: 119 miles
Austin: 389 miles
Dallas: 322 miles
Denver: 538 miles
El Paso: 344 miles
Fort Worth: 292 miles
Houston: 518 miles
Midland: 117 miles
San Antonio: 397 miles


Total of nine libraries in Lubbock, including four public libraries with about 300,000 volumes.


Highways (East-West): U.S. 62/82 and Texas 114; (North-South): U.S. 84, U.S. 87 and Interstate 27.
Railroads: Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe; Burlington Northern; and Seagraves, Whiteface and Lubbock (Brownfield).
Motor freight: About 38 carriers offering interstate and/or intrastate service.
Air travel: Lubbock International Airport. Three commercial carriers: American Eagle, Continental Express and Southwest Airlines.