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Encyclopedia > Lubbock County, Texas

Lubbock County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 242,628. Its county seat is Lubbock6. Lubbock is named for Thomas Saltus Lubbock, a Confederate colonel and Texas Ranger. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Flag of Lubbock Lubbock is the ninth-largest city in the state of Texas, located in the northwestern part of the state, a region known historically as the Llano Estacado. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Thomas (some sources say Thompson) Saltus Lubbock (November 29, 1817-January 1862) was a Texas Ranger and soldier in the Confederate army during the American Civil War. ... For other meanings of confederate and confederacy, see confederacy (disambiguation) National Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Official language English de facto nationwide Various European and Native American languages regionally Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Largest... Texas Rangers, a body of law enforcement in the state of Texas which is the oldest law enforcement body in North America with statewide jurisdiction and serves as a State Bureau of Investigation. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,333 km² (901 mi²). 2,330 km² (899 mi²) of it is land and 3 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.13% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Adjacent counties

Hale County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Crosby County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Lynn County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Hockley County is a county located in the state of Texas. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 242,628 people, 92,516 households, and 60,135 families residing in the county. The population density is 104/km² (270/mi²). There are 100,595 housing units at an average density of 43/km² (112/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 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 are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 92,516 households out of which 31.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.20% are married couples living together, 12.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.00% are non-families. 26.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.52 and the average family size is 3.10. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county, the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.60 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $32,198, and the median income for a family is $41,067. Males have a median income of $29,961 versus $21,591 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,323. 17.80% of the population and 12.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.60% of those under the age of 18 and 10.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Abernathy is a city located in Texas. ... Buffalo Springs is a village located in Lubbock County, Texas. ... Idalou is a city located in Lubbock County, Texas. ... Flag of Lubbock Lubbock is the ninth-largest city in the state of Texas, located in the northwestern part of the state, a region known historically as the Llano Estacado. ... New Deal is a town located in Lubbock County, Texas. ... Ransom Canyon is a town located in Lubbock County, Texas. ... Reese Center is a census-designated place located in Lubbock County, Texas. ... Shallowater is a city located in Lubbock County, Texas. ... Slaton is a city located in Lubbock County, Texas. ... Wolfforth is a city located in Lubbock County, Texas. ...

See also

A dry county is a county in the United States whose government forbids the sale of alcoholic beverages. ...

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Lubbock County, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (385 words)
Lubbock County is a county located in the state of Texas.
In the county, the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $32,198, and the median income for a family is $41,067.
Handbook of Texas Online: LUBBOCK COUNTY (2345 words)
Lubbock County was split off from the Bexar District by the legislature on August 21, 1876, as an unorganized county and was successively attached for administration to Young, Baylor, and Crosby counties.
Lubbock County was attractive to the growing number of people lured to West Texas by the favorable land laws of the state as well as by fertile soil.
Lubbock County had a Republican congressman by the 1980s and voted for Ronald Reagan in 1984, George H. Bush in 1988 and 1992, and the Republican candidate for governor in 1982 and 1985; it divided its loyalty among Republican and Democratic candidates for state offices.
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