Income/capita 18%
Household income 18%
Unemployment 24%
Income per capita$24,535$27,828$29,829
Median household income$45,499$54,727$55,322
Median income owner occupied$64,983$70,980$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,187$36,330$35,192
Median earnings male$27,000$36,153$36,919
Median earnings female$19,851$25,035$26,250
Unemployment rate3.5%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level20.9%16.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Lubbock is 18% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Lubbock is 18% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Lubbock is 24% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Lubbock is 38% higher than the national average

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      Lubbock employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.8%0.9%
      Manufacturing sector7.0%1.5%
      Financial & insurance services3.5%4.3%
      Wholesale & retail services19.0%14.4%
      Public administration3.8%2.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.5%1.9%
      Education, health & social services17.4%43.9%

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      Idalou, TX2,200$61,02310%
      Buffalo Springs, TX434$49,37511%
      Lubbock, TX244,507$45,49918%

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      Madison, WI246,034$56,4642%
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      Lubbock, TX244,507$45,49918%
      Source: The Lubbock, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).