Lubbock Tourism, Texas

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Lubbock (/ˈlʌbək/ LUB-ək)is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. The city is located in the northwestern part of the state, a region known historically and geographically as the Llano Estacado and ecologically is part of the southern end of the High Plains. According to a 2015 Census estimate, Lubbock had a population of 249,042, making it the 83rd most populous city in the United States of America and the 11th most populous city in the state of Texas. The city is the economic center of the Lubbock metropolitan area, which had an estimated 2015 population of 311,154. Lubbock's nickname, "Hub City", derives from it being the economic, education, and health care hub of the multicounty region, north of the Permian Basin and south of the Texas Panhandle, commonly called the South Plains. The area is the largest contiguous cotton-growing region in the world and is heavily dependent on water drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer for irrigation. Lubbock was selected as the 12th best place to start a small business by CNN mentioned the city's traditional business atmosphere: low rent for commercial space, central location, and cooperative city government. Lubbock High School has been recognized for three consecutive years by Newsweek as one of the top high schools in the United States based in part on its international baccalaureate program.


Lubbock tourism has been associated with its cotton fields and cattle, for the longest time now. But there is so much more to this very lively city of Texas. In fact, it is also referred to as the “Hub City” owing to the number of educational institutes and several economic and healthcare hubs.

On attractions front, there is a good mix of historic places as well some museums, especially, apt for children. The National Ranching Heritage Center is one of the best things to do in Lubbock with children. The museum throws light on the city’s ranching history. Featuring about fifty ranch buildings dating from the 18th-20th century, this Center is simply too good. Then, there is the Buddy Holly Center paying tribute to the iconic Buddy Holly who pioneered rock music. Other worthwhile attractions include Silent Wings Museum, American Wind Power Center and the Science Spectrum Museum.

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Facts and Stats for Lubbock*

  • Pollution Statistics in Lubbock

    Know the pollution level of Lubbock before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 21.88 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 20.83 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 29.17 (Low)
  • Lubbock: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Lubbock for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lubbock.

    • Burglary and Theft 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30.56 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 66.67 (High)
    • Attacks 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 72.22 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 36.11 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 61.11 (High)
  • Living in Lubbock - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Lubbock is 192.9 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 51.74 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 73.25 (High)
    • Pollution Index 30.1 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15.33 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 63.59 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 76.11 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.25 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 121.28 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Lubbock

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Lubbock

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.63 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 60.71 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.86 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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