Lubbock, Texas - Facts & Figures
Lubbock, Texas was founded in 1890 and named after a former Texas Ranger. It is located in northwest Texas in an area of the state known as Llano Estacado. Lubbock has been nicknamed the "Hub City" because it is the economic, education and healthcare hub of the South Plains.
Three universities make their homes in Lubbock, including Lubbock Christian University, Texas Tech University, and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Lubbock is the largest contiguous cotton growing area in the world, according to CNNmoney.com, and their high school has been one of the top schools in the nation for several years running.
- Population: 230,713
- Industries: Educational services; Construction; Accommodation and food services; Health care; Public administration; Professional, scientific, and technical services; Administrative and support and waste management services
- Area Codes: 806
- ZIP Codes: 79401, 79402, 79403, 79404, 79405, 79406, 79407, 79408, 79409, 79410, 79411, 79412, 79413, 79414, 79415, 79416, 79423, 79424, 79430, 79452, 79453, 79457, 79464, 79490, 79491, 79493, 79499
- Surrounding Cities: Wolfforth, TX; Reese Center, TX; Buffalo Springs, TX;Shallowater, TX; Ransom Canyon, TX; New Deal, TX; Idalou, TX; Slaton, TX