South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX

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2022 Population
148,221
23.3% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.5
7.35% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.9%
23% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$79,781
19.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$210,200
22.4% 1-year growth

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In 2022, South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX had a population of 148k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $79,781. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX declined from 193,239 to 148,221, a −23.3% decrease and its median household income grew from $66,683 to $79,781, a 19.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.6%), White (Hispanic) (15.8%), Two+ (Hispanic) (9.77%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.98%), and Other (Hispanic) (5.86%).

17.7% of the households in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.7% of the residents in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX was $210,200, and the homeownership rate was 72.7%.

Most people in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.4 minutes. The average car ownership in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX is home to a population of 148k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.91% of South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX residents were born outside of the country (8.77k people).

In 2022, there were 3.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.9k people) in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.4k White (Hispanic) and 14.5k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX are Spanish (20,737 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (1,097 households), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (516 households).

Citizenship

96.7%
2022 Citizenship
96.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.7% of South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    83.9k ± 2.05k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    23.4k ± 1.99k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    14.5k ± 1.82k
32.5%
Hispanic Population
48.2k people

In 2022, there were 3.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.9k people) in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.4k White (Hispanic) and 14.5k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

32.5% of the people in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX are hispanic (48.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.91%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.77k people
6.44%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
12.4k people

As of 2022, 5.91% of South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX residents (8.77k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX was 6.44%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    20,737 households (14.9%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    1,097 households (0.79%)
  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    516 households (0.372%)

17.7% of the households in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX was Spanish. 14.9% of the households in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,046 ± 315
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,003 ± 409
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,008 ± 222

South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX employs 70.7k people. The largest industries in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX are Elementary & secondary schools (5,724 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (4,624 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,598 people), and the highest paying industries are Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing ($158,365), National security & international affairs ($156,169), and Petroleum refining ($143,447).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
42,652
Women
47.2%
47,693
Men
52.8%

The workforce of South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX in 2020 was 90,345 people, with 47.2% woman, and 52.8% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX.

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Occupations

70.7k
2022 Value
−22.8%
1 Year decline
± −22.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX declined at a rate of −22.8%, from 91.6k employees to 70.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX, are Postsecondary teachers (2,009 people), Registered nurses (1,900 people), and Cashiers (1,884 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

70.7k
2022 Value
−22.8%
1 Year decline
± −22.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX declined at a rate of −22.8%, from 91.6k employees to 70.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,724 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (4,624 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,598 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX, though some of these residents may live in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$58,066
Median earning men ± $1,663
$36,393
Median earning women ± $2,251

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($92,500), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,250), and Public Administration ($78,125).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($62,917), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,976), and Public Administration ($47,478).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.872% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.02% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (29.7k), Some college (27.4k), and Bachelors Degree (22.6k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX was $210,200 in 2022, which is 0.746 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $171,800 to $210,200, a 22.4% increase. The homeownership rate in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX is 72.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX is $79,781. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX was Fort Bend County (Northwest) PUMA, TX with a value of $159,431, followed by Denton County (South Central)--Flower Mound Town & Highland Village City PUMA, TX and Collin County (Northwest)--Celina City & Prosper Town PUMA, TX, with respective values of $157,973 and $153,785.

Property

$210,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,263
$40,764
Median Property Taxes
±$1,480

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72.7%
Homeownership
2022
65.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.7% of the housing units in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.9%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX was Fort Bend County (Northwest) PUMA, TX with a value of $159,431, followed by Denton County (South Central)--Flower Mound Town & Highland Village City PUMA, TX and Collin County (Northwest)--Celina City & Prosper Town PUMA, TX, with respective values of $157,973 and $153,785.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$79,781
Median Household Income
± $2,011
56.1k
Number of Households
± 1,924

In 2022, the median household income of the 56.1k households in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX grew to $79,781 from the previous year's value of $66,683.

The following chart displays the households in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.455
2022 Wage GINI in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX

In 2022, the income inequality in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.98% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.54%)

In 2022, 82.4% of workers in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (5.54%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX have a shorter commute time (19.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.24% of the workforce in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX (15.9k out of 146k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

87.2% of the population of South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX has health coverage, with 51.8% on employee plans, 10.5% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 0.921% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Texas see 1629 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.792% decrease from the previous year (1642 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1660 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 759 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,629 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Texas

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,629 patients per year. This represents a 0.792% decrease from the previous year (1,642 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Texas in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.9% under 18 years, 19.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 14% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

12.8%
Uninsured
51.8%
Employer Coverage
10.5%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
0.921%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX grew by 1.44% from 12.6% to 12.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in South Plains Association of Governments--Lubbock County, Lubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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