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Lubbock County, Texas

Lubbock County is located in the South Plains of Texas. Land features rich soils with underground water that is broken by 1500 playas and the upper Brozos River. Local economy consists of cottonseed processing, agribusiness, cattle feedlots, varied manufacturing, higher education, medical center and government services.

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Average Price $3M
Lowest Price $3M
Highest Price $3M
Total Listings 1
Avg. Price/SQFT $1.4K

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Where is Lubbock County, Texas?

  • Lubbock County is located in Northwest Texas on the Southern High Plains, within the larger Great Plains of the western United States. The center of the county lies at 33°35' north latitude and 101°52' west longitude. Lubbock, its largest city, is 327 miles northwest of Dallas and 122 miles south of Amarillo. The county measures 893 square miles of flat tableland sloping gently from northwest to southeast, with elevations ranging from 2,900 to 3,400 feet.
  • As of the 2010 census, the population was 278,831. The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1891. It is named for Thomas Saltus Lubbock, a Confederate colonel, and Texas Ranger (some sources give his first name as Thompson). Lubbock County, along with Crosby County, and Lynn County, is part of the Lubbock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The Lubbock MSA and Levelland Micropolitan Statistical Area (µSA), encompassing only Hockley County, form the larger Lubbock–Levelland Combined Statistical Area.

Adjacent Counties

  • Hale County (north)
  • Crosby County (east)
  • Lynn County (south)
  • Hockley County (west)
  • Lamb County (northwest)
  • Terry County (southwest)
  • Garza County (southeast)
  • Floyd County (northeast)

Sites and Attractions in Lubbock County 

  • The Buddy Holly Center is a performance and visual arts center in Lubbock, Texas, dedicated to Buddy Holly as well as the music of Lubbock and West Texas more broadly. The building in which it is located opened as the city's Fort Worth and Denver South Plains Railway depot in 1928.
  • The Museum of Texas Tech University is part of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. It is made up of the main museum building, the Moody Planetarium, the Natural Science Research Laboratory, the research and educational elements of the Lubbock Lake Landmark, and the Val Verde County research site.
  • The National Ranching Heritage Center, a museum of ranching history, is located on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The NRHC features almost fifty authentic ranch buildings dating from the late 18th to the mid-20th century.

Farming and Ranching in Lubbock County

  • In later times Chinese elms, oaks, pines, cedars, and a few other trees were introduced, along with mesquite in the nineteenth century. The county is classed as semiarid; its average annual rainfall is 18.41 inches, most of which occurs during the growing season of 208 days. The average minimum temperature in January is 25° F, and the maximum in July averages 92°.
  •  Its soils are mainly brown to reddish-brown loams and sandy loams, with smaller areas of grayish-brown, silty clay loams. These overlie a clay subsoil and, beneath that, at from two to three feet from the surface, a hardpan of caliche made of calcium carbonate. This caliche forms the Caprock, which has generally prevented streams from cutting their way through the area. Beneath the caliche zone lie beds of water-filled sand of varying thickness but averaging about 300 feet; these make up a part of the great Ogallala Aquifer, formed some ten million years ago as great rivers deposited sand from the Rocky Mountains over an area extending several hundred miles east of the mountains, from what is now Canada to the South Plains of Texas. 

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