2010: 229,573, #84 in U.S., #11 in Texas

1950: 71,396, #163 in U.S.

2010 Metropolitan Area: 284,890, #162 in U.S.

1950 Metropolitan Area: 101,048, #146 in U.S.


Lubbock was founded in 1890 in an area of ranching and farming. Texas Tech University is just west of downtown.


Tallest building: Metro Tower, 274 feet (1955)


Lubbock has no downtown department stores.


Amtrak has no service to Lubbock.


The Buddy Holly Center is in the old Fort Worth and Denver South Plains Railway depot. The Museum of Agriculture is just east of downtown.


Downtown Lubbock


Downtown Lubbock has no movie theaters. The Cactus Theater (1938), south of downtown, has a variety of concerts. The Civic Center Theatre (1976) hosts the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. The City Bank Auditorium (1956), west of downtown, hosts touring Broadway shows. The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, under construction downtown, is scheduled to open in 2020.


The Lubbock Municipal Coliseum (1956), west of downtown, and the United Supermarkets Arena (at Texas Tech University, 1999) have sporting events and concerts.

Map of Downtown Lubbock

Convention and Visitors Bureau