Lubbock, the Hub City, is in west Texas. Did you know that the largest contiguous cotton-growth in the world takes place in Lubbock? Did you know that Lubbock is ranked at the twelfth position as the best town to start a small business by CNNMoney.com? Here are some facts you show know about this West Texas gem-Lubbock.
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Geographical and Demographic Fast Facts of Lubbock
- Lubbock is in northwestern part of Texas.
- It is the county seat of Lubbock County.
- It is located at the intersection of U.S. routes 84 and 62 (northwest Texas).
- Major highways serving Lubbock are: I-27, TX 114, U.S. Route 87.
- It is the eleventh most populous city in the state.
- The official elevation of Lubbock is 3,256ft above sea level.
- The city experiences about 236 sunny days a year.
- The ethnic composition of Lubbock, Texas includes White-75.8%, African American-8.6%, Native American-0.7%, Asian-2.4%, Pacific Islander-0.1%, Other Race: 9.9%, and two or more races- 2.5%.
History Fast Facts of Lubbock
- In 1876, Lubbock County was founded.
- Lubbock was named after a former Texas Ranger- Thomas Saltus Lubbock.
- In 1891, it became the county seat.
- In 1909, it was incorporated as a city.
- The first railroad train arrived in 1909.
- In 1925, Texas Technological College was established.
- The city celebrated its centennial in 2009.
Government and Economy Fast Facts of Lubbock
- Lubbock has a council-manager type of government.
- The city was built on a flourishing farming industry.
- The largest contiguous cotton-growth in the world takes place in Lubbock.
- The city is a perfect place for entrepreneurs. According to CNNMoney.com (2009), Lubbock is ranked at the twelfth position as the best town to start a small business.
- The city is the hub for education, health care and economy in the region called as the South Plains.
Important and Interesting Fast Facts of Lubbock
- Lubbock is nicknamed as “The Hub City”.
- “The Giant Side of Texas” is the motto of the Hub City.
- It has more neighborhood parks per capita, as compared to other cities in the state.
- The city is popular for being the birthplace of Buddy Holly, the Rock n Roll legend.
- The popular souvenirs of Lubbock are the “Boot Koozie” and “Bandannas”.
- Some of the well-known country musicians who have their roots in Lubbock are: Butch Hancock, Delbert McClinton, Lloyd Maines, Jimmie Gilmore, Joe Ely, and many more.
- The oldest restaurant in Lubbock is Gardski’s restaurant on Broadway. It was established in the 1920s.
- The city is home to Texas Tech University.
- The First United Methodist Church of Lubbock houses one of the four largest rose windows in the world measuring 26 1/2 ft in diameter.
- The main daily newspaper of Lubbock is the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.