Migrating to Lubbock: map shows where people who move to Lubbock are coming from
Lubbock County’s population is on a steady upward trajectory, coming just shy of 300,000 according to the latest estimate. Where are the new Lubbockites coming from?
The U.S. Census Bureau says Lubbock County’s population reached 299,453 last year, which means the county’s population has increased more than 20,000 since 2010. Lubbock is now the second most populous county in west Texas (second only to El Paso County).
While some of Lubbock’s population growth is of course due to births within the county, much of the growth can be attributed to migration—people moving from other areas to Lubbock County.
Using data from the Internal Revenue Service, Forbes created an interactive map showing migration trends between U.S. counties. An examination of this map reveals the following migration trends for Lubbock County:
>> Most of the people moving to Lubbock County come from the South Plains region or southeast New Mexico.
>> Significant inbound migration also comes from the American Southwest—particularly southern California, southern Arizona, and the Las Vegas area.
>> Noticeable migration likewise takes place from Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah, and Washington.
>> When people leave Lubbock County, they usually move to large east Texas cities
>> The Dallas area is a particularly popular destination for people moving out of Lubbock.
The Texas State Demographic Center projects the population of Lubbock County to reach 400,000 within the next 40 years.
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