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About Lubbock

236,065 in city
298,931 in metro
115 km² (44 mi²)
976.101440429 m
With an average elevation of 3,256 feet, Lubbock is located in northwest Texas, at the center of the South Plains. It was founded in 1876 and takes its name from Thomas S. Lubbock, a former Texas Ranger. Lubbock's economy relies on agriculture as well as on a variety of manufacturing facilities located within the region. Today the city is most well known as being the home of Texas Tech University.

Metro Cities

Lubbock, Plainview

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
198 All Buildings
under construction

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Metro Tower 274 ft 1955
2 Wells Fargo Building 209 ft 1968
3 Bank of America Tower 143 ft 1940
4 Lubbock County Courthouse 95 ft 1950
5 Green Building 84 ft 1926