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Lubbock is a city in Northwestern Texas and is the county seat of Lubbock County. The city is centered around the area where Interstate 27 and U.S. Highways 82, 84, and 87 intersect. Lubbock is the home of South Plains College, Lubbock Christian University, Texas Tech University, and Wayland Baptist University. These universities and the city’s healthcare facilities have earned it the nickname Hub City for its economic impact on the South Plains area.
Lubbock was founded in 1890 when the towns of Old Lubbock and Monterey merged together at a new site. The new town had a population of 50 residents. It became the county seat of Lubbock County in 1891 and officially became a city in 1909. The city has had a thriving farming and cotton industry throughout its history, and these industries were helped by the arrival of the railroad in 1909. In 1925, the city’s growth as an educational center began when Texas Technological College opened.
Things to Do
- The American Wind Power Center and Museum showcases the history of wind power. It is open Tuesday through Saturday year round and Sundays during the summer.
- The Museum of Texas Tech University has been recognized as the city’s top museum multiple times. It has a mix of exhibits focusing on art and natural history as well as a planetarium.
- Lubbock Community Theatre has plays and musicals throughout the year. Many cast members are local residents.
- The Museum of Agriculture’s mission statement is “to preserve the history of, tell the story of, and instill pride in American agriculture and values.” Exhibits include tractors, farm tools, and household items.
Lubbock has a population of just over 230,000 people. About 24% are children under the age of 18, and about 11% are senior citizens over the age of 65. Almost 30% of residents age 25 or older have a bachelor’s degree. The median household income is $43,000, and the median value of a home is about $110,000. The homeownership rate is 56%, and 73% of households have lived in the same home one year or longer. Over 21% of residents live below the poverty level.
Lubbock has hot summers and mild winter days. Winter nights, however, routinely drop below freezing. The average January low is 26 degrees, and the average July high is 93 degrees. There are about 20 inches of rain each year, and the rainy season is May and June. The average annual snowfall is about 19 inches. The city has an average of 3,194 hours of sunshine each year.
Lubbock, TX, Air Conditioning Repair, Maintenance, and Installation
Without careful planning, a hot Texas summer can send your utility bills through the roof. At Bruce Thornton Air Conditioning, we work with you to make sure that you can stay comfortable throughout the summer without ruining your budget. We also provide efficient heating systems so you can keep the same level of comfort during the winter.
Comfort and efficiency starts with selecting the right heating or cooling system. We carry energy-efficient models from the top name brands, and will always evaluate your home and existing system to help make sure you choose the model that’s best for your home. When emergency repair needs arise, we are on call 24/7 to restore your comfort as quickly as possible. To help head off potential problems and keep your energy bills low, we also offer preventive maintenance agreements. Contact us to learn more about how we can improve your comfort.