Lubbock is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. The city is located in the northwestern part of the state, a region known historically as the Llano Estacado, and the home of Texas Tech University and Lubbock Christian University. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Lubbock has a population was 229,573.
Lubbock's nickname is the "Hub City," which derives from it being the economic, education, and health care hub of a multi-county region commonly called the South Plains. The area is the largest contiguous cotton-growing region in the world. Lubbock was selected as the 12th best place to start a small business by CNNMoney.com. They mentioned the community's traditional business atmosphere, less expensive rent for commercial space, and its central location and cooperation from city government.
Up until May 9, 2009, Lubbock County allowed package sales but not "by the drink" sales of alcohol except at private institutions such as country clubs. Inside the Lubbock city limits, the situation was reversed with restaurants and bars able to serve alcohol but liquor stores are forbidden. On May 9, 2009, Proposition 1, which expanded the sale of packaged alcohol in the county, passed by nearly a margin of 2 to 1 with 64.5 percent in favor. Proposition 2, which legalized the sale of mixed-drink in restaurants county-wide, passed with 69.5 percent in favor. On September 23, 2009 The TABC issued permits to more than 80 stores in Lubbock.
The Lubbock area is the largest contiguous cotton-growing region in the world and is heavily dependent on irrigation water drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer. However, the aquifer is being depleted at a rate that is not sustainable in the long term. Much progress has been made in the area of water conservation and new technologies such as Low Energy Precision Application (LEPA) irrigation were originally developed in the Lubbock area. A pipeline to Lake Alan Henry is expected to supply up to 3.2 billion gallons of water per year upon completion in 2012.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,844, and the median income for a family was $41,418.
Lubbock has a mild, semi-arid climate. On average, Lubbock receives 18.7 inches of rain and 10.2 inches of snow per year. Summers in Lubbock are hot, although temperatures usually drop degrees overnight, creating lows between 60 °F and 70 °F. Average high temperatures are about 90 °F in June, July, and August. The highest recorded temperature was 114 °F in 1994. Winter days in Lubbock are typically sunny and relatively mild, but nights are cold with temperatures dipping below freezing.
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