Community Status Report

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The 2018 Community Status Report is the 19th publication in the series. The report provides statistics in health, safety, education, economics, and population for the area. There are comparisons to state and national statistics, along with trends over a period of years. Access to the information leads to better awareness and understanding of the underlying issues and problems facing the community. Readers see the progress or lack of progress that has been made in the areas of concern. Resources can be raised and invested to achieve long-term, sustained community improvements.


  • The Lubbock economy continues to grow

  • In Region 17, more 11th graders met the standard for English Language Arts

  • Child Abuse, Neglect, and Sex Trafficking

  • Mental Illness

  • Higher number of young adults living with their parents

  • In Region 17, the number of economically disadvantaged children is on the rise

These reports are made possible by support from the City of Lubbock, Covenant Health, Lubbock County, Lubbock ISD, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, and UMC Health System.

[Click here to view a PDF of the 2018 Community Status Report]