Levelland, Texas

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Levelland is a city in Hockley County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 12,866. It is the county seat of Hockley County[3]. It is located on the Llano Estacado, 30 miles west of Lubbock. Major industries include cotton farming and petroleum production. It is the home of South Plains College.

Levelland is the principal city of the Levelland Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Hockley County and part of the larger Lubbock-Levelland Combined Statistical Area.



Coordinates: 33°35′5″N 102°22′20″W / 33.58472°N 102.37222°W / 33.58472; -102.37222 According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.9 square miles (25.7 km²), of which, 9.9 square miles (25.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.20%) is water.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 12,866 people, 4,574 households, and 3,361 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,296.5 people per square mile (500.8/km²). There were 5,186 housing units at an average density of 522.6/sq mi (201.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.34% White, 5.36% African American, 0.95% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 20.92% from other races, and 2.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 39.21% of the population.

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