Lubbock County, Texas

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Lubbock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, the population was 242,628. Its county seat is Lubbock[1]. Lubbock is named for Thomas Saltus Lubbock, a Confederate colonel and Texas Ranger (some sources give his first name as Thompson).

Lubbock County, along with neighboring Crosby County, form the Lubbock Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county is also part of the Lubbock–Levelland Combined Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 901 square miles (2,333 km²), of which 899 square miles (2,330 km²) is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) (0.13%) is water.

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