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Lubbock
Lubbock
Texas
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Lubbock ( LUB-ək) is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. The city is located in the northwestern part of the state, a region known historically and geographically as the Llano Estacado and ecologically is part of the southern end of the High Plains. According to a 2015 Census estimate, Lubbock had a population of 252,506. making it the 83rd-most populous city in the United States of America and the 11th-most populous city in the state of Texas. The city is the economic center of the Lubbock metropolitan area, which has a projected 2020 population of 327,424. Lubbock's nickname, "Hub City", derives from it being the economic, educational, and health care hub of the multicounty region, north of the Permian Basin and south of the Texas Panhandle, commonly called the South Plains. The area is the largest contiguous cotton-growing region in the world and is heavily dependent on water drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer for irrigation. Lubbock was selected as the 12th-best place to start a small business by CNNMoney.com. CNN mentioned the city's traditional business atmosphere: low rent for commercial space, central location, and cooperative city government. Lubbock is home to Texas Tech University, the sixth-largest college by enrollment in the state. Lubbock High School has been recognized for three consecutive years by Newsweek as one of the top high schools in the United States based in part on its international baccalaureate program.

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Lubbock has many retirees and older farmers around the Lubbock area that are no longer farming and have moved into the city.
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I'm 59 years old and have had no problems in any of the above areas. My parents and grandparents were lifelong Lubbockites and I was unaware of them experiencing any problems with any unfriendly aspects of the community.
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Large, one-horse city. Good ole boy network (in or out of the circle). Very little manufacturing. Easy to get around (one side of town to the other in
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Not really hard to find a job when you are qualified and age 63 they can pay the younger ones less
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Large, one-horse city. Good ole boy network (in or out of the circle). Very little manufacturing. Easy to get around (one side of town to the other in

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How did Texas earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Texas has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Texas does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Texas has an effective property tax rate of 1.86%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Texas earned its state tax grade of B.

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