Wolfforth, Texas

By | April 5, 2023

According to topschoolsintheusa.com, Wolfforth, Texas is situated in the northwest corner of the state, just east of Lubbock. It is a small city with a population of just over 4,000 people. Geographically, Wolfforth sits atop the Llano Estacado, an elevated flatland that stretches across much of the region. As a result, it has a semi-arid climate with hot summers and mild winters. Historically, Wolfforth was founded in 1924 as an agricultural community and still maintains some farming operations today. Politically speaking, Wolfforth is part of Lubbock County and is represented by Republican politicians at both the state and federal levels.

The economy in Wolfforth is largely based on agriculture, but there are also many businesses that serve the surrounding communities including restaurants, retail stores and service providers. The city also has two schools – Frenship Independent School District serves elementary and middle school students while High School students attend school in Lubbock ISD.

When it comes to landmarks in Wolfforth, there are several notable places to visit including the historic First Baptist Church which was built in 1925 and serves as a reminder of Wolfforth’s early days as an agricultural community; the First United Methodist Church which was built in 1929; and The Depot Museum which houses artifacts from early settlers who settled the area before Texas became a state. Other attractions include downtown shopping district with unique boutiques and eateries; numerous parks with playgrounds; walking trails; golf courses; baseball fields; tennis courts; swimming pools; skate parks; horseback riding trails; picnic areas; campgrounds and more.

Population: 2,554. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,942 (+15.2% change)
Males: 1,209 (47.3%), Females: 1,345 (52.7%)

Lubbock County

Zip code: 79382

Median resident age: 33.1 years
Median household income: $37,465
Median house value: $55,200

Races in Wolfforth:

  • White Non-Hispanic (75.4%)
  • Hispanic (22.7%)
  • Other race (12.1%)
  • Black (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (18.2%), German (11.3%), Irish (7.9%), English (7.0%), Scottish (1.5%), Dutch (1.4%).

Land area: 1.5 square miles

Wolfforth, Texas


Wolfforth, Texas is a small town located in the northwestern part of Lubbock County. It has a population of approximately 4,000 people, with a median age of 33. The town is predominantly Caucasian, with about 87% identifying as white and 8% as Hispanic or Latino. The remaining 5% identify as other races or ethnicities. The majority of the population are Christian, with about 79% claiming to be affiliated with some form of the faith. The median household income is around $60,000 and the unemployment rate is low at 4%. There are many businesses in town that serve the local community including restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations and medical centers. Education is important to residents and there are two elementary schools and one middle school in Wolfforth. There are also several churches in town that host events throughout the year for families to enjoy. Residents take pride in their community and there are many activities available for them to participate in such as festivals, parades and sporting events. The climate of Wolfforth is mild with temperatures ranging from 50-90 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. This makes it an ideal place for outdoor activities such as camping, fishing or hunting during certain times of the year.

For population 25 years and over in Wolfforth

  • High school or higher: 76.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wolfforth city

  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 62.0%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

3.1% Foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 1.1% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +373 (+17.1%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Wolfforth:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wolfforth:

  • LUBBOCK INTL (about 17 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Abbreviation: LBB)
  • LEA COUNTY RGNL (about 101 miles; HOBBS, NM; Abbreviation: HOB)
  • CANNON AFB (about 108 miles; CLOVIS, NM; Abbreviation: CVS)

Other public-use airports nearest to Wolfforth:

  • TOWN & COUNTRY AIRPARK (about 15 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Abbreviation: F82)
  • LEVELLAND MUNI (about 25 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; Abbreviation: Q24)
  • SLATON MUNI (about 26 miles; SLATON, TX; Abbreviation: F49)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wolfforth:

  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Full-time enrollment: 22,439)
  • SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE (about 29 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,851)
  • WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; PLAINVIEW, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,578)
  • WEST TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY (about 101 miles; CANYON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,476)
  • MIDLAND COLLEGE (about 102 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,800)
  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 103 miles; PORTALES, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,955)
  • AMARILLO COLLEGE (about 115 miles; AMARILLO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,876)


Public high school in Wolfforth:

  • FRENSHIP H S (Students: 1,316; Location: 300 MAIN ST; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Wolfforth:

  • FRENSHIP J H (Students: 837; Location: 300 MAIN ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • J WELDON BENNETT INT (Students: 827; Location: 300 MAIN ST; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • NORTH RIDGE EL (Students: 740; Location: 300 MAIN ST; Grades: PK – 04)
  • CRESTVIEW EL (Students: 589; Location: 300 MAIN ST; Grades: KG – 04)
  • CASEY EL (Students: 587; Location: 300 MAIN ST; Grades: PK – 04)
  • WESTWIND EL (Students: 503; Location: 300 MAIN ST; Grades: PK – 04)
  • REESE EDUCATIONAL CTR (Students: 102; Location: 300 MAIN ST; Grades: PK – 12)
  • LUBBOCK CO J J A E P (Students: 5; Location: 300 MAIN ST; Grades: 06 – 12)


Library in Wolfforth:

  • CITY OF WOLFFORTH LIBRARY (Operating income: $27,425; Location: 328 E HIGHWAY 62/82; 10,705 books; 74 audio materials; 250 video materials; 15 serial subscriptions)