The city of Slaton is located in the southeast corner of Lubbock County on the South Plains of West Texas. Slaton is considered a suburb of Lubbock, which is only 15 miles away.
U S. Highway 84 serves Slaton as it leads through west Texas through northern New Mexico. Slaton is also served by FM 400, which provides a north to south route. Burlington-Northern Santa Fe Railroad is located in Slaton. The Slaton Municipal Airport is operated by Neal Aircraft.