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Population in 2012: 213 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.3%
 

Males: 87  (41.1%)
Females: 126  (58.9%)

Median resident age:  47.4 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50151.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,657 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Lucas:

$27,657
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,170

Lucas city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $39,533 (it was $20,000 in 2000)
Lucas:

$39,533
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $44,881; Detached houses: $50,502; Mobile homes: $18,786

Median gross rent in 2012: $517.

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  • White alone - 205 (94.9%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (3.2%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.9%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lucas: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (24.4%), Irish (14.4%), United States (11.3%), English (6.9%), Welsh (6.9%), Dutch (6.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/18/1887

Elevation: 895 feet

Land area: 0.97 square miles.

Population density: 220 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Lucas:

  • High school or higher: 80.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lucas city:

  • Never married: 11.5%
  • Now married: 69.4%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

14 residents are foreign born (7.1% Europe).

This city:  7.1%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Lucas, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Lucas to the number of sex offenders is 213 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $629 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $287 (1.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (39.7 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (133.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (305.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Derby, IA (2.6 miles) , Woodburn, IA (2.7 miles ), Chariton, IA (2.8 miles ), Williamson, IA (3.4 miles) , Lacona, IA (3.4 miles ), Humeston, IA (3.4 miles ), Le Roy, IA (3.5 miles) , Russell, IA (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 41.03 N, Longitude: 93.46 W

Area code: 641

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +20 (+9.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (46%)
  • Other services, except public administration (26%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Retail trade (38%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (21%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)

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Tornado activity:

Lucas-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 157% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.0 miles away from the Lucas city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/20/1959, a category F4 tornado 28.0 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lucas-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lucas County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: John L. Lewis - (1880-1969), labor union leader, Earl Evans (American football) - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Lucas:

  • RURAL HEALTH CARE ADVANTAGE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; CHARITON, IA)
  • LUCAS COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; CHARITON, IA)
  • LUCAS COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 9 miles away; CHARITON, IA)

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Amtrak station near Lucas:

  • 16 miles: OSCEOLA (MAIN & E. CLAY STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lucas:

  • Drake University (about 41 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,382)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 51 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 56 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • Iowa State University (about 70 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Truman State University (about 75 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,595)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 89 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,793)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 108 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)

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Notable locations in Lucas: Lucas (A), Jericho Hills Campground (B), Iowa High School Rodeo Association Rescue Unit (C), Lucas Volunteer Fire Department (D), John L Lewis Mining and Labor Museum (E), Lucas City Hall (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Lucas Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Lucas include: Lucas Presbyterian Church (A), Lucas Assembly of God Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lucas include: John L Lewis Park (1), John L Lewis State Historical Marker (2), Burlington Park and Caboose (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Museum John L Lewis Mining & Labor (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 102 Division Street).

 
Lucas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.1%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  13.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lucas, IA

Lucas compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Lucas (2011 data):

  • Community Bank: Lucas Branch at 104 West Front Street, branch established on 1993/03/19. Info updated 2007/10/30: Bank assets: $159.1 mil, Deposits: $127.9 mil, headquarters in Indianola, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancshares Corp.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lucas travel time to work - commute


Lucas mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (60%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Lucas city (based on Lucas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.21%
Here44.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents25.4%15.6%13.4%9.6%9.5%
Congregations20.8%4.2%4.2%4.2%4.2%
NameChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA)Old Order AmishCommunity Church of ChristOther
Adherents7.5%4.2%3.3%2.9%8.6%
Congregations4.2%8.3%8.3%4.2%37.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Lucas County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.9%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.5%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lucas County:

16.2%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$264
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$198
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$119
Totals for Government 0$0 3$581


6.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,970 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Polk County, IA  1.09% ($31,686 average AGI)
from Marion County, IA  0.53% ($25,529)
from Warren County, IA  0.47% ($25,533)


6.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,564 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  1.18% ($35,079 average AGI)
to Warren County, IA  0.74% ($36,583)
to Marion County, IA  0.43% ($17,214)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lucas:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXLQ (1490 AM; 1 kW; INDIANOLA, IA; Owner: WARREN BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lucas:

  • KELR-FM (105.3 FM; CHARITON, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KIIC (97.9 FM; LAMONI, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)

TV broadcast stations around Lucas:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)

Lucas fatal accident list:

Dec 23, 1992 03:15 AM, 34, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 29, 1983 12:45 AM, 34, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 18, 1977 11:15 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 4, 1976 01:45 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lucas)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Water Tower 14 1 Mi N (Lat: 41.057778 Lon: -93.480222), Call Sign: WCJ212, Licensee ID: L00101556
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 01/30/2022
    Registrant: Rathbun Regional Water Assn Inc, Rr 3, Centerville, IA 52544, Phone: (515) 647-2416
  • Booster Station 14 1 Mi E 1 Mi N (Lat: 41.056667 Lon: -93.424389), Call Sign: WCJ221, Licensee ID: L00101556
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 01/30/2022
    Registrant: Rathbun Regional Water Assn Inc, Rr 3, Centerville, IA 52544, Phone: (515) 647-2416

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • LUCAS, 49794 Us Hwy 65 (Lat: 41.039083 Lon: -93.469000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 105.2 m, Call Sign: WPXM775
    Assigned Frequencies: 6825.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/07/2003, Expiration Date: 05/07/2013, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB0FLY
    Grant Date: 12/05/1989, Expiration Date: 12/05/1999, Cancellation Date: 03/07/2002
    Registrant: Brett B Marts, Rr 1 Box 60, Lucas, IA 50151
  • Call Sign: KB0JMY
    Grant Date: 09/03/1991, Expiration Date: 09/03/2001, Cancellation Date: 09/04/2003
    Registrant: Marc L Smiarowski, 604 Division St, Lucas, IA 50151
  • Call Sign: KB0JNC, Licensee ID: L00310285
    Grant Date: 11/19/2011, Expiration Date: 11/19/2021
    Registrant: Kevin C Goben, 51395 140th Ave., Lucas, IA 50151
  • Call Sign: KC0WWG, Licensee ID: L01156113
    Grant Date: 05/26/2006, Expiration Date: 05/26/2016, Cancellation Date: 06/14/2006, Certifier: Kelly H Hanken
    Registrant: Kelly H Hanken, 13301 517th St, Lucas, IA 50151

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BEECH 58 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 165 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 92TT , Serial Number: TH-226, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 05/03/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Oscar Kevin Kent, 49236 135th Trl, Lucas, IA 50151



Most common first names in Lucas, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William976.1 years
Charles876.1 years
John775.9 years
James677.3 years
Chester476.3 years
George475.5 years
Harry477.5 years
Frank482.5 years
Paul472.5 years
Roy479.0 years
Most common last names in Lucas, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Baker785.6 years
Allen778.6 years
Beals568.4 years
Pennington578.8 years
Hall478.7 years
Eubank480.7 years
Dixson479.3 years
Kent473.3 years
Goben468.7 years
Hunter379.4 years

Lucas on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations:"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Grocery and related product merchant wholesalers"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other protective service workers including supervisors"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Pharmacies and drug stores"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
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