Lucas, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 214 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.9%
 
Males: 106  (49.7%)
Females: 108  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  51.9 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 50151.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,594 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Lucas:

$29,594
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,564 (it was $13,145 in 2000)

Lucas city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $35,732 (it was $20,000 in 2000)
Lucas:

$35,732
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $46,465; Detached houses: $52,798; Mobile homes: $14,581

Median gross rent in 2013: $629.

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  • Races in Lucas, IA (2010)

    Lucas races chart
    • 20594.9%White alone
    • 73.2%Two or more races
    • 41.9%Hispanic

Races in Lucas detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lucas: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (19.5%), Irish (16.9%), United States (16.2%), English (11.7%), Dutch (4.5%), Welsh (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/18/1887

Elevation: 895 feet

Land area: 0.97 square miles.

Population density: 221 people per square mile   (very low).

Lucas,IA real estate house value index trend

Lucas, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Lucas:

  • High school or higher: 83.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lucas city:

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 67.3%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 6.4%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Lucas, Iowa as of July 30, 2015.
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 2013: $937 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $359 (1.5%)

Lucas satellite photo by USGS

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

Lucas household income distribution Lucas home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.8%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +20 (+9.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (46%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Other services, except public administration (20%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (32%)
  • Material moving occupations (29%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Sales and related occupations (36%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Lucas: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lucas, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lucas-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 73% 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 near Iowa state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 345.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 332.8 miles away from Lucas center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 340.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 365.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 369.0 miles away from Lucas center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 239.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 4, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lucas topographic map

Birthplace of: John L. Lewis - (1880-1969), labor union leader, Earl Evans (American football) - Football player.

Hospitals and 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 Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; CHARITON, IA)
  • LUCAS COUNTY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; CHARITON, IA)
  • MOSAIC-MCLANE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; OSCEOLA, IA)
  • CLARKE COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; OSCEOLA, IA)
  • CLARKE COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; OSCEOLA, IA)

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: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 48 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 56 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Iowa State University (about 70 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Truman State University (about 75 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 89 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 108 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 76.3. This is about average.

City:

76.3
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 36.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.4
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.9%
(13.8% 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

Lucas compared to Iowa state average:

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

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Iowa average:

10.3

Lucas travel time to work - commute Lucas mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (61%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,6208
Evangelical Protestant1,58115
Catholic6071
Other1602
None4,930-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Lucas County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lucas County:

28.5%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.2%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
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 7$623
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,046
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$11
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,680

5.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,910 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Polk County, IA  0.77% ($31,320 average AGI)
from Warren County, IA  0.68% ($43,500)
from Wayne County, IA  0.43% ($26,214)


6.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,109 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  1.28% ($29,190 average AGI)
to Warren County, IA  0.70% ($28,826)
to Marion County, IA  0.55% ($31,444)

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 persons involved: 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 persons involved: 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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