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Population in 2012: 64 (77% urban, 23% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.0%
 

Males: 25  (40.4%)
Females: 39  (59.6%)

Median resident age:  48.5 years
Maryland median age:  34.4 years

Zip code: 21540

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,788 (it was $21,406 in 2000)
Luke:

$30,788
MD:

$71,122
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,343

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $33,066 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Luke:

$33,066
MD:

$279,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $35,490; Detached houses: $53,212; Townhouses or other attached units: $24,856

Median gross rent in 2012: $675.

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  • White alone - 61 (93.8%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (6.2%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Luke: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (44.3%), English (13.9%), Irish (11.5%), United States (9.8%), Italian (8.2%), Scottish (5.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1922

Elevation: 1100 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 231 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Luke:

  • High school or higher: 82.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Luke town:

  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.9%
Maryland:  14.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $500 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $475 (1.3%)

Luke satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (82.7 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (211.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Piedmont, WV (0.8 miles ), Bloomington, MD (0.9 miles ), Westernport, MD (1.0 miles ), Franklin, MD (1.3 miles ), Barton, MD (2.1 miles ), Keyser, WV (2.2 miles ), McCoole, MD (2.2 miles ), Moscow, MD (2.3 miles ).

Latitude: 39.48 N, Longitude: 79.06 W

Luke household income distribution Luke home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Luke by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
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per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
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per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
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per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
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per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Arson 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

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Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

15.38
Maryland average:

2.45

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.6%
Maryland:

7.0%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -202 (-71.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (47%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Public administration (36%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)


Average climate in Luke, Maryland

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Tornado activity:

Luke-area historical tornado activity is below Maryland state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.2 miles away from the Luke town center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

On 5/19/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.0 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Allegany County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Luke:

  • MORAN MANOR NSG HM (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WESTERNPORT, MD)
  • CORNELL STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 5 miles away; KEYSER, WV)
  • HEARTLAND OF KEYSER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; KEYSER, WV)

Political contributions by individuals in Luke, MD

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Luke:

  • Frostburg State University (about 14 miles; Frostburg, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 21 miles; Cumberland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,309)
  • West Virginia University (about 50 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 24,899)
  • Lord Fairfax Community College (about 53 miles; Middletown, VA; FT enrollment: 2,061)
  • Shenandoah University (about 53 miles; Winchester, VA; FT enrollment: 2,432)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 57 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,925)
  • Fairmont State University (about 59 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,770)

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Notable locations in Luke: Luke Police Department (A), Luke Volunteer Fire Company (B), Luke Volunteer Fire Company Incorporated (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Allegany County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  SO2 CO  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 3.82. This is significantly better than average.
City:

3.82
U.S.:

31.96
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.58. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.58
U.S.:

2.43
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.161. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.161
U.S.:

0.334

Drinking water stations with addresses in Luke and their reported violations in the past:

LUKE / MEADWESTVACO LUKE MILL (Address: 300 PRATT STREET , Population served: 184, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - In SEP-2000, Contaminant: Turbidity. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-11-2000), St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2000), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JAN-19-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2000)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 47.7%
(49.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
Maryland:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  54.5%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.1%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported
3 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Luke compared to Maryland state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Luke travel time to work - commute


Luke mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (48%)
  • Other fuel (40%)
  • Electricity (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Luke town (based on Allegany County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.39%
Here56.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents31.3%26.8%8.5%7.3%6.6%
Congregations7.4%33.1%8.1%4.4%8.8%
NameEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the BrethrenOther
Adherents2.5%2.3%1.8%1.8%11.3%
Congregations3.7%4.4%0.7%4.4%25.0%
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: 19
Allegany County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Allegany County:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 52
This county:

7.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Allegany County:

12.5%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Allegany County:

28.9%
State:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
State:

15.5%

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 2$4,876$29,2565$1,520
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,224$38,6880$0
Streets and Highways 2$5,496$32,9760$0
Totals for Government 5$13,596$32,6305$1,520

Luke government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $170,000 ($2656.25)
    Central Staff Services: $84,000 ($1312.50)
    Regular Highways: $78,000 ($1218.75)
    Police Protection: $61,000 ($953.13)
    General Public Buildings: $45,000 ($703.13)
    Parks & Recreation: $21,000 ($328.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($328.13)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000 ($171.88)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($78.13)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($46.88)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($15.63)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $304,000 ($4750.00)

Luke government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000 ($62.50)
    All Other: $1,000 ($15.63)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $8,000 ($125.00)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($93.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000 ($203.13)
    All Other: $13,000 ($203.13)
  • Tax - Property: $473,000 ($7390.63)
    NEC: $1,000 ($15.63)

Luke government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $258,000 ($4031.25)

4.16% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,414 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
Maryland average:

7.95%

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 Mineral County, WV  0.60% ($30,730 average AGI)
from Washington County, MD  0.27% ($32,043)
from Garrett County, MD  0.27% ($34,662)


4.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,607 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.45%
Maryland average:

8.13%

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 Mineral County, WV  0.65% ($37,177 average AGI)
to Washington County, MD  0.30% ($28,250)
to Garrett County, MD  0.27% ($53,159)

Strongest AM radio stations in Luke:

  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WKLP (1390 AM; 1 kW; KEYSER, WV; Owner: STARCAST SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WCBC (1270 AM; 5 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: CUMBERLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Luke:

  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • WQZK-FM (94.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: STARCAST SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WKGO (106.1 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WLIC (97.1 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WDZN (100.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)
  • WCBC-FM (107.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: PROSPERITAS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, L P)
  • WFRB-FM (105.3 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • W242AD (96.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKHJ (104.5 FM; MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, MD; Owner: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, INC.)
  • WQZS (93.3 FM; MEYERSDALE, PA; Owner: ROGER WAHL)
  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WAIJ (90.3 FM; GRANTSVILLE, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WVSB (104.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: WEST VA. SCHS. FOR DEAF AND BLIND)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WTRM (91.3 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: TIMBER RIDGE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WWHC (92.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: OAKLAND MEDIA GROUP, INC)
  • WKMM (96.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: MARPAT CORPORATION)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Luke:

  • WGPT (Channel 36; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W43BP (Channel 43; CRESAPTOWN, MD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W48AA (Channel 48; KEYSER, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

Luke fatal accident list:

Nov 2, 1977 09:40 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Westvaco Contractors Yard Rt 135 (Lat: 39.472306 Lon: -79.075028), Call Sign: KJG504, Licensee ID: L00074319
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.655 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/24/1997, Expiration Date: 03/11/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/12/2002
    Registrant: Walter N Yoder And Sons Inc, Cumberland, MD 21502, Phone: (301) 729-0610
  • Cromwell St Guard Station (Lat: 39.473972 Lon: -79.064194), Call Sign: KZL788, Licensee ID: L00502528
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.320 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/08/2000, Expiration Date: 10/03/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006
    Registrant: Westvaco Corp, Cromwell St, Luke, MD 21540, Phone: (301) 359-3311
  • Gay & Chestnut St (Lat: 39.485083 Lon: -79.053083), Call Sign: WXN514
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.200 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/25/2003, Expiration Date: 06/29/2013, Certifier: Diane May
    Registrant: Twr Communications, 549 North Centre Street, Cumberland, MD 21502, Phone: (301) 777-2692, Fax: (301) 777-7845, Email:
  • Lat: 39.473889 Lon: -78.064167, Call Sign: WPVP682, Licensee ID: L00003804
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.850 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/26/2002, Expiration Date: 07/26/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/29/2012, Certifier: Kermit E Becker
    Registrant: Westvaco Corporation, 300 Pratt Street, Luke, MD 21540, Phone: (301) 359-3311, Fax: (337) 462-4268
  • Lat: 39.475083 Lon: -79.053083, Call Sign: WQCT393
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.325 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/19/2005, Expiration Date: 05/19/2015, Certifier: Diane May
    Registrant: Twr Communications, Cumberland, MD 21501-0299, Phone: (301) 777-2692, Fax: (301) 777-7845, Email:



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$66,620
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
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Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0022.00

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

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