St. Lucas, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 140 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -21.3%
 
Males: 82  (58.7%)
Females: 58  (41.3%)
Median resident age:  52.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 52166

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,344 (it was $35,625 in 2000)
St. Lucas:

$46,344
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,575 (it was $25,612 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $68,181 (it was $52,500 in 2000)
St. Lucas:

$68,181
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $55,312; Detached houses: $55,558; Townhouses or other attached units: $39,101

Median gross rent in 2012: $588.

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in St. Lucas: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (71.9%), Czech (9.4%), Scottish (4.7%), Irish (3.9%), Scotch-Irish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/6/1900

Elevation: 1060 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 522 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in St. Lucas:

  • High school or higher: 79.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in St. Lucas city:

  • Never married: 17.6%
  • Now married: 60.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,650 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,100 (1.9%)

St. Lucas satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (44.7 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (128.3 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (233.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Waucoma, IA (2.2 miles ), Fort Atkinson, IA (2.4 miles ), Jackson Junction, IA (2.5 miles) , Hawkeye, IA (3.0 miles ), Calmar, IA (3.0 miles ), West Union, IA (3.1 miles ), Spillville, IA (3.1 miles ), Ossian, IA (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 43.06 N, Longitude: 91.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 563

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

5.1%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +14 (+8.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Construction (22%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (55%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Accountants and auditors (9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (15%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (10%)
  • Personal appearance workers (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Art and design workers (6%)

Average climate in St. Lucas, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

St. Lucas-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 71% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the St. Lucas city center killed 5 people and injured 156 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/12/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.8 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

St. Lucas-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 86% 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 383.0 miles away from the city 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 190.9 miles away from St. Lucas center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 271.4 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 361.7 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 413.4 miles away from St. Lucas center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 382.7 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 Fayette County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near St. Lucas:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WEST UNION, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - WEST UNION (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WEST UNION, IA)
  • PALMER LUTHERAN HEALTH CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; WEST UNION, IA)
  • PALMER HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; WEST UNION, IA)
  • OSSIAN SENIOR HOSPICE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; OSSIAN, IA)
  • SUNRISE GUEST HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; FREDERICKSBURG, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to St. Lucas:

  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 9 miles; Calmar, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,365)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 17 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Luther College (about 19 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 47 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 49 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 61 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Viterbo University (about 62 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)

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Notable location: Saint Lucas Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in St. Lucas: Saint Lukes Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Saint Lukes Catholic Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Fayette County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.4%
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

St. Lucas compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (62%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Utility gas (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for St. Lucas city (based on Fayette County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 75.78%
Here: 75.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran Church
Adherents34.1%32.4%14.1%5.5%5.0%
Congregations12.5%19.6%25.0%7.1%7.1%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USANorth American Baptist ConferenceChristian Churches and Churches of Christ The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents2.5%1.3%1.2%0.9%2.9%
Congregations3.6%1.8%3.6%3.6%16.1%
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: 2
Fayette County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Fayette County:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Fayette County:

28.2%
Iowa:

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

15.9%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$319
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$120
Sewerage 0$0 1$100
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$37
Totals for Government 0$0 11$576

St. Lucas government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,000 ($14.29)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $25,000 ($178.57)
    General - Other: $16,000 ($114.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($64.29)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($57.14)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($42.86)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($35.71)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($7.14)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($7.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($57.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($42.86)

St. Lucas government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $23,000 ($164.29)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($28.57)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,000 ($50.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($50.00)
    Rents: $1,000 ($7.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($100.00)
    General Support: $5,000 ($35.71)
  • Tax - Property: $24,000 ($171.43)
    Total General Sales: $10,000 ($71.43)
    NEC: $1,000 ($7.14)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($7.14)

St. Lucas government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $178,000 ($1271.43)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $178,000 ($1271.43)

St. Lucas government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $197,000 ($1407.14)

5.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,316 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
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 Buchanan County, IA  0.61% ($30,468 average AGI)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.59% ($23,783)
from Linn County, IA  0.36% ($24,179)


5.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,998 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
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 Black Hawk County, IA  0.75% ($39,414 average AGI)
to Buchanan County, IA  0.63% ($32,184)
to Bremer County, IA  0.41% ($29,750)

Strongest AM radio stations in St. Lucas:

  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KWLC (1240 AM; 1 kW; DECORAH, IA; Owner: LUTHER COLLEGE)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in St. Lucas:

  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KVIK (104.7 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDEC-FM (100.5 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: DECORAH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCZE (95.1 FM; NEW HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KNEI-FM (103.5 FM; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • K268AF (101.5 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • KPVL (89.1 FM; POSTVILLE, IA; Owner: POSTVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)
  • KLCD (89.5 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO INC)

TV broadcast stations around St. Lucas:

  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K14AF (Channel 14; DECORAH, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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