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Lucas County, Iowa (IA)


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County population in 2012: 8,760 (44% urban, 56% rural); it was 9,422 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,578
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,317
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,986
Renter-occupied apartments: 794 (it was 825 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

28%

Land area: 431 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 21 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lucas County: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.5%), Retail trade (17.3%), Manufacturing (12.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Median resident age:  44.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Males: 4,432  (51.5%)
Females: 4,466  (48.5%)

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Lucas County,IA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Lucas County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,584 ($30,876 in 1999)
This county:

$37584
Iowa:

$48044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $336 (lower quartile is $242, upper quartile is $424)
This county:

$336
State:

$496


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $84,705 (it was $59,200 in 2000)
Lucas County:

$84,705
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,871 - $150,883

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $137,038
Here:

$137,038
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $40,618
Here:

$40,618
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $17,407
Here:

$17,407
State:

$128,390

Mobile homes: $80,612
Here:

$80,612
State:

$29,315
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $981
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $285

Institutionalized population: 76

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Lucas County, IA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,013 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,074 (1.5%)


Lucas County household income distribution in 2009 Lucas County home values distribution


Lucas County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.8%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 17.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.7% for American Indian residents, 20.9% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 25 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 32 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

13.7%
Whole state:

9.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

6.1%
Whole state:

3.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lucas County is $379 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $608 a month.

Cities in this county include: Chariton, Russell, Lucas, Williamson, Derby.

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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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lucas County: Lakeview Country Club (A), Freedom Camp (B), Johnson Machine Works Squad 2 (C), Pleasant Townhall (D), Lucas County Home (E), Pin Oak Marsh Lodge Educational Center (F), Jack Coffey Memorial Library (G), Belinda Toy and Antique Museum (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lucas County include: Center Community Church (A), Goshen Church (B), Bethel Church (C), Coal Glen Church (D), New Testament Church (E), Whitebreast Church (F), Norwood Church (G), Pleasant Prairie Church (H), Otterbein Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ragtown Cemetery (1), Russell Cemetery (2), Webb Cemetery (3), Waynick Cemetery (4), Greenville Cemetery (5), Stoneking Cemetery (6), Allen Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Stephens Forest Pond (A), West Lake (B), Lake Ellis (C), Red Haw Lake (D), Lake Morris (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cane Branch (A), Chariton Creek (B), Sugar Creek (C), Barker Creek (D), South Otter Creek (E), Wolf Creek (F), Columbia Creek (G), Ragtown Branch (H), Harts Mill Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lucas County include: Williamson Pond State Public Hunting and Recreation Area (1), Colyn State Wildlife Area (2), Cinder Marsh Park (3), Broadhead Woods Park (4), Pin Oak Marsh (5), Oakley Park (6), Red Haw State Park (7), Rathbun State Wildlife Area (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Appanoose County , Clarke County , Decatur County , Marion County , Monroe County , Warren County , Wayne County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 225
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 64 (42% naturalized citizens)

Lucas County:

0.7%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.9%

Lucas County marital status for males
Lucas County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Lucas County with a mortgage: 1,034 (89 second mortgage, 81 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 939

Here:

52.4% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.21%
Here44.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,165
Total congregations: 24

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)
Adherents1,058 (25.4%)650 (15.6%)558 (13.4%)401 (9.6%)395 (9.5%)
Congregations5 (20.8%)1 (4.2%)1 (4.2%)1 (4.2%)1 (4.2%)
NameChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA)Old Order AmishCommunity Church of ChristOther
Adherents314 (7.5%)174 (4.2%)136 (3.3%)120 (2.9%)359 (8.6%)
Congregations1 (4.2%)2 (8.3%)2 (8.3%)1 (4.2%)9 (37.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Lucas County - Chariton, Russell, Lucas, Williamson, Derby

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%


Agriculture in Lucas County:

Average size of farms: 298 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $35,930
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $154.14
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.26%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 58.55%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $38,352
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 32.48%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $40,668
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.70%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.87
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.23%
Corn for grain: 21227 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 20355 harvested acres
Vegetables: 251 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 12 acres

Tornado activity:

Lucas County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 3.0 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/8/1999, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 5 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lucas County-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 92.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent 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

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (12%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Food and beverage stores (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Lucas County (%):





Lucas County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,362 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 494 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 14 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 130 (3%)
  • Other means: 43 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 268 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Lucas County, Iowa in 2000:

76 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
2 people in group homes intended for adults

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $41,177.

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.
4.15% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($21,305 average AGI)
2.00% relocated from other states ($11,665 average AGI)
Lucas County:

2.00%
Iowa average:

2.55%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Wayne County, IA  0.34% ($31,818)


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.
4.71% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($19,867 average AGI)
2.04% relocated to other states ($11,702 average AGI)
Lucas County:

2.04%
Iowa average:

2.80%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Clarke County, IA  0.34% ($30,727)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Lucas County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Lucas County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lucas County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,991 (1,775 aged, 216 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.29
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7685.980
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 257.230
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 35991.36

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 775.430
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1364.760

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32.78
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 62.03

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.34

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,820

Size of family households: 1,265 2-persons, 484 3-persons, 362 4-persons, 201 5-persons, 78 6-persons, 58 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,093 1-person, 123 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

95.5% of residents of Lucas County speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
3.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (81% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $65,347,000 ($6724 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,792,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $26,854,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $12,131,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,653,000
Federal grants: $13,014,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,511,000 ($4,030,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,184,000 ($18,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $756,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,148,000
Federal Government insurance: $10,638,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 556
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 562
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -3
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +272
Here +28 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lucas County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.72 millions of gallons per day (10% from ground, 90% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Lucas County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 83
  • 4 rooms: 339
  • 5 rooms: 803
  • 6 rooms: 690
  • 7 rooms: 396
  • 8 rooms: 359
  • 9+ rooms: 302
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 96
  • 3 rooms: 152
  • 4 rooms: 220
  • 5 rooms: 165
  • 6 rooms: 86
  • 7 rooms: 35
  • 8 rooms: 49
  • 9+ rooms: 22
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lucas County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 126
  • 2 bedrooms: 841
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,329
  • 4 bedrooms: 479
  • 5+ bedrooms: 209
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 306
  • 2 bedrooms: 325
  • 3 bedrooms: 111
  • 4 bedrooms: 60
  • 5+ bedrooms: 23
Cars and other vehicles available in Lucas County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 131
  • 1 vehicle: 622
  • 2 vehicles: 1,222
  • 3 vehicles: 718
  • 4 vehicles: 222
  • 5+ vehicles: 71
  • no vehicle: 177
  • 1 vehicle: 331
  • 2 vehicles: 212
  • 3 vehicles: 90
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

62% of Lucas County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Iowa.

Lucas County:

61.6%
State average:

57.7%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $37,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lucas County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (45.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35.7%)
  • Electricity (12.7%)
  • Wood (3.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (48.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.9%)
  • Electricity (21.1%)
  • Wood (3.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 78
Here:

7.0%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 16
Here:

2.9%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 38
Here:

20.5%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Lucas County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Lucas County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Lucas County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Lucas County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Lucas County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lucas County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Lucas County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10178.5 years
Mary7980.8 years
William7475.7 years
Charles6475.8 years
James4877.8 years
George4779.8 years
Margaret4281.0 years
Dorothy4280.8 years
Robert4273.8 years
Ruth3983.2 years
Most common last names in Lucas County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson5877.2 years
Smith4477.4 years
Anderson3981.8 years
Davis3282.8 years
Wright3073.9 years
Thompson2576.5 years
Brown2473.4 years
Curtis2478.6 years
Allen2280.1 years
Thomas2277.5 years
Businesses in Lucas County, IA
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1Super 81
H&R Block1True Value1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
Pizza Hut1U.S. Cellular1
RadioShack1UPS2
Subway1
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