Lucan, Minnesota

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Population in 2022: 208 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.0%
 
Males: 117  (56.4%)
Females: 91  (43.6%)
Median resident age:

40.8 years
Minnesota median age:

39.0 years

Zip codes: 56255.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $43,946 (it was $33,125 in 2000)
Lucan:

$43,946
MN:

$82,338

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $22,867 (it was $19,838 in 2000)

Lucan city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $92,142 (it was $38,800 in 2000)
Lucan:

$92,142
MN:

$314,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $60,503; detached houses: $60,236

Median gross rent in 2022: $635.

March 2022 cost of living index in Lucan: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 25.4%
(20.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.9% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Lucan, MN (2022)
    • 15183.4%White alone
    • 168.8%Two or more races
    • 137.2%Hispanic

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Ancestries: German (52.2%), Czech (23.3%), English (5.6%), Irish (3.3%), American (2.2%), Polish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1090 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 553 people per square mile   (low).

Lucan, Minnesota map

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.9%
Minnesota:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,682 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,633 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (89.2 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (112.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (428.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Seaforth, MN (2.5 miles),
Vesta, MN (2.6 miles ),
Milroy, MN (2.7 miles ),
Wabasso, MN (2.8 miles ),
Wanda, MN (3.4 miles),
Walnut Grove, MN (3.6 miles ),
Revere, MN (3.6 miles),
Belview, MN (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 44.41 N, Longitude: 95.41 W

Area code: 507

Distribution of median household income in Lucan, MN in 2022
Distribution of house value in Lucan, MN in 2022
Lucan satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.4%
Minnesota:

2.6%
Most common industries in Lucan, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.3%)
  • Machinery (7.4%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.6%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Wood products (5.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (15.3%)
  • Wood products (11.9%)
  • Food (6.8%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.1%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (14.5%)
  • Health care (12.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.7%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.5%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Lucan, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (6.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.5%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (6.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)

Average climate in Lucan, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 76.4. This is about average.

City:

76.4
U.S.:

72.6
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 32.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 6.57. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.57
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Lucan-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 25% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 12.0 miles away from the Lucan city center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 tornado 35.7 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lucan-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 110% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.4 miles away from Lucan center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 97.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 198.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 208.2 miles away from Lucan center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 118.8 miles away from Lucan center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 157.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Redwood County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lucan topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lucan:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - WABASSO (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WABASSO, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lucan:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 18 miles; Marshall, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 29 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Ridgewater College (about 54 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • South Dakota State University (about 69 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • South Central College (about 70 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 72 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 73 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lucan: Lucan Town Hall (A), Lucan Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lucan include: Lutheran Church (A), Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Redwood County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

52.2%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

1.1%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Lucan (2011 data):

  • First Independent Bank: State Bank Of Lucan Branch at 106 Main Street, branch established on 1936/05/05. Info updated 2012/01/11: Bank assets: $205.8 mil, Deposits: $186.4 mil, headquarters in Russell, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Finlayson Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Lucan:

Marital status in Lucan, MN
  • Never married: 45.7%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 3.3%

For population 25 years and over in Lucan:

  • High school or higher: 98.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.2
Minnesota average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lucan, MN (based on Redwood County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,00720
Catholic4,4329
Evangelical Protestant3,40720
Other21
None3,211-
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: 5
This county:

3.22 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Here:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

7.09 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Redwood County:

7.7%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.2%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.6%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.7%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lucan:

55.0%
State:

48.4%

Average BMI:
Lucan:

30.8
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lucan:

27.6%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

21.6%
Minnesota:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lucan:

7.0
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

45.6%
Minnesota:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

55.3%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.9%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lucan, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 1$996$11,9520$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$688
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,190
Sewerage 0$0 1$720
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,218
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$7,955
Totals for Government 1$996$11,95210$11,770

Lucan government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $77,000 ($370.19)
    Regular Highways: $64,000 ($307.69)
    Local Fire Protection: $43,000 ($206.73)
    Sewerage: $35,000 ($168.27)
    Financial Administration: $29,000 ($139.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000 ($100.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($67.31)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($62.50)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($28.85)
    Health - Other: $6,000 ($28.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($9.62)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($33.65)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $104,000 ($500.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $13,000 ($62.50)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($43.27)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($4.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($4.81)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($4.81)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($62.50)

Lucan government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $35,000 ($168.27)
    Other: $21,000 ($100.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($67.31)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000 ($14.42)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $12,000 ($57.69)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $68,000 ($326.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $53,000 ($254.81)
    Other: $27,000 ($129.81)
  • Tax - Property: $132,000 ($634.62)
    Other License: $1,000 ($4.81)

Lucan government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $325,000 ($1562.50)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $315,000 ($1514.42)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,000 ($67.31)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,000 ($19.23)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lucan:

  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KLGR (1490 AM; 1 kW; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KMHL (1400 AM; 1 kW; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: K M H L BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lucan:

  • KNSG (94.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KARL (105.1 FM; TRACY, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K277AI (103.3 FM; RUSSELL, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLGR-FM (97.7 FM; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KARZ (107.5 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • K292FC (106.3 FM; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)

TV broadcast stations around Lucan:

  • KRWF (Channel 43; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • K46FY (Channel 46; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)
  • K17BV (Channel 17; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORP.)
  • K39CH (Channel 39; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K54GH (Channel 54; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)
  • K19CV (Channel 19; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K48GQ (Channel 48; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)
  • K52GU (Channel 52; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 11.4mTotal length
  • 805Total average daily traffic
  • 805Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Lucan Windmill, Lat: 44.362944 Lon: -95.460917, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 50.3 m, Call Sign: WQLL243,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3665.00 MHz, Grant Date: 12/30/2019, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: David J Coudron, Registrant: Advantenon, Inc., 3500 Vicksburg Lane North, Suite 315, Plymouth, MN 55447, Phone: (612) 454-1545, Email:

  • Lucan, Lat: 44.411000 Lon: -95.408000, Type: Tank, Structure height: 37 m, Overall height: 40 m, Call Sign: WQNU596,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 06/01/2011, Expiration Date: 06/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 06/15/2021, Certifier: Andrew Klinnert, Registrant: Arvig Enterprises, Inc., 150 Second Street Sw, Perham, MN 56573-1408, Phone: (320) 256-0184, Email:

  • ARVIG Lucan, 304 1st St (Lat: 44.411000 Lon: -95.408000), Type: Pole, Structure height: 39 m, Overall height: 40 m, Call Sign: WRFU268,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/01/2020, Expiration Date: 05/01/2030, Certifier: Staci Malikowski, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:


Most common first names in Lucan, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph1382.8 years
Robert474.8 years
Anna379.7 years
John382.3 years
Helen374.3 years
Henry377.6 years
Margaret383.7 years
Emma287.5 years
Eva288.0 years
Kenneth274.4 years
Most common last names in Lucan, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Norcutt766.6 years
Macht677.5 years
Skoblik484.2 years
Martin478.2 years
Ellingson484.8 years
Jensen478.3 years
Zupfer486.2 years
Bruns375.7 years
Brau383.7 years
Brey380.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lucan, MN
  • 61.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.2%Electricity
  • 14.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lucan, MN
  • 78.1%Electricity
  • 21.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Lucan compared to Minnesota 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
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