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Lucas, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Lucas had a population of 213 as of July 1, 2016. Lucas ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lucas is located at latitude 41.0324 and longitude -93.4616 in Lucas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lucas (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lucas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 892 feet.

The City of Lucas (GNIS ID: 2395783) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lucas is located within Township of Jackson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lucas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lucas population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lucas, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 213
Population in Households 213
Population in Familes 171
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 221
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 88
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 59
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 112 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 77 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 ( 9.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (21.4%)
Median Home Value $92,188
Average Home Value $132,792


Median Household Income $53,565
Average Household Income $57,391
Per Capita Income $24,818
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% -0.28%
Households -0.18% 0.0%
Families 0.0% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lucas, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lucas to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 686 32nd
Population Density1 # 858 15th
Diversity Index2 # 715 30th
Median Household Income # 470 54th
Per Capita Income # 691 32nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.