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Lucas, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Lucas had a population of 220 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Lucas, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 220
Daytime Population: Workers 56
Daytime Population: Residents 127
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 183
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 220
Population in Familes 177
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 228
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $56,270
Average Household Income $59,259
Per Capita Income $25,657


Total Housing Units 114 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 79 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 ( 9.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $95,313
Average Home Value $126,266


Total Households 91
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 61
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.25% 0.09%
Households 0.31% 0.0%
Families 0.46% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

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, 2017 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 # 678 33rd
Population Density # 847 16th
Diversity Index # 700 31st
Median Household Income # 390 61st
Per Capita Income # 671 34th

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