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Lusk, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Lusk is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Niobrara County at latitude 42.7613 and longitude -104.4584. Niobrara County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,016 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Lusk, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lusk, Wyoming.

The P1 Census Class Code for Lusk indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Lusk (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Town of Lusk, WY Boundary Map


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Lusk, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,556
Population in Households 1,343
Population in Familes 1,015
Population in Group Qrtrs 213
Population Density1 752
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 658
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 374
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 790 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 438 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 220 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 132 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $187,222
Average Home Value $230,479


Median Household Income $36,463
Average Household Income $47,767
Per Capita Income $20,533
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.17% 0.23%
Households 0.0% 0.33%
Families 0.06% 0.16%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   4.91%
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.


Lusk, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lusk to the other 203 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 45 78th
Population Density1 # 57 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 149 27th
Median Household Income # 194 5th
Per Capita Income # 179 12th

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