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Lusk, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Lusk had a population of 1,603 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lusk is located at latitude 42.7613 and longitude -104.4584 in Niobrara County. 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. Niobrara County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,016 feet.

The Town of Lusk (GNIS ID: 2412924) 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.

Wyoming is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Lusk is located within West Niobrara Division of Niobrara County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lusk 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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Lusk, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,603
Population in Households 1,365
Population in Familes 1,027
Population in Group Qrtrs 238
Population Density1 775
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 666
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 374
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 807 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 436 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 229 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 141 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $115,591
Average Home Value $149,312


Median Household Income $36,786
Average Household Income $53,478
Per Capita Income $25,715
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% -0.2%
Households 0.19% -0.12%
Families 0.04% -0.32%
Median Household Income   -0.46%
Per Capita Income   1.14%
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 204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming 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 # 44 79th
Population Density1 # 57 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 141 31st
Median Household Income # 196 4th
Per Capita Income # 156 24th

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