Lucerne, WY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lucerne, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Lucerne Census Designated Place had a population of 575 as of July 1, 2017. Lucerne ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wyoming. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lucerne is located at latitude 43.718 and longitude -108.1847 in Hot Springs County. The formal boundaries for the Lucerne Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.66 sq. miles. Hot Springs County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,314 feet.

The Lucerne Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408151) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Wyoming is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Lucerne Census Designated Place is located within Thermopolis West Division of Hot Springs County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lucerne 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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Lucerne, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 575
Daytime Population: Workers 47
Daytime Population: Residents 265
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 312
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.54
Population in Households 559
Population in Familes 455
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 29
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $55,068
Average Household Income $67,832
Per Capita Income $29,929


Total Housing Units 275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $220,968
Average Home Value $258,654


Total Households 249
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 169
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 1.0% 0.07%
Households 1.1% 0.16%
Families -0.4% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

Lucerne, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lucerne to the other 204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming 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 # 76 63rd
Population Density # 166 19th
Diversity Index # 92 55th
Median Household Income # 132 36th
Per Capita Income # 113 45th

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