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Lusk, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Lusk had a population of 1,669 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Lusk, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,669
Daytime Population: Workers 965
Daytime Population: Residents 810
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,775
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 1,429
Population in Familes 1,077
Population in Group Qrtrs 240
Population Density2 807
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $39,699
Average Household Income $58,909
Per Capita Income $28,061


Total Housing Units 822 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 464 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 233 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $118,250
Average Home Value $148,495


Total Households 698
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 392
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 0.87% 0.39%
Households 0.82% 0.57%
Families 0.69% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

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, 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 # 41 80th
Population Density # 55 74th
Diversity Index # 140 32nd
Median Household Income # 193 6th
Per Capita Income # 143 30th

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