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Lucas County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Lucas County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Seat Chariton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

434 sq mi (1,124 km²)
431 sq mi (1,115 km²)
4 sq mi (9 km²), 0.84%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

9,422
22/sq mi (8/km²)
Founded 1846
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Lucas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 9,422. Its county seat is Chariton.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 434 square miles (1,124 km²), of which 431 square miles (1,115 km²) is land and 4 square miles (9 km²) (0.84%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Lucas County was formed in 1846. It was named for Robert Lucas, a Governor of the Territory.[2]

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Lucas County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 16,126
1910 13,462 −16.5%
1920 15,686 16.5%
1930 15,114 −3.6%
1940 14,571 −3.6%
1950 12,069 −17.2%
1960 10,923 −9.5%
1970 10,163 −7.0%
1980 10,313 1.5%
1990 9,070 −12.1%
2000 9,422 3.9%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 9,422 people, 3,811 households, and 2,560 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 4,239 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.44% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. 0.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,811 households out of which 28.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.80% were non-families. 28.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 19.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,876, and the median income for a family was $38,352. Males had a median income of $31,243 versus $21,293 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,341. About 8.40% of families and 13.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.10% of those under age 18 and 9.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Athletics

  • Lucas County is well-known for its baseball program. As recently as 2009 Lucas County's Babe Ruth All-star teams have made it to, or past, the Iowa State Tournament. They have won 5 Babe Ruth State Titles, with the most recent coming in 2008. They have not, however, won any national titles.

Notable natives

Notes

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Lucas County
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 41°01′34″N 93°19′42″W / 41.02611°N 93.32833°W / 41.02611; -93.32833


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Lucas County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Lucas County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded information needed
Seat Chariton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.84%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

9422
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Lucas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 9,422. Its county seat is Chariton.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,124 km² (434 sq mi). 1,115 km² (431 sq mi) of it is land and 9 km² (4 sq mi) of it (0.84%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Lucas County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,422 people, 3,811 households, and 2,560 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (22/sq mi). There were 4,239 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.44% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. 0.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,811 households out of which 28.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.80% were non-families. 28.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 19.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,876, and the median income for a family was $38,352. Males had a median income of $31,243 versus $21,293 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,341. About 8.40% of families and 13.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.10% of those under age 18 and 9.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Lucas County Courthouse

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 41°01′34″N, 93°19′42″WLatitude: 41°1′34″N
Longitude: 93°19′42″W


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