Lucas, Kansas

Lucas, Kansas

Lucas is a city in Russell County, Kansas, United States. The population was 436 at the 2000 census. Lucas is well known because of attractions such as Florence Deeble's Rock Garden, the Garden of Eden created by Samuel P. Dinsmoor, the Grassroots Art Center, and the World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things Traveling Roadside Attraction and Museum.

Geography

Lucas is located at (39.058839, -98.537457).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 436 people, 180 households, and 113 families residing in the city. The population density was 823.4 people per square mile (317.6/km²). There were 232 housing units at an average density of 438.1/sq mi (169.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.71% White, 1.38% African American, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.

There were 180 households out of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 18.8% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 31.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 85.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,889, and the median income for a family was $38,125. Males had a median income of $25,250 versus $15,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,544. About 4.4% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.

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