Lusk, WY Demographics


Population (year 2000): 1,447. Estimated population in July 2005: 1,348 (-6.8% change)
Males: 654 (45.2%), Females: 793 (54.8%)

Niobrara County

Zip code: 82225

Median resident age: 41.7 years
Median household income: $29,760 (year 2000)
Median house value: $62,300 (year 2000)

Races in Lusk:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (33.5%), English (19.6%), Irish (15.7%), Norwegian (4.8%), United States (4.7%), French (4.2%).

Elevation: 5034 feet

Land area: 2.0 square miles

Map of Lusk, WY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Lusk

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lusk town

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -105 (-6.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Lusk:

  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 48 miles; TORRINGTON, WY)
  • PLATTE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 65 miles; WHEATLAND, WY)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF CONVERSE COUNTY (about 65 miles; DOUGLAS, WY)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lusk:

  • WESTERN NEB. RGNL/WILLIAM B. HEILIG FIELD (about 86 miles; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; ID: BFF)
  • CHEYENNE (about 114 miles; CHEYENNE, WY; ID: CYS)
  • ALLIANCE MUNI (about 125 miles; ALLIANCE, NE; ID: AIA)

Other public-use airports nearest to Lusk:

  • LUSK MUNI (about 4 miles; LUSK, WY; ID: LSK)
  • CAMP GUERNSEY (about 40 miles; GUERNSEY, WY; ID: 7V6)
  • HARRISON SKYRANCH (about 41 miles; HARRISON, NE; ID: 9V3)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lusk:

  • CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 101 miles; CHADRON, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING (about 118 miles; LARAMIE, WY; FT enrollment: 9,665)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY (about 126 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; FT enrollment: 2,002)
  • BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 126 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; FT enrollment: 3,190)
  • CASPER COLLEGE (about 128 miles; CASPER, WY; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO (about 164 miles; GREELEY, CO; FT enrollment: 10,983)
  • AIMS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 166 miles; GREELEY, CO; FT enrollment: 3,722)

Schools

Public high school in Lusk:

  • NIOBRARA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 139; Location: 702 WEST 5TH; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Lusk:

  • LUSK ELEMENTARY (Students: 156; Location: 425 SOUTH MAPLE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • LUSK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 102; Location: 425 SOUTH MAPLE; Grades: 06 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Lusk:

  • NIOBRARA COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $64,415; Location: 425 S. MAIN STREET; 31,007 books; 325 audio materials; 565 video materials; 73 serial subscriptions)