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Lusk, WY

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Lusk Profile


Overview

Lusk is a very small town located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 1,541 people and just one neighborhood, Lusk is the 44th largest community in Wyoming. Lusk has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lusk is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lusk is a town of service providers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Lusk who work in teaching (13.49%), healthcare (10.53%), and food service (9.87%).

Setting & Lifestyle

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Lusk has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Lusk has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Lusk than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Lusk may be for you.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.72 minutes getting to work every day.

As is often the case in a small town, Lusk doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Lusk Demographics

The citizens of Lusk are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.10% of adults in Lusk have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Lusk in 2018 was $17,991, which is low income relative to Wyoming and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,964 for a family of four. However, Lusk contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lusk is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lusk home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lusk residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Lusk include German, Irish, English, French, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Lusk is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2022. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 4
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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that your children would be exposed to if you lived in this neighborhood. Info

Schools In This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to WY* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Lance Creek Elementary School
325 20 Mile Road
Lance Creek, WY 82222
KG-06
Lusk Elementary School
425 South Maple
Lusk, WY 82225
PK-05
Lusk Middle School
425 South Maple
Lusk, WY 82225
06-08
Niobrara County High School
702 West 5th Street
Lusk, WY 82225
09-12
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

NIOBRARA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1


Students Enrolled in This District


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District Quality Compared to Wyoming

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Better than of WY school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 26.1% 33.3%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 16.2% 25.1%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 9.9% 8.3%

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