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Welcome to Lucas ...

The city of Lucas is located in Russell County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lucas has a population of 392 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lucas.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Lucas: Named after Lucas Place, Saint Louis, Missouri (MO).

Lucas is 1,490 feet [454 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Lucas lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lucas lies within the (785) area code.

The ZIP code for Lucas: 67648<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lucas had an population of 392 people. This is a decrease of 0.25% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lucas had a population of 393 people (which is 5.64% of the total population of Russell County). This makes Lucas the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Lucas represents 0.01% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 328th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 393 people, the population of Lucas decreased 9.86% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 436 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lucas.

Communities Also Named Lucas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Lucas - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lucas.

Communities near Lucas ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lucas.

  • Wilson (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
    • Wilson lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Lucas and is located in Ellsworth County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 713 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Wilson:
    • Bosland
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
  • Sylvan Grove (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvan Grove
    • Sylvan Grove lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Lucas and is located in Lincoln County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 269 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvan Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sylvan Grove has also been known as:
    • Sylvan Grove Station
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvan Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylvan Grove<7>
  • Tipton (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tipton
    • Tipton lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Lucas and is located in Mitchell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 189 people
    • Former name for Tipton:
    • Pittsburg
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tipton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tipton<7>
  • Luray (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luray
    • Luray lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Lucas and is located in Russell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 182 people
    • Former name for Luray:
    • Lura
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luray
  • Dorrance (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorrance
    • Dorrance lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Lucas and is located in Russell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 180 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dorrance have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Dorrance:
    • Dorrence
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorrance
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dorrance<7>
  • Bunker Hill (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunker Hill
    • Bunker Hill lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Lucas and is located in Russell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 93 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunker Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Bunker Hill:
    • Bunkerhill
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunker Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bunker Hill<7>
  • Hunter (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter
    • Hunter lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Lucas and is located in Mitchell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hunter<7>
  • Waldo (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
    • Waldo lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Lucas and is located in Russell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29 people
    • Former name for Waldo:
    • Pleasant Run
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldo
  • Denmark (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denmark
    • Denmark lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Lucas and is located in Lincoln County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denmark
  • Paradise (20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
    • Paradise lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the west of Lucas and is located in Russell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 48 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lucas. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lucas.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lucas. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lucas.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lucas. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lucas.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lucas ...

Looking for more information about Lucas? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lucas, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lucas.

Adding Lucas to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lucas in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lucas was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Lucas on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lucas on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Lucas

Visit our Community Index for Kansas

About Russell County

About Kansas

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lucas. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Russell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lucas.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lucas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Lucas). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lucas or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lucas) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lucas. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LucasOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lucas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0595, Longitude: -98.5380    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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