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Welcome to Lusk ...

The town of Lusk is located in Niobrara County<1> (at the time of its founding, Lusk was located in Converse County) and is the County Seat for Niobrara County.

Lusk was established in 1886.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lusk has a population of 1,514 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Lusk is 5,040 feet [1,536 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Lusk is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Lusk lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lusk is within the boundaries of the (307) area code.

The ZIP code for Lusk: 82225<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lusk had an population of 1,514 people. This is a decrease of 3.38% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lusk had a population of 1,567 people (which is 63.08% of the total population of Niobrara County). This makes Lusk the county's most populous community.

The population of Lusk represents 0.28% of the population of Wyoming (which has 563,626 people), making it the state's 34th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,567 people, the population of Lusk increased 8.29% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,447 people).

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

Communities Also Named Lusk ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 9 communities that are also named Lusk - they are located in Alabama, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Tennessee and Texas (2).

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

Communities near Lusk ...

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

  • Manville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Van Tassell
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Keeline
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keeline
    • Keeline is located in Niobrara County
  • Kirtley
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirtley
    • Kirtley is located in Niobrara County
  • Jay Em
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jay Em
    • Jay Em is located in Goshen County
  • Lance Creek
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
  • West Lance Creek ‑ Historic
    (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Lance Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Lance Creek
    • West Lance Creek is located in Niobrara County
  • Lost Springs
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the west)
  • Shawnee
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the west)
  • Harrison
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the east)

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 Lusk. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lusk.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lusk. 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 Lusk.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lusk. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lusk.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lusk ...

Looking for more information about Lusk? 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 Lusk, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lusk.

Adding Lusk to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Lusk was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Lusk post office opened in 1884.

We also found Lusk in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Lusk.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wyoming's counties, including Niobrara, 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 Lusk.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lusk - 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 town (such as Lusk). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lusk or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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