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Welcome to Lusk ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Lusk has a population of 1,541 people<1> (see below for details).

Lusk was established in 1886.

The community of Lusk is 5,040 feet [1,536 m] above sea level.<2> 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

The area code for Lusk: (307)

The ZIP code for Lusk: 82225<3>

Population Details ...

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 (which had a count of 1,447 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Lusk had an population of 1,541 people. This is a decrease of 1.66% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.5% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Lusk ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Lusk and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2018
Population
DirDistance
Harrison (NE)   [Map]   227   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Jay Em   [Map]   ---   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Keeline   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Kirtley   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lance Creek   [Map]   ---   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lost Springs   [Map]   4   W   24 miles [38.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Lusk.

Communities Also Named Lusk ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lusk. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lusk. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lusk.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lusk - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lusk) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lusk. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lusk

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lusk. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7613, Longitude: -104.4521     [Map].

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