Lucas County, Iowa

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Lucas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 9,422. Its county seat is Chariton.[1]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 434 square miles (1,124 km²), of which 431 square miles (1,115 km²) is land and 4 square miles (9 km²) (0.84%) is water.

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Lucas County was formed in 1846. It was named for Robert Lucas, a Governor of the Territory.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 9,422 people, 3,811 households, and 2,560 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 4,239 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.44% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. 0.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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