Luck, Wisconsin


Luck, Wisconsin

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Luck, Wisconsin
settlement_type = Town
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Wisconsin
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Polk

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area_total_km2 = 84.6
area_land_km2 = 83.1
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area_total_sq_mi = 32.6
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 881
population_density_km2 = 10.6
population_density_sq_mi = 27.5

timezone = Central (CST)
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elevation_m = 373
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latd = 45 |latm = 35 |lats = 56 |latNS = N
longd = 92 |longm = 29 |longs = 12 |longEW = W

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Luck is a village in Polk County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,210 at the 2000 census. The village is located within the Town of Luck.

Geography

Luck is located at coor dms|45|34|13|N|92|28|29|W|city (45.570499, -92.47476)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.3 km²), of which, 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²) of it (24.18%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,210 people, 500 households, and 308 families residing in the village. The population density was 654.2 people per square mile (252.5/km²). There were 572 housing units at an average density of 309.3/sq mi (119.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.26% White, 0.74% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 0.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 500 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 24.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $32,138, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $21,343 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,599. About 5.4% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over.

History

Luck was originally two settlements, one on Big Butternut Lake, and one further west, near the present site of State Highway 35. The two settlements knew it was impractical to remain as separate entities, but disagreed about which would be the center of town. The railroad settled the issue when it laid tracks near the western settlement.

*Luck was not incorporated until 1905, several years later than most surrounding villages.
*Regina Spektor worked at a butterfly farm in Luck.

Luck was once home to the Duncan Yo-Yo factory headquarters.

Schools

Luck's small school is located on Big Butternut Lake in a single building that accommodates kindergarten through 12th grade. There are approximately 50 students in each grade.

*The Luck High School athletic teams are nicknamed the Cardinals.
*Luck plays the majority of its athletic events in the Lakeland Conference.
*Luck High School offers eight boys' sports (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, hockey, track & field and wrestling) and eight girls' sports (basketball, cross country, golf, hockey, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball).

References

External links

* [http://www.luckwisconsin.com/ Village of Luck]
** [http://www.luckwisconsin.com/luck-wisconsin-directory.asp Business Directory]
** [http://www.luckwisconsin.com/photo-gallery.htm Photo Gallery]


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