Lucas

Lucas is just north of Wylie and Parker eight miles east of U.S. Highway 75 in southeast Collin County. It was named after Gabriel H. Lucas, son of early settler Peter F. Lucas, who arrived in 1844. Gabriel opened a store there in 1870. For nearly a century the economy of the area was based upon agriculture, chiefly cotton and corn. In 1947 Lucas had a population of 100, two stores, a gin, a school, a public softball field, and two churches. With the growth of Dallas, several housing developments have transformed Lucas from a farming community to a rural suburb. The town was incorporated in 1970, and by 1984 its population was 1,500, most of the residents being newcomers with jobs in Dallas. The gin, the old school, and the softball field have disappeared. In 1990 the population was 2,205. That figure increased to 2,890 by 2000.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Lucas is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (St. Jo)

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.09852180
    Longitude
    -96.58197400

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Population Counts

Lucas
Pop. Year Source
8,066 2019 Texas Demographic Center
5,166 2010 Texas Demographic Center
2,890 2000 Texas Demographic Center
2,205 1990 Texas Demographic Center