Lost Nation, IA Profile: Facts & Data

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Lost Nation, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Lost Nation had a population of 431 as of July 1, 2018. Lost Nation ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lost Nation is located at latitude 41.9666 and longitude -90.8167 in Clinton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lost Nation (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clinton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 755 feet.

The City of Lost Nation (GNIS ID: 2395767) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lost Nation is located within Township of Sharon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clinton County.


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Lost Nation, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 431
Population in Households 431
Population in Familes 330
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 678
Diversity Index3 5
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,131
Average Household Income $70,180
Per Capita Income $30,603

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 221 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 139 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $84,191
Average Home Value $117,986
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 196
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 117
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.41% -0.47%
Households -0.3% -0.41%
Families -0.31% -0.52%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   3.49%

Lost Nation, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lost Nation to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 501 50th
Population Density # 503 50th
Diversity Index # 850 16th
Median Household Income # 879 13th
Per Capita Income # 361 64th

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