Lost Nation, IA 52254 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 52254: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lost Nation, IA 52254

Acceptable Alternative
Elwood, IA 52254

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Clinton County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.967, Longitude -90.818
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 24
  • PO Box Addresses: 162
  • Residential Addresses: 244
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 244

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Lost Nation, IA 52254 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 991
Daytime Population: Workers 161
Daytime Population: Residents 534
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 695
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 991
Population in Familes 799
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 16
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $49,572
Average Household Income $63,876
Per Capita Income $27,394


Total Housing Units 461 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 315 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 110 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $97,269
Average Home Value $145,873


Total Households 425
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 278
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.21% -0.08%
Households 0.33% -0.05%
Families 0.15% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

Lost Nation, IA 52254 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 52254 to the other 963 ZIP Codes in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 480 50th
Population Density # 636 34th
Diversity Index # 670 31st
Median Household Income # 710 26th
Per Capita Income # 543 44th

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