|Population||218 (Dec 2012)|
|- Density||121 /km2 (314 /sq mi)|
|Area||1.8 km2 (0.69 sq mi)|
|Elevation||570 m (1,870 ft)|
|Surrounded by||Burgistein, Kirchdorf, Mühlethurnen, Riggisberg|
Lohnstorf is first mentioned in 1148 as Lonestrof. In 1279 it was mentioned as Lonstorf.
Lohnstorf has an area, as of 2009[update], of 1.8 km2 (0.69 sq mi). Of this area, 1.66 km2 (0.64 sq mi) or 92.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.03 km2 (7.4 acres) or 1.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.12 km2 (30 acres) or 6.7% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.02 km2 (4.9 acres) or 1.1% is either rivers or lakes.
Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 3.3% and transportation infrastructure made up 3.3%. 1.1% of the total land area is heavily forested. Of the agricultural land, 57.8% is used for growing crops and 29.4% is pastures, while 2.8% is used for orchards or vine crops and 2.2% is used for alpine pastures. All the water in the municipality is in rivers and streams.
The municipality and village or Lohnstorf are located in the Gürbetal (Gürbe valley) near Längenberg mountain.
Lohnstorf has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 218. As of 2007[update], 2.2% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 12.3%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (99.0%), while the last 1% speaks French.
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 27.1% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 54.8% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 18.1%. The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Lohnstorf about 78.1% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
Lohnstorf has an unemployment rate of 0.88%. As of 2005[update], there were 42 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 15 businesses involved in this sector. 9 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 2 businesses in this sector. 22 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 5 businesses in this sector. The historical population is given in the following table:
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- Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Datenwürfel für Thema 01.2 - Bevölkerungsstand und -bewegung (German) accessed 29 August 2013
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Lohnstorf in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office-Land Use Statistics 2009 data (German) accessed 25 March 2010
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 14-Jul-2009