Lost Nation, Iowa

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Lost Nation, Iowa
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Location of Lost Nation, Iowa
Location of Lost Nation, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°57′51″N 90°49′3″W / 41.96417°N 90.81750°W / 41.96417; -90.81750Coordinates: 41°57′51″N 90°49′3″W / 41.96417°N 90.81750°W / 41.96417; -90.81750
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyClinton
IncorporatedJuly 9, 1903 [1]
Area
 • Total0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Land0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
755 ft (230 m)
Population
 • Total446
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
420
 • Density697/sq mi (269.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52254
Area code(s)563
FIPS code19-46605
GNIS feature ID0458634
Websitelostnationiowa.org

Lost Nation is a city in Clinton County, Iowa, United States. The population was 446 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Lost Nation was platted in 1872.[5] Lost Nation was named for the fact it was the second town started at this site; the first "lost" town had been decimated by disease.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.64 square miles (1.66 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1910523—    
1920537+2.7%
1930493−8.2%
1940493+0.0%
1950557+13.0%
1960567+1.8%
1970547−3.5%
1980524−4.2%
1990467−10.9%
2000497+6.4%
2010446−10.3%
2016420−5.8%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
City Hall & Library

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 446 people, 201 households, and 120 families residing in the city. The population density was 696.9 inhabitants per square mile (269.1/km2). There were 221 housing units at an average density of 345.3 per square mile (133.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.1% White and 0.9% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 201 households of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.3% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the city was 44.2 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.8% were from 25 to 44; 29.3% were from 45 to 64; and 19.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 497 people, 210 households, and 136 families residing in the city. The population density was 773.7 people per square mile (299.8/km²). There were 225 housing units at an average density of 350.3 per square mile (135.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.99% White, 0.20% Asian, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

There were 210 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.

Gilroy Rustic Park

The median income for a household in the city was $31,354, and the median income for a family was $34,792. Males had a median income of $27,708 versus $20,714 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,933. About 15.4% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture[edit]

Annual events[edit]

Rustic Days[edit]

The annual Rustic Days in Lost Nation take place during the third weekend of July. Rustic Days include a Rustic Run, a parade, and a street dance.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lost Nation, Iowa". City-Data. Retrieved January 23, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ Wolfe, Patrick B. (1911). Wolfe's History of Clinton County, Iowa, Volume 1. B. F. Bowen. p. 275.
  6. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 79.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "Jim McAndrew". BASEBALL-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2011.
  10. ^ "George Stone". BASEBALL-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2011.

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