Lostant, Illinois

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Lostant
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County LaSalle
Township Hope
Elevation 691 ft (211 m)
Coordinates 41°8′32″N 89°3′41″W / 41.14222°N 89.06139°W / 41.14222; -89.06139Coordinates: 41°8′32″N 89°3′41″W / 41.14222°N 89.06139°W / 41.14222; -89.06139
Area 0.39 sq mi (1 km2)
 - land 0.39 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 486 (2000)
Density 1,259.7 / sq mi (486 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61334
Area code 815
Location of Lostant within Illinois
Location of Lostant within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Lostant, Illinois

Lostant is a village in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States. The population was 486 at the 2000 census. It is part of the OttawaStreator Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

A post office has been in operation at Lostant since 1861.[1] The village was named for the wife of a French official.[2]

Geography[edit]

Lostant is located at 41°8′32″N 89°3′41″W / 41.14222°N 89.06139°W / 41.14222; -89.06139 (41.142127, -89.061384).[3]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.39 square miles (1.0 km2), all land.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 363
1890 378 4.1%
1900 480 27.0%
1910 458 −4.6%
1920 911 98.9%
1930 413 −54.7%
1940 399 −3.4%
1950 432 8.3%
1960 460 6.5%
1970 465 1.1%
1980 539 15.9%
1990 510 −5.4%
2000 486 −4.7%
2010 498 2.5%
Est. 2014 485 [5] −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 486 people, 198 households, and 135 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,259.7 people per square mile (481.1/km²). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 546.9 per square mile (208.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.56% White, 0.21% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

There were 198 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $41,964, and the median income for a family was $52,031. Males had a median income of $38,594 versus $27,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,782. About 3.2% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

SCHOOLS Lostant Elementary school

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La Salle County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 190. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.