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Lost Nation, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Lost Nation Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Ogle County at latitude 41.912 and longitude -89.3685. Ogle County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 705 feet.

The formal official name is the Lost Nation Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lost Nation, Illinois.

The U5 Census Class Code for Lost Nation indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Lost Nation Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles.

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Lost Nation, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 695
Population in Households 695
Population in Familes 614
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 285
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 300
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 238
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 271 (74.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 ( 8.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $146,196
Average Home Value $160,463


Median Household Income $60,526
Average Household Income $73,223
Per Capita Income $31,563
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.44% -0.35%
Households -0.23% -0.27%
Families -1.43% -0.34%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lost Nation, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lost Nation to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 817 40th
Population Density1 # 1209 12th
Diversity Index2 # 667 51st
Median Household Income # 371 73rd
Per Capita Income # 256 81st

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