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The Lost Nation Census Designated Place had a population of 701 as of July 1, 2016. Lost Nation ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lost Nation is located at latitude 41.912 and longitude -89.3685 in Ogle County. 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. Ogle County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 705 feet.

The Lost Nation Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629858) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lost Nation Census Designated Place is located within Township of Taylor, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ogle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lost Nation population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lost Nation, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 701
Population in Households 701
Population in Familes 620
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 287
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 305
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 241
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 275 (75.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 ( 8.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $180,455
Average Home Value $203,467


Median Household Income $80,623
Average Household Income $87,174
Per Capita Income $37,873
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.16% -0.29%
Households 0.11% -0.13%
Families -0.77% -0.17%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   2.61%
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 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 812 41st
Population Density1 # 1209 12th
Diversity Index2 # 680 50th
Median Household Income # 141 90th
Per Capita Income # 128 91st

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