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Lostant, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Lostant had a population of 509 as of July 1, 2017. Lostant 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 Lostant is located at latitude 41.1252 and longitude -89.0668 in LaSalle County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Lostant (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. LaSalle County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 699 feet.

The Village of Lostant (GNIS ID: 2399189) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Lostant is located within Township of Hope, a minor civil division (MCD) of LaSalle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lostant population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lostant: Ellsworth.

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Lostant, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 509
Daytime Population: Workers 173
Daytime Population: Residents 281
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 454
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 509
Population in Familes 433
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 454
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $57,565
Average Household Income $71,658
Per Capita Income $27,361


Total Housing Units 208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 159 (76.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $111,932
Average Home Value $140,881


Total Households 192
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 137
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.25% -0.04%
Households 0.22% -0.1%
Families -0.3% -0.15%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   3.29%

Lostant, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lostant to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 930 32nd
Population Density # 1110 19th
Diversity Index # 914 34th
Median Household Income # 508 63rd
Per Capita Income # 631 54th

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