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The Lost Nation Census Designated Place had a population of 684 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 684
Daytime Population: Workers 86
Daytime Population: Residents 324
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 410
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 684
Population in Familes 604
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 280
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $82,181
Average Household Income $89,847
Per Capita Income $38,828


Total Housing Units 364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 268 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 ( 8.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $176,471
Average Home Value $195,336


Total Households 297
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 235
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 -0.47% -0.74%
Households -0.28% -0.61%
Families -1.01% -0.69%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

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, 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 # 820 40th
Population Density # 1211 12th
Diversity Index # 676 51st
Median Household Income # 149 89th
Per Capita Income # 144 90th

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