Lost Nation, Iowa

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Lost Nation is a city in Clinton County, Iowa, United States. The population was 497 at the 2000 census.



Lost Nation is located at 41°57′51″N 90°49′3″W / 41.96417°N 90.8175°W / 41.96417; -90.8175 (41.964067, -90.817578)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 497 people, 210 households, and 136 families residing in the city. The population density was 773.7 people per square mile (299.8/km²). There were 225 housing units at an average density of 350.3/sq mi (135.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.99% White, 0.20% Asian, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

There were 210 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,354, and the median income for a family was $34,792. Males had a median income of $27,708 versus $20,714 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,933. About 15.4% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.

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