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Lost Springs, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Lost Springs had a population of 70 as of July 1, 2016. Lost Springs ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lost Springs is located at latitude 38.5666 and longitude -96.9656 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lost Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,493 feet.

The City of Lost Springs (GNIS ID: 2395768) 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 City of Lost Springs is located within Township of Lost Springs, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marion County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lost Springs: Agua Perdida, Nee-Nee-Oke-Pi-Yah.

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Lost Springs, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 70
Population in Households 70
Population in Familes 60
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 305
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 25
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 19
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 30 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22 (73.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3 ( 10.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $79,167
Average Home Value $114,130


Median Household Income $41,547
Average Household Income $50,668
Per Capita Income $19,514
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% -0.29%
Households -0.63% 0.0%
Families -3.01% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.16%
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 Springs, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lost Springs to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas 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 # 604 10th
Population Density1 # 561 17th
Diversity Index2 # 196 72nd
Median Household Income # 486 28th
Per Capita Income # 620 8th

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