Lost City, Oklahoma

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Population in 2010: 770. Population change since 2000: -4.8%
Males: 387  (50.3%)
Females: 383  (49.7%)
Median resident age:  41.7 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip codes: 74441.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,540 (it was $29,118 in 2000)
Lost City:

$41,540
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,553 (it was $11,629 in 2000)

Lost City CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,590 (it was $55,000 in 2000)
Lost City:

$84,590
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $125,751; Detached houses: $136,925; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $119,515; Mobile homes: $77,184; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,919
Lost City races chart
  • White alone - 357 (46.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 331 (43.0%)
  • Two or more races - 66 (8.6%)
  • Hispanic - 15 (1.9%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.1%)

Races in Lost City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lost City: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (10.8%), German (5.8%), United States (4.9%), English (2.9%), Welsh (2.6%), Dutch (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 698 feet

Land area: 23.3 square miles.

Population density: 33 people per square mile   (very low).

Lost City,OK real estate house value index trend

Lost City, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in Lost City:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lost City CDP:

  • Never married: 35.1%
  • Now married: 45.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

17 residents are foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

This place:  2.1%
Oklahoma:  5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $457 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $318 (0.4%)

Lost City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Broken Arrow, OK (37.1 miles , pop. 74,859).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (46.6 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (240.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Shady Grove, OK (1.7 miles ), Hulbert, OK (2.0 miles ), Gideon, OK (2.3 miles) , Peggs, OK (2.6 miles ), Grandview, OK (2.6 miles ), North Cherokee, OK (2.8 miles ), Cedar Crest, OK (3.0 miles ), Steely Hollow, OK (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 35.99 N, Longitude: 95.12 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 918

Lost City household income distribution Lost City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Lost City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lost City, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lost City-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 149% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/26/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.3 miles away from the Lost City place center killed 5 people and injured 25 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.8 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lost City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 117.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 173.4 miles away from Lost City center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 173.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 270.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 298.2 miles away from Lost City center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 162.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 9, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lost City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lost City:

  • GRACE LIVING CENTER-TAHLEQUAH UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; TAHLEQUAH, OK)
  • CHEROKEE NATION HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; TAHLEQUAH, OK)
  • HOSPICE OF THE CHEROKEE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; TAHLEQUAH, OK)
  • CHEROKEE COUNTY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; TAHLEQUAH, OK)
  • CORNERSTONE HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; TAHLEQUAH, OK)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; TAHLEQUAH, OK)
  • TRINITY HOSSPICE OF TAHLEQUAH (Hospital, about 11 miles away; TAHLEQUAH, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lost City:

  • Northeastern State University (about 10 miles; Tahlequah, OK; Full-time enrollment: 6,895)
  • John Brown University (about 35 miles; Siloam Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,097)
  • Rogers State University (about 37 miles; Claremore, OK; FT enrollment: 3,482)
  • Tulsa Community College (about 45 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 12,480)
  • Oral Roberts University (about 47 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,216)
  • University of Tulsa (about 48 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,702)
  • Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (about 53 miles; Okmulgee, OK; FT enrollment: 3,243)

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Churches in Lost City include: Keener Church (A), Swimmer Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Swimmer Baptist Cemetery (1), Lost City Cemetery (2), Keener Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 90.1. This is worse than average.

City:

90.1
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.0247. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0247
U.S.:

0.3026

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 3.34. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.34
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.64. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.64
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 37.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 20.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00373. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00373
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.6%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 17.4% for American Indian residents, 23.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  78.8%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.6%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households

Lost City compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Lost City travel time to work - commute Lost City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43%)
  • Utility gas (19%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Other fuel (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lost City CDP (based on Cherokee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.32%
Here: 36.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents50.3%12.9%5.9%4.1%3.7%
Congregations35.8%7.5%4.5%10.4%1.5%
NameCatholic ChurchInternational Council of Community ChurchesLDS (Mormon) ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents3.0%3.0%2.9%2.3%11.8%
Congregations3.0%1.5%1.5%4.5%29.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Cherokee County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Cherokee County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Cherokee County:

4.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.0%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

31.0%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

7.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,073 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.55%
Oklahoma average:

7.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Muskogee County, OK  0.91% ($33,780 average AGI)
from Tulsa County, OK  0.78% ($31,661)
from Adair County, OK  0.44% ($22,393)


7.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,131 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.14%
Oklahoma average:

7.24%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tulsa County, OK  1.06% ($24,404 average AGI)
to Muskogee County, OK  0.79% ($30,468)
to Adair County, OK  0.50% ($21,754)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lost City:

  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KXTD (1530 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WAGONER, OK; Owner: GAYTAN-GALVAN LIMITED LIABILITY COMP)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTLQ (1350 AM; 1 kW; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Owner: JOHNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KUOA (1290 AM; 5 kW; SILOAM SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KUOA, INC.)
  • KAKC (1300 AM; 5 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KWHN (1650 AM; 10 kW; FT. SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lost City:

  • K204CA (88.7 FM; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KNYD (90.5 FM; BROKEN ARROW, OK; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP. INC)
  • KJSR (103.3 FM; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KMYZ-FM (104.5 FM; PRYOR, OK; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KEOK (101.7 FM; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Owner: JOHNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWGS (89.5 FM; TULSA, OK; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA)
  • KHTT (106.9 FM; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KTFX-FM (102.1 FM; WARNER, OK; Owner: K95.5, INC)
  • KQLL-FM (106.1 FM; OWASSO, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KEMX (94.5 FM; LOCUST GROVE, OK; Owner: KXOJ, INC.)
  • KCXR (100.3 FM; TAFT, OK; Owner: KXOJ INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lost City:

  • KTUL (Channel 8; TULSA, OK; Owner: KTUL, LLC)
  • KJRH (Channel 2; TULSA, OK; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOED-TV (Channel 11; TULSA, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KOTV (Channel 6; TULSA, OK; Owner: GRIFFIN LICENSING, L.L.C.)
  • KTFO (Channel 41; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWHB (Channel 47; TULSA, OK; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KOKI-TV (Channel 23; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K52GX (Channel 52; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KRSC-TV (Channel 35; CLAREMORE, OK; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF OKLAHOMA COLLEGES)
  • K31DY (Channel 31; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • K25GJ (Channel 25; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K04DY (Channel 4; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Owner: NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY)
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