Lost River, Idaho

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Population in 2010: 68. Population change since 2000: +161.5%
Males: 38  (56.5%)
Females: 30  (43.5%)
Median resident age:  93.4 years
Idaho median age:  35.7 years

Zip code: 83255

Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,757 (it was $31,667 in 2000)
Lost River:

$42,757
ID:

$46,783

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,621 (it was $14,534 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $848,146 (it was $541,700 in 2000)
Lost River:

$848,146
ID:

$159,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $167,168; Detached houses: $191,461; Mobile homes: $56,333
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  • Races in Lost River, ID (2010)

    Lost River races chart
    • 5783.8%White alone
    • 811.8%Hispanic
    • 22.9%Black alone
    • 11.5%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lost River: 134.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (100.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5422 feet

Land area: 8.71 square miles.

Population density: 7.8 people per square mile   (very low).

Lost River, Idaho map

For population 25 years and over in Lost River:

  • High school or higher: 72.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 90.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lost River city:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 40.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 33.4%
  • Divorced: 25.8%

2 residents are foreign born (7.7% Latin America).

This city:

7.7%
Idaho:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Lost River city:  0.0% ($0)
Idaho:  1.0% ($1,007)

Lost River satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Idaho Falls, ID (77.4 miles , pop. 50,730).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (461.7 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (709.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Moore, ID (3.0 miles) , Mackay, ID (3.7 miles ), Arco, ID (3.7 miles ), Butte City, ID (4.1 miles) , Howe, ID (5.5 miles ), Carey, ID (5.9 miles ), Bellevue, ID (6.3 miles ), Sun Valley, ID (6.3 miles ).

Latitude: 43.72 N, Longitude: 113.54 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 208

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

4.5%
Idaho:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Lost River, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Lost River-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Idaho state average. It is 279% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 27.7 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 154.9 miles away from Lost River center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 301.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 19:51:24, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 29.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 130.1 miles away from Lost River center
On 10/29/1983 at 23:29:11, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 47.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Butte County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lost River topographic map

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

  • Idaho State University (about 82 miles; Pocatello, ID; Full-time enrollment: 10,350)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 89 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • College of Southern Idaho (about 92 miles; Twin Falls, ID; FT enrollment: 5,051)
  • Boise State University (about 134 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 16,774)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 149 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 6,300)
  • Northwest Nazarene University (about 152 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,290)
  • Utah State University (about 163 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 21,131)

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Creeks: Cherry Creek (A), Willow Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Butte County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 0.0%
Average household size:
This city:  4.5 people
Idaho:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  73.3%
Whole state:  69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Lost River compared to Idaho state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

32.9
Idaho average:

11.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lost River city (based on Butte County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other1,6356
Black Protestant1901
Evangelical Protestant1664
Catholic1321
Mainline Protestant1142
None654-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Butte County:

3.63 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Butte County:

18.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

10.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Butte County:

25.1%
Idaho:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
State:

11.7%

6.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,776 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Idaho average:

7.20%

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


8.36% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.36%
Idaho average:

7.21%

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 Bonneville County, ID  1.61% ($28,133 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lost River:

  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZNR (690 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBLI (1620 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KID (590 AM; 5 kW; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KSEI (930 AM; 5 kW; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: PACIFIC EMPIRE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUPI (980 AM; 5 kW; AMMON, ID; Owner: RAY GROTH OIL COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZNI (1260 AM; 5 kW; IDAHO FALLS, ID)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lost River:

  • KISY (100.7 FM; GOODING, ID; Owner: AGM-IDAHO BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KYZK (107.5 FM; SUN VALLEY, ID; Owner: ALPINE BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KECH-FM (95.3 FM; SUN VALLEY, ID; Owner: ALPINE BROADCASTING LTD PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIKX (104.7 FM; KETCHUM, ID; Owner: AGM-IDAHO BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KSKI-FM (103.7 FM; SUN VALLEY, ID; Owner: ALPINE BROADCASTING LTD PARTNERSHIP)
  • K216CY (91.1 FM; SUN VALLEY, ID; Owner: BOISE ST. UNIV., ID ST BD OF EDUCA.)
  • KWRV (91.9 FM; SUN VALLEY, ID; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K204CC (88.7 FM; CHALLIS, ETC., ID; Owner: CHALLIS MISSION CHURCH)
  • KCVI (101.5 FM; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLCE (97.3 FM; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KID-FM (96.1 FM; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Lost River:

  • K59BV (Channel 59; LAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K13VK (Channel 13; ARCO, ID; Owner: OREGON TRAIL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
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