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Population in 2012: 68 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.2%
 

Males: 36  (53.2%)
Females: 32  (46.8%)

Median resident age:  45.5 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 66859

Estimated median household income in 2012: $22,660 (it was $15,455 in 2000)
Lost Springs:

$22,660
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $9,320

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $42,584 (it was $13,800 in 2000)
Lost Springs:

$42,584
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $41,694; Detached houses: $41,694

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  • White alone - 53 (75.7%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (14.3%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (8.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (1.4%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lost Springs: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.5%), Scottish (11.8%), Irish (8.8%), United States (8.8%), Czech (7.4%), English (7.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1490 feet

Land area: 0.23 square miles.

Population density: 295 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Lost Springs:

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lost Springs city:

  • Never married: 36.5%
  • Now married: 34.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 20.6%

2 residents are foreign born (2.8% Latin America).

This city:  2.8%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Lost Springs, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Lost Springs to the number of sex offenders is 68 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,167 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $500 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (64.0 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (399.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Lincolnville, KS (2.2 miles ), Ramona, KS (2.4 miles) , Herington, KS (2.7 miles ), Tampa, KS (3.2 miles) , Hope, KS (3.2 miles ), Latimer, KS (3.7 miles) , Durham, KS (3.9 miles) , Marion, KS (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 38.57 N, Longitude: 96.97 W

Area code: 785

Lost Springs household income distribution Lost Springs home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.7%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -35 (-33.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (50%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (44%)
  • Information (33%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Lost Springs-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 170% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the Lost Springs city center killed one person and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/13/1990, a category F5 tornado 34.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lost Springs-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marion County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lost Springs topographic map

Birthplace of: Lloyd Metzler - Economist.


Hospitals/medical centers near Lost Springs:

  • MEDICALODGES HERINGTON (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HERINGTON, KS)
  • HERINGTON MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 8 miles away; HERINGTON, KS)
  • MARION MANOR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MARION, KS)

Political contributions by individuals in Lost Springs, KS

Airports located in Lost Springs:

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

  • Emporia State University (about 44 miles; Emporia, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,068)
  • Kansas State University (about 48 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • Butler Community College (about 53 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • Wichita State University (about 62 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 63 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • Washburn University (about 76 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 4,484)
  • University of Kansas (about 97 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 24,411)

Public high school in Lost Springs:

Public elementary/middle school in Lost Springs:

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Notable location: Marion County Fire District 6 Lost Springs Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Lost Springs Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Marion 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 2012: 35.2%

Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  88.5%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.7%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lost Springs, KS

Lost Springs compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lost Springs travel time to work - commute


Lost Springs mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Wood (14%)

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Religion statistics for Lost Springs city (based on Marion County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.42%
Here64.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameMennonite Church USAUnited Methodist Church U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren ChurchesLutheran ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents24.1%22.1%17.0%8.5%7.5%
Congregations14.0%23.3%9.3%11.6%2.3%
NameNorth American Baptist ConferenceChristian Churches and Churches of Christ Mennonite Church of God in ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.6%4.1%2.4%1.9%7.6%
Congregations7.0%4.7%4.7%4.7%18.6%
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: 6
This county:

4.91 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Marion County:

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

3.27 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Marion County:

12.27 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.3%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.9%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Marion County:

12.6%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,200
Totals for Government 0$0 1$1,200

Lost Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $9,000 ($132.35)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($102.94)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($58.82)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($29.41)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($14.71)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $0 ($0.00)

Lost Springs government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,000 ($44.12)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($29.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($44.12)
    General Support: $1,000 ($14.71)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($73.53)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($29.41)

Lost Springs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $23,000 ($338.24)

5.66% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,107 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Kansas average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Harvey County, KS  0.89% ($32,900 average AGI)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.56% ($31,760)
from McPherson County, KS  0.27% ($28,250)


7.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,843 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Kansas average:

7.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Harvey County, KS  1.30% ($37,475 average AGI)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.99% ($35,333)
to McPherson County, KS  0.55% ($36,080)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lost Springs:

  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFH (1330 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lost Springs:

  • KJRL (105.7 FM; HERINGTON, KS; Owner: GREAT PLAINS CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC)
  • KSAJ-FM (98.5 FM; ABILENE, KS; Owner: EBC, INC.)
  • KJCK-FM (97.5 FM; JUNCTION CITY, KS; Owner: PLATINUM BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KBLS (102.5 FM; NORTH FORT RILEY, KS; Owner: EBC, INC.)
  • KBMP (90.5 FM; ENTERPRISE, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Lost Springs:

  • KAAS-TV (Channel 18; SALINA, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K25DS (Channel 25; JUNCTION CITY, KS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)


FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2342 340th St, Aei, 1233 Lost Springs (Lat: 38.567778 Lon: -96.962778), Type: Pole, Structure height: 2 m, Call Sign: WPMR633, Licensee ID: L00005111
    Assigned Frequencies: 911.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/03/2003, Expiration Date: 11/19/2013, Certifier: L J Kopiasz
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1400 Douglas Street, Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-0486, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1.25 Mi W (Lat: 38.566667 Lon: -96.991972), Call Sign: KNBY577
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.205 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/03/2011, Expiration Date: 11/10/2021
    Registrant: Ka-Comm.,Inc, 326 S Clark St, Salina, KS 67401, Phone: (785) 827-8555, Fax: (785) 827-1921, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-31P (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 162 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TIGO-541SER (400 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 222EB , Serial Number: 31P-7530026, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 05/15/1975
    Registrant (Corporation): Kot Inc, Po Box 6, Lost Springs, KS 66859
  • Aircraft: BELL UH-1B (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 103 mph), Engine: Turbo-shaft
    N-Number: 80479 , Serial Number: 61705
    Registrant (Individual): William R Novak, Rr 1, Lost Springs, KS 66859
  • Aircraft: BELL 47J-2 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: LYCOMING VO-435 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8445E , Serial Number: 1811, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 09/09/1960
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Rr 1 Box 141, Lost Springs, KS 66859
  • Aircraft: BELL TH-13T (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 8528F , Serial Number: 66-8065
    Registrant (Individual): William R Novak, Rr 1, Lost Springs, KS 66859
  • Aircraft: HUGHES 269A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 65 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8735F , Serial Number: 0054, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 07/13/1972
    Registrant (Individual): William R Novak, Rr-1, Lost Springs, KS 66859
  • Aircraft: HILLER UH-12B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 63 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 91294 , Serial Number: 696
    Registrant (Individual): William R Novak, R R 1, Lost Springs, KS 66859
  • Aircraft: HILLER UH-12E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 72 mph), Engine: LYCOMING VO-540 SERIES (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9747C , Serial Number: 2121, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 01/15/1962
    Registrant (Individual): William R Novak, Rr1, Lost Springs, KS 66859


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Service Call: 1

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