Lost Springs, Wyoming

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Population in 2014: 4 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +300.0%
Males: (0.0%)
Females: (100.0%)
Median resident age:  59.5 years
Wyoming median age:  42.3 years

Zip code: 82229

Estimated median household income in 2015: $50,313 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Lost Springs:

$50,313
WY:

$60,214

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $52,170 (it was $30,700 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $474,097 (it was $187,500 in 2000)
Lost Springs:

$474,097
WY:

$212,500
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lost Springs: 101.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (600.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4997 feet

Land area: 0.08 square miles.

Population density: 49 people per square mile   (very low).

Lost Springs, Wyoming map

For population 25 years and over in Lost Springs:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 45.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lost Springs town:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 0.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 100.0%

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

Lost Springs town:  0.0% ($0)
Wyoming:  0.7% ($627)

Lost Springs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheyenne, WY (112.3 miles , pop. 53,011).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (200.0 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (747.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Orin, WY (3.9 miles) , Manville, WY (4.0 miles) , Glendo, WY (4.3 miles ), Douglas, WY (4.8 miles ), Lance Creek, WY (4.9 miles) , Lusk, WY (4.9 miles ), Hartville, WY (5.7 miles) , Esterbrook, WY (5.8 miles) .

Latitude: 42.77 N, Longitude: 104.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 307

Lost Springs household income distribution Lost Springs home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Wyoming:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Lost Springs, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lost Springs-area historical tornado activity is above Wyoming state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1984, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 20.8 miles away from the Lost Springs town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/28/1978, a category F2 tornado 22.4 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lost Springs-area historical earthquake activity is below Wyoming state average. It is 23% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 312.4 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 41.5 miles away from Lost Springs center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 454.7 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 112.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 318.9 miles away from Lost Springs center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 114.0 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 Converse County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lost Springs:

  • Casper College (about 72 miles; Casper, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,770)
  • Chadron State College (about 98 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Wyotech-Laramie (about 105 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 2,765)
  • University of Wyoming (about 106 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 10,810)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 116 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 126 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Black Hills State University (about 131 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)

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Converse County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 68.6. This is about average.

City:

68.6
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.99. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.99
U.S.:

6.40

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 37.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 3.43. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.43
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 0.0%
Average household size:
This town:  1.3 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  7.1%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

0.0
Wyoming average:

9.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lost Springs town (based on Converse County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,18914
Catholic1,0442
Mainline Protestant9116
Other7263
None9,963-
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: 4
Converse County:

3.11 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Converse County:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Converse County:

5.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

9.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.08 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Converse County:

26.7%
Wyoming:

24.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$744
Totals for Government 0$0 1$744

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,000 ($2000.00)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $18,000 ($4500.00)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($1500.00)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($500.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($500.00)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($500.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($250.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($1250.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($1250.00)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($2000.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $106,000 ($26500.00)
    General Support: $12,000 ($3000.00)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $249,000 ($62250.00)

7.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,179 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.46%
Wyoming average:

8.02%

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 Natrona County, WY  1.66% ($37,284 average AGI)
from Campbell County, WY  0.26% ($53,143)
from Platte County, WY  0.26% ($32,000)


8.83% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,792 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.83%
Wyoming average:

8.16%

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 Natrona County, WY  2.34% ($34,119 average AGI)
to Campbell County, WY  0.33% ($38,944)
to Laramie County, WY  0.33% ($60,389)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lost Springs:

  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKTY (1470 AM; 1 kW; DOUGLAS, WY; Owner: DOUGLAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGAB (650 AM; 9 kW; ORCHARD VALLEY, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KKHI (1210 AM; 10 kW; LARAMIE, WY; Owner: LARAMIE MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lost Springs:

  • KYOD (100.1 FM; GLENDO, WY; Owner: CANNED HAM COMMUNCATIONS, LLC)
  • K219CA (91.7 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KKTY-FM (99.3 FM; DOUGLAS, WY; Owner: DOUGLAS BROADCASTING)
  • KDUW (91.7 FM; DOUGLAS, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • L3 MOBILES, Lat: 42.825806 Lon: -105.055222, Call Sign: WQFZ850
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.100 MHz, 161.160 MHz, 161.490 MHzGrant Date: 11/21/2006, Expiration Date: 11/21/2016, Certifier: Robert LeedhamRegistrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4015, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • FLAT TOP MW SITE, Flat Top Butte 5.8 Mi At 336 Degrees (Lat: 42.825806 Lon: -105.055222), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 33.5 m, Overall height: 36.3 m, Call Sign: WQWS739
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.5800 MHzGrant Date: 11/09/2015, Expiration Date: 11/09/2025, Certifier: Dave AyersRegistrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 8310 Nieman Rd., Lenexa, KS 66214, Phone: (913) 577-8926, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, 5.5 Mi E Of (Lat: 42.760222 Lon: -104.791056), Overall height: 19.8 m, Call Sign: WNEI700
    Assigned Frequencies: 2144.40 MHzGrant Date: 05/02/2000, Expiration Date: 07/18/2010, Cancellation Date: 09/17/2003Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 201 S 16th St Suite 305, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 280-7777, Fax: (402) 280-6565, Email:

Lost Springs compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly 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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