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Lost River township, IN map Land area: 42.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 532 (all rural)
Males: 273  (51.3%)
Females: 259  (48.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 532 (476 owner occupied, 56 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

29%


Races in Lost River township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.6%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.0%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%

Median age of males: 38.0
Median age of females: 36.2

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Average household size: 2.62

Lost River township:

2.6 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.03

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,320 ($32,321 in 1999)
This township:

$35,320
Indiana:

$45,424

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $283 (lower quartile is $277, upper quartile is $296)
Here:

$283
State:

$545

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $64,290 (it was $46,300 in 2000)
Lost River township:

$64,290
Indiana:

$123,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $39,984 - $65,552

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $94,169
Here:

$94,169
State:

$155,412

Townhouses or other attached units: $618,180
Here:

$618,180
State:

$141,472

Mobile homes: $53,123
Here:

$53,123
State:

$33,761
Population density: 12 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

6.8%
Whole state:

9.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

1.0%
Whole state:

4.2%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Lost River Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Lost River township include: Waggoner Chapel (A), Powell Valley Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Anderson Cemetery (1), Simmons Cemetery (2), Emmons Ridge Cemetery (3), Green Cemetery (4), Jones Cemetery (5), Cornel Cemetery (6), Walker Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sams Creek (A), Simmons Creek (B), Jackman Branch (C), Virginia Rill (D), Blue Creek (E), Big Creek (F), Lost River (G), Grassy Creek (H), Plaster Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

73% of Lost River township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 100% lived in Indiana.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 459
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 14
  • South: 25
  • West: 0
Lost River township, Indiana satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 115
  • One, attached: 7
  • Mobile homes: 59

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Lost River township with a mortgage: 8 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 5
  • 1995 to 1998: 15
  • 1990 to 1994: 7
  • 1980 to 1989: 52
  • 1970 to 1979: 13
  • 1960 to 1969: 14
  • 1950 to 1959: 14
  • 1940 to 1949: 7
  • 1939 or earlier: 54

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lost River township, Indiana:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 25
  • 5 rooms: 28
  • 6 rooms: 51
  • 7 rooms: 25
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 12

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lost River township, Indiana:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 9
  • 5 rooms: 0
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lost River township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 32
  • 3 bedrooms: 85
  • 4 bedrooms: 24
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lost River township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 9
  • 2 bedrooms: 18
  • 3 bedrooms: 0
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Lost River township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 7
  • 1 vehicle: 0
  • 2 vehicles: 82
  • 3 vehicles: 25
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 27

Cars and other vehicles available in Lost River township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 9
  • 1 vehicle: 0
  • 2 vehicles: 18
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (11%)
  • Repair and maintenance (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (49%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Food and beverage stores (15%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (13%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (24%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (11%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Woodworkers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Woodworkers (36%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (23%)
  • Cashiers (15%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (13%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (13%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Lost River township:

  • United States or American (36.6%)
  • German (36.2%)
  • Irish (3.3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 132 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 26 (14%)
  • Worked at home: 22 (12%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35%)
  • Wood (29%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17%)

91.9% of residents of Lost River township speak English at home.
3.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
4.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 30% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 498
  • In family households: 489 (149 male householders, 7 female householders)
    132 spouses, 170 children (163 natural, 0 adopted, 7 stepchildren), 11 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 11 parents, 4 other relatives, 5 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9 (9 male householders (9 living alone)), 0 female householders (0 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 63 2-persons, 42 3-persons, 29 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 9 1-person,

106 married couples with children.
12 single-parent households (2 men, 10 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Indiana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Indiana:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Indiana:

23.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Lost River township:

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