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Lost Springs township, KS map Land area: 35.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 201 (all rural)
Males: 95  (47.3%)
Females: 106  (52.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 201 (175 owner occupied, 26 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

31%


Races in Lost Springs township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.0%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%

Median age of males: 42.1
Median age of females: 42.0

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Average household size: 2.48

Lost Springs township:

2.5 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.87

Estimated median household income in 2009: $23,050 ($19,583 in 1999)
This township:

$23,050
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $221 (lower quartile is $204, upper quartile is $240)
Here:

$221
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $56,292 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Lost Springs township:

$56,292
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $18,493 - $75,007

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $96,351
Here:

$96,351
State:

$156,894

Mobile homes: $38,558
Here:

$38,558
State:

$34,057
Population density: 6 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

8.3%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

1.5%
Whole state:

4.1%

Cities in this township include: Lost Springs.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Lost Springs Wastewater Plant (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Saint Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Cress Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 4 (100% naturalized citizens)

Lost Springs township:  2.0%
State:  5.0%

64% of Lost Springs township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Kansas.

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

  • This state: 134
  • Northeast: 7
  • Midwest: 24
  • South: 36
  • West: 2

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $42,500

Lost Springs township, Kansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 1.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 89
  • Mobile homes: 4

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,500


Housing units in Lost Springs township with a mortgage: 17 (0 second mortgage, 1 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 18

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 4
  • 1990 to 1994: 2
  • 1980 to 1989: 5
  • 1970 to 1979: 10
  • 1960 to 1969: 6
  • 1950 to 1959: 7
  • 1940 to 1949: 10
  • 1939 or earlier: 49

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lost Springs township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 6
  • 5 rooms: 9
  • 6 rooms: 17
  • 7 rooms: 14
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 16

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lost Springs township, Kansas:

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 13
  • 3 bedrooms: 35
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lost Springs township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 10
  • 3 bedrooms: 3
  • 4 bedrooms: 2
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 22
  • 2 vehicles: 18
  • 3 vehicles: 16
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 7
  • 2 vehicles: 8
  • 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 (%):



  • Rail transportation (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Chemicals (11%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (22%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (7%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (15%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Extraction workers (7%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (22%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (20%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Lost Springs township:

  • German (42.6%)
  • Czech (8.8%)
  • United States or American (8.8%)
  • Irish (5.1%)
  • Swedish (5.1%)
  • English (4.4%)
  • Czechoslovakian (3.7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Philippines (50%)
  • Mexico (50%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 74 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 1 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 12 (14%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Wood (2%)

92.2% of residents of Lost Springs township speak English at home.
5.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (20% speak English very well, 80% speak English well).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 207
  • In family households: 180 (47 male householders, 10 female householders)
    55 spouses, 61 children (34 natural, 9 adopted, 18 stepchildren), 3 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 4 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 27 (11 male householders (11 living alone)), 16 female householders (16 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 25 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 11 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 27 1-person,

47 married couples with children.
4 single-parent households (1 men, 3 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

16.7%
Kansas:

11.1%

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

0.0%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

13.8%

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 Springs township:

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