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52254 Zip Code (Lost Nation, IA) Detailed Profile




City: Lost Nation, IA (1.12%)
County: Clinton County, IA
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 778
Zip code population in 2010: 895
Zip code population in 2000: 926

Houses and condos: 420
Renter-occupied apartments: 92
% of renters here:

24%
State:

29%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 52254: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 56.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 14 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 52254
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.5% ($1,304)
Iowa:

1.5% ($2,430)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,600 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,124 (1.3%)

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Males: 378  (48.7%)
Females: 399  (51.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 52254:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 52254:

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 60.9%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

Zip code 52254 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly 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 below state average.
  • Races in zip code 52254 (2019)
    • 86596.6%White
    • 121.3%Two or more races
    • 80.9%Black
    • 70.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 20.2%Asian
    • 10.1%Some other race
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $88,681
52254:

$88,681
Iowa:

$158,900



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in 52254 zip code as of September 30, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 52254 is 854 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

56.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 52254, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $43,851 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$43,851
State:

$58,860

Salary/wage: $33,441 (reported on 75.6% of returns)
Here:

$33,441
State:

$46,659
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 64.0% for AGIs below $25k, 70.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 70.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 63.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 30.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,195 (reported on 42.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,195
Iowa:

$1,537
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $746 (reported on 28.9% of returns)
Here:

$746
State:

$4,542
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$10,380 (reported on 11.1% of returns)
Here:

+$10,380
State:

+$11,802

Profit/loss from business: +$6,286 (reported on 15.6% of returns)
Here:

+$6,286
State:

+$10,509

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $6,160 (reported on 11.1% of returns)
52254:

$6,160
Iowa:

$11,773

Total itemized deductions: $16,314 (18% of AGI, reported on 15.6% of returns)
Here:

$16,314
State:

$21,278

Here:

17.7% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.6% for AGIs below $25k, 8.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $1,200 (reported on 8.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,200
State:

$4,044

Taxes paid: $5,314 (reported on 15.6% of returns)
52254:

$5,314
State:

$8,846
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $25k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,443 (reported on 15.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,443
State:

$2,098
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 73.3%
Here:

73%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 70.6% for AGIs below $25k, 66.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 87.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 52254, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $31,761 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$31,761
State:

$43,875

Salary/wage: $28,399 (reported on 80.3% of returns)
Here:

$28,399
State:

$38,265
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 79.5% for AGIs below $10k, 60.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 77.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 62.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,672 (reported on 54.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,672
Iowa:

$1,768
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.3% for AGIs below $10k, 4.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $497 (reported on 34.4% of returns)
Here:

$497
State:

$2,510
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$541 (reported on 19.9% of returns)
Here:

+$541
State:

+$6,139
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $10k, -0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, -0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,741 (reported on 19.0% of returns)
Here:

+$5,741
State:

+$8,574
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.3% for AGIs below $10k, 9.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,800 (reported on 2.3% of returns)
52254:

$2,800
Iowa:

$2,970

Total itemized deductions: $13,500 (30% of AGI, reported on 17.3% of returns)
Here:

$13,500
State:

$16,976

Here:

30.2% of AGI
State:

20.8% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $1,519 (3% of AGI, reported on 12.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,519
State:

$3,089

Here:

3.4% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI

Total tax: $3,180 (reported on 79.2% of returns)
52254:

$3,180
State:

$6,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.0% for AGIs below $10k, 5.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,421 (reported on 13.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,421
State:

$1,540

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 80.3%
Here:

80%
State:

70%
(% for various income ranges: 76.9% for AGIs below $10k, 79.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 81.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 85.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$51,880
Iowa:

$61,691
Lost Nation, IA (52254) map Nearest zip codes: 52777, 52207, 52323, 52729, 52751, 52037.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

32.8%
Iowa:

46.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

14.1%
Iowa:

48.9%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 39
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 349


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 2 (0 now married, 2 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 105 (43 now married, 62 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 52254 with a mortgage: 95 (2 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 204

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,001
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $525

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

9.2%
Whole state:

11.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

6.2%
Whole state:

6.4%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.6
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.2
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 52254: Lost Nation Town Hall (A), Lost Nation Volunteer Fire Company (B), Lost Nation Public Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 52254 include: Union Presbyterian Church (A), Bethlehem Lutheran Church (B), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (C), Elwood Methodist Church (D), Smithtown Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Busch Cemetery (1), Sacred Heart Cemetery (2), Smithtown Cemetery (3), Rustic Park Cemetery (4), Lost Nation Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 52254 include: Gilroy Rustic Park (1), Mockridge County Wildlife Preserve (2), Lost Nation Public Hunting Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 32010 to 2013
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 231990 to 1999
  • 141980 to 1989
  • 551970 to 1979
  • 271960 to 1969
  • 181950 to 1959
  • 161940 to 1949
  • 2561939 or earlier

Zip code 52254 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lost Nation, IA (52254)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lost Nation, IA (52254)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 61 bedroom
  • 602 bedrooms
  • 1263 bedrooms
  • 644 bedrooms
  • 425+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lost Nation, IA (52254)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lost Nation, IA (52254)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 291 bedroom
  • 382 bedrooms
  • 133 bedrooms
  • 94 bedrooms
  • 35+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lost Nation, IA (52254) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lost Nation, IA (52254) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 5no vehicle
  • 861 vehicle
  • 882 vehicles
  • 813 vehicles
  • 264 vehicles
  • 125+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lost Nation, IA (52254) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lost Nation, IA (52254) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 9no vehicle
  • 391 vehicle
  • 152 vehicles
  • 273 vehicles
  • 24 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 52254 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 52254 household income distribution in 2019
  • 21Less than $10,000
  • 19$10,000 to $14,999
  • 11$15,000 to $19,999
  • 38$20,000 to $24,999
  • 9$25,000 to $29,999
  • 19$30,000 to $34,999
  • 16$35,000 to $39,999
  • 27$40,000 to $44,999
  • 25$45,000 to $49,999
  • 23$50,000 to $59,999
  • 43$60,000 to $74,999
  • 77$75,000 to $99,999
  • 15$100,000 to $124,999
  • 7$125,000 to $149,999
  • 9$150,000 to $199,999
  • 15$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 52254

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 52254
  • 2Less than $10,000
  • 1$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1$15,000 to $19,999
  • 9$20,000 to $24,999
  • 2$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1$30,000 to $34,999
  • 6$35,000 to $39,999
  • 20$40,000 to $49,999
  • 25$50,000 to $59,999
  • 24$60,000 to $69,999
  • 30$70,000 to $79,999
  • 27$80,000 to $89,999
  • 7$90,000 to $99,999
  • 27$100,000 to $124,999
  • 6$125,000 to $149,999
  • 25$150,000 to $174,999
  • 17$200,000 to $249,999
  • 7$250,000 to $299,999
  • 2$300,000 to $399,999
  • 3$750,000 to $999,999
  • 13$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 52254

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 52254
  • 7$100 to $149
  • 13$150 to $199
  • 7$200 to $249
  • 7$250 to $299
  • 5$300 to $349
  • 19$400 to $449
  • 1$450 to $499
  • 3$500 to $549
  • 1$550 to $599
  • 18No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $413.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $83,472

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $88,681
52254:

$88,681
Iowa:

$158,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,684 - $138,243

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $62,574
Here:

$62,574
State:

$201,113
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 52254
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 377
  • Two: 1
  • 3 or 4: 32
  • 5 to 9: 7

Unemployment: 2.0%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 52254

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 52254
  • 81.4%307Drove a car alone
  • 4.5%17Carpooled
  • 2.9%11Walked
  • 11.4%43Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 52254

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 52254
  • 12Less than 5 minutes
  • 75 to 9 minutes
  • 3310 to 14 minutes
  • 7115 to 19 minutes
  • 5020 to 24 minutes
  • 1625 to 29 minutes
  • 3030 to 34 minutes
  • 2135 to 39 minutes
  • 2440 to 44 minutes
  • 4445 to 59 minutes
  • 2360 to 89 minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 57.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 778
  • Male householders: 210 (59 living alone), Female householders: 179 (66 living alone)
  • 200 spouses (200 opposite-sex spouses), 27 unmarried partners, (27 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 117 children (115 natural, 0 adopted, 2 stepchildren), 11 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 16 parents, 0 foster children, 15 other relatives, 5 non-relatives

Size of family households: 182 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 17 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 4 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 124 1-person, 19 2-persons

45 married couples with children.
41 single-parent households (16 men, 25 women).

100.3% of residents of 52254 zip code speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 4 (0.5%)
(100.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

0.5%
Whole state:

5.6%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 75%Sweden
  • 75%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
Most common first ancestries reported in 52254
  • 52%German
  • 10%American
  • 9%Irish
  • 8%European
  • 6%English
  • 3%Dutch
  • 1%Russian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 51990 to 1999
  • 1Before 1990

Zip code 52254 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • CLARENCE COOPERATIVE COMPANY (107 LONG AVENUE in LOST NATION, IA)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    Alternative names: FARMERS COOP-LOST NATION
  • RIVER VALLEY COOP - LOST NATION NH3 (1475 HIGHWAY 136 WEST in LOST NATION, IA)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: CLARENCE CO-OP CO (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: CLARENCE CO-OP COATIVE, CLARENCE COOPERATIVE, CLARENCE COOPERATIVE COMPANY LOST NATION, CONSUMERS COOP ASSN
  • TRI-COUNTY COOPERATIVE (103 SCHOOLHOUSE RD in LOST NATION, IA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))

Zip code 52254 marital status for males
Zip code 52254 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 58.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.9%Electricity
  • 7.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.8%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Wood
  • 2.6%Solar energy

Population in 1990: 768. Population change in the 1990s: +158 (+20.6%).

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

  • This state: 609
  • Midwest: 109
  • South: 21
  • West: 27

57% of the 52254 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Iowa.

98% of the 52254 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 107% moved from this county.

Year householders moved into unit in Lost Nation, IA (52254)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12
Here:

33.7%
Iowa:

9.6%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Iowa:

7.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

44.9%
Iowa:

23.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 54,978Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 54,732Construction and extraction occupations
  • 48,557Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 38,983Office and administrative support occupations
  • 34,226Management occupations
  • 33,031Production occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Telemarketing Bureaus (20-49 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (5-9: 1)
  • Information: Wired Telecommunications Carriers (5-9: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4: 2)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Residential Remodelers (1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Cemeteries and Crematories (1-4: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 6. The highest number of fire incidents - 21 took place in 2003, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 52254 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (43.1%), and Outside Fires (43.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 52254
    • 4443.1%Structure Fires
    • 4443.1%Outside Fires
    • 87.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 65.9%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 52254, Iowa

Most common first names in zip code 52254 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1372.4 years
Mary1080.3 years
Ruth878.7 years
Robert778.7 years
Earl678.0 years
Arthur678.4 years
William677.0 years
Florence682.8 years
Frank578.2 years
George580.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 52254 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Busch876.3 years
Wulf876.3 years
Leinbaugh880.1 years
Ruggeberg886.1 years
Schultz782.3 years
Schepers785.1 years
Nodurft685.3 years
Mohr681.8 years
Rohling673.2 years
Burmeister571.6 years
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