Lost Nation, Illinois

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Population in 2010: 708.
Males: 348  (49.2%)
Females: 360  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

63.2 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 61061.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $64,042
Lost Nation:

$64,042
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $32,869

Lost Nation CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $157,927
Lost Nation:

$157,927
IL:

$209,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $226,680; detached houses: $226,132
March 2019 cost of living index in Lost Nation: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%
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Ancestries: German (27.9%), English (18.2%), Polish (17.6%), Norwegian (7.4%), Croatian (4.4%), Belgian (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 715 feet

19 residents are foreign born (3.0% Latin America).

This place:

3.0%
Illinois:

14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,525 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,227 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rockford, IL (29.1 miles , pop. 150,115).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (80.5 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (87.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Grand Detour, IL (1.6 miles ),
Franklin Grove, IL (2.4 miles ),
Oregon, IL (2.7 miles ),
Dixon, IL (2.8 miles ),
Ashton, IL (2.8 miles ),
Mount Morris, IL (3.2 miles ),
Polo, IL (3.5 miles ),
Amboy, IL (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 41.91 N, Longitude: 89.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 815

Distribution of median household income in Lost Nation, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lost Nation, IL in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.2%
Illinois:

6.5%

Tornado activity:

Lost Nation-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.7 miles away from the Lost Nation place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/5/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.4 miles away from the place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lost Nation-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 251.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 39.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 227.5 miles away from Lost Nation center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 251.7 miles away from Lost Nation center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 44.9 miles away from Lost Nation center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 284.1 miles away from Lost Nation center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ogle County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Lost Nation:

  • FRANKLIN GROVE LIVING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; FRANKLIN GROVE, IL)
  • OGLE COUNTY HOSPICE ASSOCIATION (Hospital, about 7 miles away; OREGON, IL)
  • OREGON LIVING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; OREGON, IL)
  • JACK MABLEY DEVELOPEMENTAL CTR (Hospital, about 7 miles away; DIXON, IL)
  • KILKER-PINE ACRES GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; DIXON, IL)
  • NEW MAIN GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; DIXON, IL)
  • BLACKHAWK GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; DIXON, IL)

Operable nuclear power plants near Lost Nation:

  • 16 miles: Byron 1 and 2 in Byron, IL.

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

  • Kishwaukee College (about 26 miles; Malta, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,356)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 31 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,126)
  • Rock Valley College (about 34 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 6,269)
  • Ashford University (about 44 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 73,330)
  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 45 miles; Oglesby, IL; FT enrollment: 2,747)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 48 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 7,698)
  • Aurora University (about 54 miles; Aurora, IL; FT enrollment: 4,596)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Camp Ralston (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Lost Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Babbling Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Ogle County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

83.5%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.0%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Lost Nation:

Marital status in Lost Nation, IL
  • Never married: 8.7%
  • Now married: 86.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Lost Nation:

  • High school or higher: 97.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Illinois average:

12.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lost Nation, IL (based on Ogle County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,51231
Catholic7,6754
Evangelical Protestant5,46441
Other2533
None31,593-
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: 9
Ogle County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
This county:

5.28 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 49
Ogle County:

8.93 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Ogle County:

26.7%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.4%
Illinois:

14.5%

5.42% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,619 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Winnebago County, IL  1.19% ($41,771 average AGI)
from Lee County, IL  0.68% ($46,317)
from DeKalb County, IL  0.62% ($46,894)


6.10% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,096 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Winnebago County, IL  1.20% ($46,825 average AGI)
to Lee County, IL  0.74% ($36,570)
to DeKalb County, IL  0.52% ($39,884)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lost Nation:

  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WIXN (1460 AM; 1 kW; DIXON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFRL (1570 AM; 5 kW; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSDR (1240 AM; 1 kW; STERLING, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WTJK (1380 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BELOIT, IL; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lost Nation:

  • WSEY (95.7 FM; OREGON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WRCV (101.7 FM; DIXON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WLLT (107.7 FM; POLO, IL; Owner: SAUK VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNIQ (91.5 FM; STERLING, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WMKB (102.9 FM; EARLVILLE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF EARLVILLE, L.L.C.)
  • WNIU (89.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WNIJ (90.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WSSQ (94.3 FM; STERLING, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WYHY (95.3 FM; WINNEBAGO, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFEN (88.3 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAITH ACADEMY, DBA WFEN)
  • WXXQ (98.5 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDKB (94.9 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY RADIO, LIMITED)
  • WRHL-FM (102.3 FM; ROCHELLE, IL; Owner: ROCHELLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lost Nation:

  • W52BI (Channel 52; STERLING/DIXON, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W48CK (Channel 48; STERLING, IL; Owner: BLACK HAWK COLLEGE)
  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQRF-TV (Channel 39; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUORUM OF ROCKFORD LICENSE, LLC)
  • WREX-TV (Channel 13; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WREX TELEVISION, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 52ft / 16.3mTotal length
  • 11,275Total average daily traffic
  • 1,350Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,245Total future (year 2040) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lost Nation, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lost Nation, IL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lost Nation, IL
  • 83.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.1%Electricity
  • 3.8%Wood


Lost Nation compared to Illinois 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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