Lost City, OK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lost City, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The Lost City Census Designated Place had a population of 831 as of July 1, 2016. Lost City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oklahoma. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lost City is located at latitude 36.0006 and longitude -95.1223 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the Lost City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 696 feet.

The Lost City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408141) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Oklahoma is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Lost City Census Designated Place is located within Hulbert Division of Cherokee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lost City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lost City, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 831
Population in Households 826
Population in Familes 707
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 35
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 310
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 232
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 346 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 264 (76.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $108,854
Average Home Value $165,684


Median Household Income $40,282
Average Household Income $50,585
Per Capita Income $18,829
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.23% 1.06%
Households 1.18% 1.07%
Families 0.35% 1.01%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   1.1%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lost City, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lost City to the other 731 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 270 63rd
Population Density1 # 670 8th
Diversity Index2 # 82 89th
Median Household Income # 394 46th
Per Capita Income # 571 22nd

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