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Lost City, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The Lost City Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Cherokee County at latitude 36.0006 and longitude -95.1223. Cherokee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 696 feet.

The formal official name is the Lost City Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lost City, Oklahoma.

The U5 Census Class Code for Lost City indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Lost City Census Designated Place, OK Boundary Map


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Lost City, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 824
Population in Households 819
Population in Familes 700
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 35
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 309
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 231
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 344 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 264 (76.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $99,250
Average Home Value $140,875


Median Household Income $39,550
Average Household Income $50,671
Per Capita Income $18,954
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.61% 1.32%
Households 1.67% 1.32%
Families 0.41% 1.18%
Median Household Income   4.14%
Per Capita Income   2.46%
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 733 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 268 64th
Population Density1 # 672 8th
Diversity Index2 # 74 90th
Median Household Income # 382 48th
Per Capita Income # 486 34th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oklahoma Census Data Comparison Tool.