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Lostant is a village in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States. The population was 486 at the 2000 census. It is part of the OttawaStreator Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Lostant
Location of Lostant in LaSalle County, Illinois.
Location of Lostant in LaSalle County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°8′32″N 89°3′41″W / 41.14222°N 89.06139°W / 41.14222; -89.06139Coordinates: 41°8′32″N 89°3′41″W / 41.14222°N 89.06139°W / 41.14222; -89.06139
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyLaSalle
TownshipHope
Area
 • Total1.12 sq mi (2.91 km2)
 • Land1.12 sq mi (2.91 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
691 ft (211 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total498
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
480
 • Density427.81/sq mi (165.18/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
61334
Area code(s)815
FIPS code17-44823
Wikimedia CommonsLostant, Illinois
Websitewww.villageoflostant.com

HistoryEdit

A post office has been in operation at Lostant since 1861.[3] The village was named for Lostant Mercier, the wife of French diplomat Henri Mercier.[4] Horatio N. Boshell (1872–1933), Illinois state representative and physician, was born in Lostant.[5]

GeographyEdit

Lostant is located at 41°8′32″N 89°3′41″W / 41.14222°N 89.06139°W / 41.14222; -89.06139 (41.142127, -89.061384).[6]

According to the 2010 census, Lostant has a total area of 0.39 square miles (1.01 km2), all land.[7]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1880363
18903784.1%
190048027.0%
1910458−4.6%
192091198.9%
1930413−54.7%
1940399−3.4%
19504328.3%
19604606.5%
19704651.1%
198053915.9%
1990510−5.4%
2000486−4.7%
20104982.5%
Est. 2016480[2]−3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 486 people, 198 households, and 135 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,259.7 people per square mile (481.1/km²). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 546.9 per square mile (208.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.56% White, 0.21% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

There were 198 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the village, the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $41,964, and the median income for a family was $52,031. Males had a median income of $38,594 versus $27,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,782. About 3.2% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

SchoolEdit

Lostant Elementary Grade School

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "La Salle County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  4. ^ Illinois Central Magazine. Illinois Central Railroad Company. 1922. p. 43.
  5. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1923-1924,' Biographical of Horatio N. Boshell, pg. 188-189
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-04.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.