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Lost Creek, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Lost Creek had a population of 509 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Lost Creek is located at latitude 39.1627 and longitude -80.3484 in Harrison County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lost Creek (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harrison County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,020 feet.

The Town of Lost Creek (GNIS ID: 2391274) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Lost Creek is located within Southern District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Harrison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lost Creek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lost Creek: Lostcreek.

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Lost Creek, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 509
Daytime Population: Workers 180
Daytime Population: Residents 278
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 458
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 509
Population in Familes 434
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 524
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $44,012
Average Household Income $65,421
Per Capita Income $25,368


Total Housing Units 208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 158 (76.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $113,235
Average Home Value $154,430


Total Households 190
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 146
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.36% 0.23%
Households 0.37% 0.11%
Families 0.68% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   3.75%

Lost Creek, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lost Creek to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 242 40th
Population Density # 252 38th
Diversity Index # 192 52nd
Median Household Income # 103 75th
Per Capita Income # 76 81st

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