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Lost Creek, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Lost Creek had a population of 504 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lost Creek: Lostcreek.

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Lost Creek, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 504
Population in Households 504
Population in Familes 428
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 519
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $43,582
Average Household Income $70,066
Per Capita Income $27,007


Total Housing Units 207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 158 (76.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $121,667
Average Home Value $168,987


Total Households 187
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 144
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 0.19% 0.12%
Households 0.13% 0.0%
Families 0.43% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.34%
Per Capita Income   3.85%

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, 2018 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 # 245 40th
Population Density # 258 37th
Diversity Index # 186 55th
Median Household Income # 124 70th
Per Capita Income # 71 83rd

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