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Lostine, Oregon
City
Lostine fire station, city hall, and library
Lostine fire station, city hall, and library
Motto: A stop and a smile away
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Wallowa
Incorporated 1903
Area
 • Total 0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)
 • Land 0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,200 ft (1,000 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 213
 • Estimate (2012) 208
 • Density 710.0/sq mi (274.1/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97857
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-43900
GNIS feature ID 1156652

Lostine is a city in Wallowa County, Oregon, United States. The population was 213 at the 2010 census.

History

Lostine was named after a place by the same name in Cherokee County, Kansas, that served as the site of a short-lived farmers' post office in the 1870s. Lostine, Oregon, established a post office in August 1878; W.R. Laughlin was the first postmaster. Lostine was platted in 1884.

Geography

Lostine lies along Oregon Route 82 about halfway between Wallowa and Enterprise. Nearby is the Lostine River, a tributary of the Wallowa River, east of the Wallowa Mountains of northeastern Oregon.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.30 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lostine has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 230
1920 244 6.1%
1930 176 −27.9%
1940 204 15.9%
1950 178 −12.7%
1960 240 34.8%
1970 196 −18.3%
1980 250 27.6%
1990 231 −7.6%
2000 263 13.9%
2010 213 −19.0%
Est. 2015 209 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 213 people, 95 households, and 57 families residing in the city. The population density was 710.0 inhabitants per square mile (274.1/km2). There were 112 housing units at an average density of 373.3 per square mile (144.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.0% White, 2.3% Native American, 3.3% Asian, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 95 households of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.0% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the city was 46.5 years. 22.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 33.4% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 263 people, 101 households, and 71 families residing in the city. The population density was 844.8 people per square mile (327.6/km²). There were 118 housing units at an average density of 379.1 per square mile (147.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.86% White, 0.38% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.80% of the population.

There were 101 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 105.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,538, and the median income for a family was $35,536. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $16,667 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,388. About 7.0% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under the age of 18 and 14.8% of those 65 or over.

Lostine Tavern - Lostine Oregon
The historic Lostine Tavern, located at 125 Highway 82, is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places under its historic name "Lostine Pharmacy".

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