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Lost City, WV

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Lost City's Livability

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  • C
    Affordability
  • B
    Housing
  • C+
    Job Market
  • F
    Diversity
  • B
    Crime
  • B-
    Commute
  • D+
    Education
  • B
    Weather
  • F
    Amenities

About Lost City, WV

Lost City, WV is located in Hardy County in the state of West Virginia.

The total City Population for Lost City is about 658 with about 92 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $260,700, which is roughly 66% higher than the Average Home Value of $87,464 for the state of West Virginia, and roughly 28% higher than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $85,505, which is roughly 57% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $36,951 for the state of West Virginia, and roughly 33% higher higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Lost City Population 658
Average Home Value $260,700
Median Household Income $85,505
Median Age 52.5
Unemployment Rate 5.3% (Hardy County)
Politics 76.75% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.12
Male Population Estimate: 57.4%
Female Population Estimate: 42.6%
Median Age: 52.5
Male Median Age: 51.8
Female Median Age: 53.0

Racial Demographic Estimates

White:99.4%
Hispanic:2.1%
Indian:0.6%
Black:0.3%
Asian:0.3%
Hawaiian:0%
Other:0%

Voting

Hardy County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Joe Manchin
U.S. Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
Shelley Moore Capito
U.S. Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
Jim Justice
State governor
Jim Justice
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 76.75%
Democratic: 21.81%
Libertarian: 1.14%
Green: 0.3%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Lost City specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Hardy County: About 0 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 0)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Hardy County: About 428.899 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Hardy County is about 100% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 33% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

West Virginia is ranked #33 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 33.11 out of 100.

33rd out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 37.99

The average living wage for the state of West Virginia is $30/hr, while the states minimum wage is $8.75/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives West Virginia a minimum wage score of 38.01 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.62/hr, which gives West Virginia a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 9.7 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for West Virginia is $192.50, resulting in a UI benefit score of 40.09 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
West Virginia does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X West Virginia does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
West Virginia does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X West Virginia does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X West Virginia does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X West Virginia does provide some form of paid family leave.
X West Virginia does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X West Virginia does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X West Virginia does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X West Virginia does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X West Virginia does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
West Virginia does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
West Virginia does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X West Virginia does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X West Virginia does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X West Virginia does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
West Virginia does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
West Virginia does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
West Virginia does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
X West Virginia does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 26812
Latitude: 38.929800
Longitude: -78.834200
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: South
Average Elevation: 2270.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 304