Uncanny Factoid: City of One

Posted in Pictures       14 Jan 2011       4613       3

This small town was designated as the smallest incorporated town in America in 1976. As of the 2000 census Lost Springs has a population of 1.

 

The city of Lost Springs, Wyoming has just one resident. This town had 200 residents in 1911 when it was incorporated, but once the mine closed in 1930 people began to slip away.

 

The 2000 census found that just one person was living there although there is a post office, Small Park, municipal building, and even a country store. Even the Mayor doesn’t actually live in the city. The mayor also mentioned that the census is incorrect there are actually 3 people who live in the town.

 

Learn Something Fun: Other countries that have just one resident: Canada, Faroe Islands, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Russia, United Kingdom, and Scotland.



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Mr. Ree 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I guess the town hooker and the police chief must be the same person...
       
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Skeet 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
^That's pretty much the way WY is. And NE. Cannot stand either one of those places, or the people there. The people are sickening out there.
       
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Kristi 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 71 people, 30 households, and 23 families residing in the city.
       
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