Town’s Census Info 500% Wrong.

Perhaps the population of the booming metropolis Lost Springs, Wyoming took its town’s name a little too seriously. According to the local newspaper, in 2000, only one resident of the five person town was properly counted in the census (for a total population of just one person).

That error was recently corrected:

The 2010 Census, however, got it right this time when it found and counted all four of Lost Springs’ residents. The newspaper reports that since the 2000 survey, two residents died but a newcomer moved in.  The state highway department says it will change the town’s population on signs.

1 Comment

  1. lbwoodgate said,

    April 6, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    As a census taker last year we went to some rural areas that often found us in the middle of some fields where Census maps said there was a resident.

    This doesn’t surprise me but I’m glad they made the correction. Lost Springs residents don’t want to miss out out on all the extra federal money they gain for parks and roads from finding those 4 extra residents. 🙂

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