Lost Springs, Wyoming. Population: 1



Lost Springs, Wyoming, lost 75% of its population between the 2000 and 2010 census. It now has, according to the federal government, only one resident. Dan Kaplan wrote about his visit:

There were a few buildings, including the post office/general store, a municipal building, and a small town park.

When we are about to leave, we see a woman drive into town. We find out that it is the postmaster. She doesn't live in the town. A few minutes later, two other people show up. We find out that they are in the town because it is a convenient place for one to give the other a kitten. They don't live there either. So there are five people in this town with a census population of '1' and none of them live there!

The postmaster was able to tell us a little bit about the town. It turns out that the population is actually three. The mayor runs a catering business. One of the other residents is on the town council, but the other is not.


Link via J-Walk Blog | Photo by Flickr user Larry Page used under Creative Commons license

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