Lake City, Georgia

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Lake City, Georgia

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High Points

Lake City strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Georgia):

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Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Lake City Racial Diversity
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 14% Lake City Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 16% Lake City People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Lake City, Georgia

Comparing Lake City to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Georgia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 6
Senior Citizens 7 9
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Age of the Population 5 8
Well-Paid Single Men 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 3 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 9
People Above Poverty 7 9
Median Family Income 6 8
College Educated Adults 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Short Commute Times 3 4
Working at Home 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 8
Housing Recently Built 7 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
People Living Alone 2 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 2 4
Low Property Crime 1 1

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Lake City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 10 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia
County Clayton
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30260
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.606
Longitude -84.335

Lake City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 52 F
Apr Temp 50 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 89 F
Oct Temp 53 to 73 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Distance 23.7 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 50.8 inches
Station NEWNAN 4 NE
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
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Lake City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,886 100%
Male 1,383 47.9%
Female 1,503 52.1%
Under 18 680 23.6%
18+ 2,206 76.4%
65+ 519 18%
Median Age 36.6
Average Family Size 3.18
White 1,498 51.9%
African-American 930 32.2%
Asian 279 9.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 27 0.9%
Other 92 3.2%
Mixed Race 56 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 216 7.5%

Estimated Lake City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,776
Growth -110
Growth % -3.8%

Lake City Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 55.4%
US/American 17.7%
Irish 6.1%
German 5.5%
English 5%
Jamaican 3%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Italian 1.2%
Russian 0.9%
French Canadian 0.8%
Dutch 0.7%
European 0.6%
Northern European 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lake City 2,886 $42,600
College Park 20,382 $32,655
Forest Park 21,447 $36,029
Hapeville 6,180 $37,647
Jonesboro 3,829 $39,143
Morrow 4,882 $50,686
Riverdale 12,478 $42,323
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