Lake Park, Georgia

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Lake Park, Georgia

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High Points

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

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Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Lake Park Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Lake Park Public Transportation Use
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 14% Lake Park Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Lake Park, Georgia

Comparing Lake Park 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 7
Female Share of the Population 9 7
Senior Citizens 9 10
Age of the Population 8 10
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 4 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1
Male Share of the Population 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 2
Portion of People Married 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 5
People in Middle Class or Better 4 7
People Above Poverty 2 6
Median Family Income 2 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Short Commute Times 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Working at Home 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
People Living Alone 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 4
Affordability of Rents 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 6 8
Low Property Crime 3 6

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Lake Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 67 miles E of Tallahassee, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 94 miles W of Jacksonville, Florida
County Lowndes
Standard Zip Codes 31636
Phone Area Codes 229
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.681
Longitude -83.179

Lake Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station JASPER
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 64 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 55 to 81 F
Annual Precip 52.2 inches
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 64 F
Apr Temp 54 to 80 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 57 to 81 F
Annual Precip 53.1 inches
Station QUITMAN 2 NW
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 62 F
Apr Temp 52 to 79 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 53 inches
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Lake Park Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 549 100%
Male 251 45.7%
Female 298 54.3%
Under 18 124 22.6%
18+ 425 77.4%
65+ 117 21.3%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 2.96
White 440 80.1%
African-American 86 15.7%
Asian 2 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 1.8%
Other 2 0.4%
Mixed Race 9 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 23 4.2%

Estimated Lake Park Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 560
Growth 11
Growth % 2%

Lake Park 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) 46.2%
US/American 14.7%
Irish 11.7%
English 8.2%
German 6.3%
Dutch 3.3%
European 2.4%
Scottish 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Polish 1.1%
Slovak 0.8%
Italian 0.8%
Lebanese 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lake Park, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lakepark (31636)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lake Park 549 $31,806
Dasher 834 $53,750
Hahira 1,626 $37,188
Quitman 4,638 $24,154
Remerton 847 $32,500
Valdosta 43,724 $38,174
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