Lake City, Pennsylvania

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Lake City, Pennsylvania

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

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Low Property Crime
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Top 16% Lake City Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Lake City, Pennsylvania

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Female Share of the Population 6 4
Male Share of the Population 5 7
Age of the Population 3 2
Senior Citizens 2 1
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 10
Portion of People Married 7 9


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 8
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Working at Home 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Housing Recently Built 5 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
People Living Alone 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 9 9
Low Violent Crime 8 9

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Lake City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles SW of Erie, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio
County Erie
Metro Area Erie
Standard Zip Codes 16423
Phone Area Codes 814
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.014
Longitude -80.345

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)
Station ERIE AP
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 56 F
Jul Temp 64 to 80 F
Oct Temp 46 to 61 F
Annual Precip 42.7 inches
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 80 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 36.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches
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Lake City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,811 100%
Male 1,350 48%
Female 1,461 52%
Under 18 843 30%
18+ 1,968 70%
65+ 306 10.9%
Median Age 34.6
Average Family Size 3.12
White 2,792 99.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 4 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 4 0.1%
Mixed Race 11 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 0.6%

Estimated Lake City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,981
Growth 170
Growth % 6%

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
German 36.4%
US/American 11.2%
Polish 8.5%
English 8.2%
Irish 7.7%
Italian 7.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.1%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Russian 2.3%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Other Arab 1.2%
Swedish 1%
French Canadian 0.9%
Portuguese 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Slovak 0.6%
Scottish 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.2%
African 0.2%
Maltese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lake City 2,811 $40,598
Albion 1,607 $40,650
Cranesville 600 $37,500
Edinboro 6,950 $48,516
Fairview 220 $50,000
Girard 3,164 $38,936
McKean 389 $46,250
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1. Bradford, Ohio 87.8   21% 11.4% 3.7% 26 $43,594 7.4% 1.2% 1,859 6.7% 4.3 0.4% 0.5
2. Scott City, Missouri 86.3   25% 12.4% 5.5% 22 $36,763 6.3% 1.7% 4,591 12.8% 2.8 0.6% 0.9
3. Terra Alta, West Virginia 81.8   24.3% 14.9% 6.9% 22 $32,692 6.9% 0.8% 1,456 18.9% 13.1 1.3% 1.4
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