Lake City, Tennessee

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Lake City, Tennessee

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

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Affordability of Rents
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Top 9% Lake City Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Lake City, Tennessee

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 10
Age of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Racial Diversity 2 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 1 1
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
College Educated Adults 1 2
People Above Poverty 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 4 4
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 2 3
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Housing Recently Built 4 1


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

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Lake City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles NW of Knoxville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 123 miles S of Lexington, Kentucky
County Anderson
Metro Area Knoxville
Standard Zip Codes 37769
Phone Area Codes 865
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.217
Longitude -84.154

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 NORRIS
Distance 4.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 39 to 70 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 70 F
Annual Precip 54.3 inches
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 46 F
Apr Temp 44 to 71 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 55 inches
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 47 F
Apr Temp 48 to 71 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 50 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
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Lake City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,888 100%
Male 830 44%
Female 1,058 56%
Under 18 413 21.9%
18+ 1,475 78.1%
65+ 444 23.5%
Median Age 42.9
Average Family Size 2.84
White 1,865 98.8%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.5%
Other 5 0.3%
Mixed Race 4 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.4%

Estimated Lake City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,844
Growth -44
Growth % -2.3%

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
US/American 41.7%
Irish 13.9%
German 13.3%
English 12%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.9%
Dutch 3%
Scottish 1.8%
European 1.7%
British 1.1%
Welsh 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Slavic 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lake City 1,888 $21,895
Caryville 2,243 $32,604
Clinton 9,409 $43,099
Jacksboro 1,887 $36,607
La Follette 7,926 $24,235
Norris 1,446 $55,179
Oak Ridge 27,387 $57,087

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City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
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1. Chapmanville, West Virginia 87   41.7% 19.9% 11.8% 29 $38,250 5.1% 1.2% 1,211 20.3% 44.6 0.9% 9.1
2. Warsaw, Missouri 86.6   39.2% 27.2% 11.5% 23 $33,068 5.9% 1.6% 2,070 18.5% 65.2 1.6% 4.8
3. Jellico, Tennessee 86   30.7% 21% 6.7% 22 $25,709 5.8% 3.8% 2,448 31.9% 44.5 1.1% 4.1
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