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Lake City, South Carolina - Basic Facts

Lake City is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Lake City.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Florence County at latitude 33.871 and longitude -79.7553. Florence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 75 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Lake City (see map) encompass a land area of 5.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lake City: Grahams Crossroads, Lynches Lake, McCreas Crossroads, The Crossroads.

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Lake City, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake City to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 79 80th
Population Density1 # 84 79th
Diversity Index2 # 254 36th
Median Household Income # 381 4th
Per Capita Income # 374 6th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.


Lake City, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 6,650
Population in Households 6,624
Population in Familes 5,551
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 1,273
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 2,548
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 1,744
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,931 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,414 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,134 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 383 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $85,740
Average Home Value $98,319


Median Household Income $23,136
Average Household Income $35,831
Per Capita Income $13,729
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.09% 0.1%
Households 0.15% 0.17%
Families 0.01% 0.02%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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