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Lake City, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Lake City had a population of 6,628 as of July 1, 2016. Lake City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lake City is located at latitude 33.8677 and longitude -79.7539 in Florence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake City (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Florence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 75 feet.

The City of Lake City (GNIS ID: 2404861) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lake City is located within Lake City-Scranton Division of Florence County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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

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Lake City, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,628
Population in Households 6,601
Population in Familes 5,539
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 1,269
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 2,495
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 1,702
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,930 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,385 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,110 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 435 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $82,264
Average Home Value $117,878


Median Household Income $31,019
Average Household Income $42,840
Per Capita Income $16,149
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% 0.0%
Households -0.24% -0.06%
Families -0.38% -0.17%
Median Household Income   0.36%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
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.

Lake City, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake City to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 82 80th
Population Density1 # 84 79th
Diversity Index2 # 255 36th
Median Household Income # 295 26th
Per Capita Income # 332 16th

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