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Lake City, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Lake City had a population of 6,616 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 6,616
Daytime Population: Workers 3,525
Daytime Population: Residents 4,723
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,248
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 6,590
Population in Familes 5,524
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 1,266
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $32,589
Average Household Income $45,051
Per Capita Income $16,989


Total Housing Units 2,905 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,425 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,067 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 413 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $87,278
Average Home Value $125,983


Total Households 2,492
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 1,700
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.12% -0.02%
Households -0.22% -0.09%
Families -0.34% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

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, 2017 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 Density # 88 78th
Diversity Index # 255 36th
Median Household Income # 291 27th
Per Capita Income # 318 20th

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