Lake City is a city located in Columbia County Florida. It is also the county seat of Columbia County. With a 2020 population of 12,385, it is the 293rd largest city in Florida and the 3481st largest city in the United States. Lake City is currently growing at a rate of 0.23% annually and its population has increased by 0.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,329 in 2020. Spanning over 12 miles, Lake City has a population density of 1,045 people per square mile.
The average household income in Lake City is $55,924 with a poverty rate of 20.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $866 per month, and the median house value is $117,300. The median age in Lake City is 36.3 years, 36 years for males, and 37.1 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lake Citywas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.60%.
91.78% of Lake City residents speak only English, while 8.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.81% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Lake City is Asian, with 58.65% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Lake City is Hispanic, with 15.94% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.40%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Lake City
94.56% of Lake City residents were born in the United States, with 63.76% having been born in Florida. 3.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.