Lake City, Florida Population 2022

12,385
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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.

Lake City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lake Citywas:

  • White: 56.90%
  • Black or African American: 33.82%
  • Two or more races: 5.50%
  • Asian: 2.19%
  • Other race: 1.31%
  • Native American: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lake City, Florida is 12,385 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,329.

Lake City, Florida Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Lake City Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Lake City Population by Race

Lake City Population Pyramid 2022

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Lake City Median Age

38.2


Total

38.6


Male

38.1


Female

Lake City Adults

There are 8,924 adults, (2,232 of whom are seniors) in Lake City.

Lake City Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Lake City Sex Ratio

Female

6,128

50.37%

Male

6,038

49.63%

Lake City Population by Age

Lake City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lake City Household Types

41.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lake City Households and Families

3.57

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Lake City Households by Type

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Lake City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lake City Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Lake City Educational Attainment by Race

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$31,788

Average Earnings

$34,509

Average Male

$30,180

Average Female

Lake City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lake City Language by Age

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Lake City Language

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.

Lake City Language

Lake City Poverty by Race

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20.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.60%

Male Poverty Rate

18.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lake City

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%.

Lake City Poverty

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Lake City Poverty Rate by Education

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Lake City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lake City Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Lake City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.5%

Male Marriage Rate

34.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Lake City Married by Age and Sex

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Lake City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Lake City Marital Status by Race

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Lake City Marital Status

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1,291

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Lake City Veterans by War

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Lake City Veterans by Age

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Lake City Veterans by Race

Lake City Veterans by Education

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13.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lake City Veterans by Education

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57.1%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Lake City Employment by Age

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Lake City Employment by Race

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Lake City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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63.76%

Born in Lake City

94.56%

Native Born

5.44%

Foreign Born

3.24%

Non Citizen

2.20%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Lake City Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Lake City Population by Year