Lake City, Florida Population 2024

12,553

Lake City is a city located in Columbia County Florida. Lake City has a 2024 population of 12,553. It is also the county seat of Columbia County.Lake City is currently growing at a rate of 0.42% annually and its population has increased by 1.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,350 in 2020.

The average household income in Lake City is $68,799 with a poverty rate of 22.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lake City is 37.9 years, 37.8 years for males, and 38 years for females.

Lake City Demographics

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

  • White: 53.78%
  • Black or African American: 35.99%
  • Two or more races: 6.91%
  • Other race: 2.19%
  • Asian: 0.99%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
11.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,059.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.64% (203)
The current population of Lake City, Florida is 12,553 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,350.

Lake City, Florida Population 2024

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Lake City Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,61953.78%
Black or African American4,42935.99%
Two or more races8516.91%
Other race2702.19%
Asian1220.99%
Native American160.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lake City Population by Race

Lake City Population Pyramid 2024

Lake City Median Age

37.9

Total

37.8

Male

38

Female

Lake City Adults

There are 9,086 adults, (2,321 of whom are seniors) in Lake City.

Lake City Age Dependency

81.9

Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lake City Sex Ratio

Female6,42452.2%
Male5,88347.8%

Lake City Population by Age

Lake City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,8692.3538.761.3
Non Family2,2391.1728.271.8
Married1,4133.5763.336.7
Female9773.0619.280.8
Male2403.2471.328.8
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3.23

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

38.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lake City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lake City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lake City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.92%.

Lake City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,378

Average Earnings

$35,785

Average Male

$31,282

Average Female

Lake City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lake City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lake City Language

94.78% of Lake City residents speak only English, while 5.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.79% of the population.

Lake City Language

Lake City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black4,3061,27529.61%
White5,83279613.65%
Multiple78533242.29%
Other2708631.85%
Asian1228569.67%
Hispanic3446920.06%
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22.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.97%

Male Poverty Rate

16.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lake City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lake City is Asian, with 69.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lake City is White, with 13.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.05%.

Lake City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.57%
High School25.57%
Some College23.88%
Bachelors or Greater3.33%
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Lake City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed73.76%
Female Unemployed32.19%
Female Employed11.11%
Male Employed10.6%
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Lake City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lake City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lake City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.9%

Male Marriage Rate

33.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Lake City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lake City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lake City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lake City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,176

Number of Veterans

1,102

Male Veterans

74

Female Veterans

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Lake City Veterans by War

count

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Lake City Veterans by Age

count

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Lake City Veterans by Race

Lake City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

22.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lake City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.1%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Lake City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lake City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lake City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.04%

Born in Lake City

96.54%

Native Born

3.46%

Foreign Born

1.98%

Non Citizen

1.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.54% of Lake City residents were born in the United States, with 68.04% having been born in Florida. 1.98% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202912,813520.41%
202812,761520.41%
202712,709520.41%
202612,657520.41%
202512,605520.41%
202412,553520.42%
202312,501520.42%
202212,449520.42%
202112,397470.38%
202012,350-15-0.12%
201912,3652872.38%
201812,078320.27%
201712,046840.7%
201611,9621251.06%
201511,83720.02%
201411,835440.37%
201311,791-100-0.84%
201211,891590.5%
201111,832-66-0.55%
201011,8981,91819.22%
20009,980-25-0.25%
199010,0057488.08%
19809,257-1,318-12.46%
197010,5751,11011.73%
19609,4651,89425.02%
19507,5711,73529.73%
19405,8361,42032.16%
19304,4161,07532.18%
19203,341-1,691-33.6%
19105,0321,01925.39%
19004,013
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Lake City Population by Year