Lake City, Florida

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Population in 2013: 12,107 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +21.3%
Males: 5,764  (47.6%)
Females: 6,343  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  36.7 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip codes: 32024, 32025.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,785 (it was $26,161 in 2000)
Lake City:

$28,785
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,807 (it was $14,697 in 2000)

Lake City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $102,112 (it was $57,200 in 2000)
Lake City:

$102,112
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $155,731; Detached houses: $162,422; Townhouses or other attached units: $131,608; In 2-unit structures: $315,157; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $40,111; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $211,267; Mobile homes: $72,723

Median gross rent in 2012: $750.

Lake City races chart
  • White alone - 6,330 (52.2%)
  • Black alone - 4,908 (40.5%)
  • Hispanic - 602 (5.0%)
  • Two or more races - 221 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 48 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 16 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 8 (0.07%)

Races in Lake City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lake City: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Subsaharan African (11.1%), German (9.8%), Irish (9.7%), English (8.8%), United States (3.6%), French (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 188 feet

Land area: 10.6 square miles.

Population density: 1,146 people per square mile   (low).

Lake City,FL real estate house value index trend

Lake City, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in Lake City:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake City city:

  • Never married: 31.3%
  • Now married: 40.0%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

547 residents are foreign born (0.9% Europe, 0.7% Asia, 0.5% Latin America).

This city:  4.5%
Florida:  19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 200 registered sex offenders living in Lake City, Florida as of April 21, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Lake City to the number of sex offenders is 60 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,421 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $738 (0.7%)

Lake City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gainesville, FL (40.6 miles , pop. 95,447).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (59.2 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (763.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Five Points, FL (1.3 miles ), Watertown, FL (1.4 miles ), White Springs, FL (3.5 miles ), McAlpin-Wellborn, FL (3.8 miles ), North Columbia, FL (4.1 miles ), Fort White, FL (4.4 miles ), Lake Butler, FL (4.6 miles ), Sanderson, FL (4.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 42 buildings, average cost: $54,000
  • 1998: 25 buildings, average cost: $57,200
  • 1999: 28 buildings, average cost: $65,200
  • 2000: 39 buildings, average cost: $64,900
  • 2001: 29 buildings, average cost: $82,100
  • 2002: 35 buildings, average cost: $77,400
  • 2003: 20 buildings, average cost: $84,600
  • 2004: 35 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 2005: 74 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 2006: 91 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 2007: 53 buildings, average cost: $108,900
  • 2008: 36 buildings, average cost: $211,600
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $53,400
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 30.19 N, Longitude: 82.64 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +12,368 (+101.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,336 (58.4%)

Area code: 386

Lake City household income distribution Lake City home values distribution

Crime rates in Lake City by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0300011003303
per 100,000 0.029.30.00.00.09.19.00.00.023.623.30.024.6
Rapes 141310471068123666
per 100,000 110.8127.095.838.665.491.453.865.396.623.646.749.149.2
Robberies 29353422333127353532272826
per 100,000 229.5341.8325.8212.3308.3283.3242.0285.6281.9251.8210.1229.3213.3
Assaults 132141154128139142153140161123152166144
per 100,000 1044.71377.11475.71235.01298.61297.91371.61142.21296.7967.81182.91359.51181.3
Burglaries 181156198185166107131169259251175262253
per 100,000 1432.51523.61897.31785.01550.8978.01174.41378.82086.01975.01361.92145.82075.5
Thefts 904746907964836710700783789703581658734
per 100,000 7154.77285.98691.19301.47810.26489.46275.26388.26354.75531.54521.45389.06021.3
Auto thefts 54524560374130305424212417
per 100,000 427.4507.9431.2578.9345.7374.7268.9244.8434.9188.8163.4196.6139.5
Arson 6971346423263
per 100,000 47.587.967.19.628.036.653.832.616.123.615.649.124.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 690.0856.3863.0775.7747.9696.0668.5646.9750.6622.2589.9667.6689.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Lake City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 52 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.19
Florida average:

2.46

Lake City tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.3%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -744 (-6.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Work and jobs in Lake City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lake City, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lake City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 16% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/25/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the Lake City city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 2/27/1984, a category F3 tornado 26.9 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lake City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 365.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 254.9 miles away from Lake City center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 238.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 283.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 221.3 miles away from Lake City center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 247.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Columbia County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lake City topographic map

Birthplace of: Brian Allen - 2005 NFL player (Jacksonville Jaguars, born: Apr 1, 1978), Dwight Stansel - Politician, Gerard Warren - 2005 NFL player (Denver Broncos, born: Jul 25, 1978), Jerome Carter - 2005 NFL player (St. Louis Rams, born: Oct 25, 1982), Randy Jackson (offensive lineman) - College football player, Shayne Edge - College football player, Brian Allen (linebacker) - Football player, Chris T. Sullivan - Businessperson, Sampson Genus - Football player, Pat Summerall - (born 1930), football player, broadcaster.

Main business address for: CNB FLORIDA BANCSHARES INC (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals in Lake City:

  • LAKE CITY CLUSTER (673 NW CLUSTER DRIVE)
  • LAKE CITY MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 340 NW COMMERCE DR)
  • SHANDS LAKE SHORE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 368 NE FRANKLIN ST)
  • SPRING STREET GROUP HOME (930 SW SPRING LANE)

Dialysis Facilities in Lake City:

  • BMA - LAKE CITY (1445 SW MAIN BLVD STE 120)

Home Health Centers in Lake City:

  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (1389 US HWY W 90 SUITE 190)
  • SHANDS HOMECARE LAKE CITY (560 EAST FRANKLIN STREET)
  • SUWANNEE MEDICAL PERSONNEL (1852 SW BARNETT WAY SUITE 103)

Nursing Homes in Lake City:

  • AVALON HEALTHCARE CENTER (1270 SW MAIN BLVD)
  • BAYA POINTE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (587 SE ERMINE AVE)
  • COLUMBIA LAKE CITY MEDICAL CENTER SNU (1701 W DUVAL ST)
  • HEALTH CENTER OF LAKE CITY, THE (560 SW MCFARLANE AVE)

Airports and heliports located in Lake City:

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Amtrak station:

LAKE CITY (1200 LAKE JEFFERY RD.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Lake City:

  • Florida Gateway College (Full-time enrollment: 2,179; Location: Highway 90 East; Public; Website: https://www.fgc.edu/)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Lake City:

  • Santa Fe College (about 38 miles; Gainesville, FL; Full-time enrollment: 11,819)
  • University of Florida (about 42 miles; Gainesville, FL; FT enrollment: 43,357)
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville (about 60 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 21,810)
  • Valdosta State University (about 60 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 11,155)
  • Jacksonville University (about 63 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 3,335)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (about 65 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,246)
  • University of North Florida (about 68 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 13,870)

Private high schools in Lake City:

  • LAKE CITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 214; Location: 3035 SW PINEMOUNT RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • THE BLAKE SCHOOL OF LAKE CITY (Students: 83; Location: 7443 HWY 90 W; Grades: PK - 12)

Private elementary/middle schools in Lake City:

  • EPIPHANY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 131; Location: 1937 SW EPIPHANY CT; Grades: KG - 8)
  • COVENANT COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 63; Location: 2019 SW MAIN BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • NEW GENERATION SCHOOL (Students: 47; Location: 305 CHRISTIAN CT; Grades: UG - UG)
  • TABERNACLE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 41; Location: 144 SE MONTROSE AVE; Grades: KG - 11)
  • JOY EXPLOSION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 9; Location: 3134 SW PINEMOUNT RD; Grades: 4 - 11)
See full list of schools located in Lake City, School District: COLUMBIA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Lake City:

  • COLUMBIA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,413,890; Location: 308 NW COLUMBIA AVENUE; 115,061 books; 27,451 e-books; 4,725 audio materials; 6,084 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 62 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 217 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • A private school not listed on this site: Tabernacle Baptist Academy 144 SE Montrose Ave. Lake City, FL 32025 Phone - 386-752-4274

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Notable locations in Lake City: Lake City Amtrak Station (A), Columbia County Historical Museum (B), Lake City Public Library (C), Columbia County Sheriff's Office (D), Columbia County Criminal Investigations (E), Lake City Police Department (F), Columbia County Sheriff's Office (G), Lake City Fire Department (H), Florida Department of Transportation District 2 Office (I), Florida Highway Patrol Station (J), Robert B Harkness Armory-Florida National Guard (K), Columbia Substation 252 (L), Lake City-Columbia County Girls Club (M), Lake City-Columbia County Historical Museum (N), Southside Community Center (O), Lake City Chamber of Commerce (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Lake City Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Lake City: CNB FLORIDA BANCSHARES INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Lake City include: Victory Tabernacle (A), Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church (B), True Church of God and Unity (C), Trinity United Methodist Church (D), Southside Baptist Church (E), Souls Harbor Church Of God In Christ (F), Shekinah Baptist Church (G), Seventh Day Adventist Church (H), Parkview Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Memorial Cemetery (1), Oak Lawn Cemetery (2), Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Hamburg (A), Gwen Lake (B), Alligator Lake (C), Lake De Soto (D), Lake Isabella (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lake City include: Youngs Park (1), Memorial Stadium (2), Annie Mattox Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Lake City Columbia County Historical Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 157 Southeast Hernando Avenue), Columbia Skate Palace (Amusement & Theme Parks; 603 Northwest Hall Of Fame Drive).

Hotels: Angels Cove Motel (5369 Us Highway 41), Best Western Lake City Inn (3598 US 90 West), A-1 Inn (2984 West USHighway 90), Comfort Inn (Us 90 & I-75), Comfort Inn Lake City (3525 US 90 West).

Courts: Columbia County - Clerk Of Circuit Court (Courthouse), Columbia County - Court Administration- Mediation Director (Courthouse), Columbia County Teen Court (690 East Duval Street), Columbia County - Court Administration (Courthouse), Columbia County - Court Administration- Family Courts Unit (Courthouse).

Columbia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 59.3. This is better than average.

City:

59.3
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.80
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.9
U.S.:

32.0

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lake City and their reported violations in the past:

MOUNTAIN TOP MINISTRIES (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In MAR-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
BRANDON-BRENT WTP (Population served: 240, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
COLLEGE MANOR (Population served: 115, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
CANNON CREEK MHP (Population served: 95, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
COUNTRY DALE ESTATES (Population served: 81, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-12-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In DEC-01-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-12-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-12-2014)
  • One minor monitoring violation
M/H PARK, INC. (FKA - LEE'S MHP) (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-20-2012)
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2012)
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
SUPER 8 MOTEL (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-27-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-03-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
LAKE CITY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-02-2007), St Public Notif received (APR-05-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2007), St BCA signed (FEB-01-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-07-2008)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lake City that have no violations reported:

  • OAKS 'N PINES (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STOP N GO #2 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MUNCHIES FOOD STORE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VFW POST 2206 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • S ; S STORE #47 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • S ; S # 36 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • S ; S STORE #46 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • S ; S STORE #35 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • S ; S STORE #25 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • S ; S #50 (SCAFF'S SUPERMARKET) (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 29.0%
(20.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.6% for Black residents, 32.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 23.6% for other race residents, 37.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.9%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Lake City in 2010:

  • 662 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 114 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 58 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 34 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Lake City in 2000:

  • 252 people in nursing homes
  • 145 people in institutions for the blind
  • 71 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 35 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents

Lake City, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Lake City compared to Florida state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Lake City (2011 data):

  • Columbia Bank: at 173 Northwest Hillsboro Street, Westside Office, South Office, Turner Road Office. Info updated 2006/07/12: Bank assets: $219.3 mil, Deposits: $170.7 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First Columbia Bancorp, Inc.
  • First Federal Bank of Florida: 1255 South First Street Branch, Highway 90 W. Branch, First Federal Bank Of Florida. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $978.4 mil, Deposits: $771.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Main Boulevard Branch, Baya Avenue Branch, West 90 Office. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Peoples State Bank: at 350 Sw Main Boulevard, branch established on 1999/04/28; West Office Branch at 3882 West Us Highway 90, branch established on 2007/02/20. Info updated 2010/09/30: Bank assets: $73.6 mil, Deposits: $64.0 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Psb Bancgroup, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: South 1st Street Branch at 355 Sw Bentley Pl, branch established on 1979/07/11; Gleasons Mall at 2357 Sthy 90 West, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Heritage Bank of the South: West Duval Branch at 463 West Duval Street, branch established on 1990/06/30. Info updated 2011/08/22: Bank assets: $1,086.7 mil, Deposits: $905.6 mil, headquarters in Albany, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices
  • Prosperity Bank: Lake City Branch at 295 Nw Commons Loop, Suite 101, branch established on 2008/09/29. Info updated 2010/09/01: Bank assets: $779.3 mil, Deposits: $533.6 mil, headquarters in Saint Augustine, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Prosperity Banking Company, The

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lake City, Florida:

  • Quality Inn Conference Center, 3559 US 90 W, Lake City, FL 32055 , Phone: (386) 752-3901, Fax: (386) 755-1027
  • Lake City Days Inn, 3144 W Us Hwy 90, Lake City, FL 32055 , Phone: (386) 752-9350, Fax: (386) 752-9350
  • Rodeway Inn, 205 SW Commerce Dr, Lake City, FL 32025 , Phone: (386) 755-5203, Fax: (386) 755-5339
  • Scottish Inns, 827 W Howard St, Lake City, FL 32055 , Phone: (386) 362-7828
  • Best Western Lake City Inn, 3598 US 90 W, Lake City, FL 32055 , Phone: (386) 752-3801, Fax: (386) 755-4846
  • Americas Best Value Inn Of Lake City, 3835 US 90, Lake City, FL 32055 , Phone: (386) 755-4664, Fax: (386) 758-7753
  • Travelodge, 3711 W Hwy 90, Lake City, FL 32055 , Phone: (386) 755-9306
  • Econo Lodge South, 14113 S Us Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32024 , Phone: (386) 755-9311
  • 17 other hotels and motels
All 25 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lake City, Florida

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Lake City travel time to work - commute Lake City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (75%)
  • Utility gas (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lake City city (based on Columbia County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.78%
Here: 33.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents51.3%12.6%11.9%5.8%4.7%
Congregations31.3%1.5%17.9%4.5%7.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents3.0%2.7%1.2%1.1%5.7%
Congregations3.0%9.0%4.5%3.0%17.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Columbia County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Columbia County:

1.03 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 51
Columbia County:

7.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Here:

4.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.2%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

29.1%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.6%
State:

14.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 16$52,853$39,6400$0
Other Government Administration 12$42,245$42,2450$0
Police Protection - Officers 41$146,744$42,9490$0
Police - Other 11$30,385$33,1473$7,202
Firefighters 20$77,647$46,5880$0
Streets and Highways 29$71,080$29,4120$0
Airports 4$11,367$34,1010$0
Sewerage 22$71,342$38,9140$0
Parks and Recreation 8$23,840$35,7604$3,250
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$31,308$187,8480$0
Water Supply 25$74,379$35,7020$0
Gas Supply 15$39,024$31,2190$0
Other and Unallocable 15$39,451$31,5610$0
Totals for Government 220$711,665$38,8187$10,452

Lake City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $1,053,000 ($86.97)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $3,210,000 ($265.14)
    Police Protection: $2,142,000 ($176.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,085,000 ($172.21)
    Water Utilities: $2,002,000 ($165.36)
    Fire Protection: $1,580,000 ($130.50)
    Central Staff Services: $1,454,000 ($120.10)
    Regular Highways: $1,347,000 ($111.26)
    Sewerage: $1,334,000 ($110.18)
    Parks & Recreation: $813,000 ($67.15)
    Air Transportation: $497,000 ($41.05)
    Financial Administration: $418,000 ($34.53)
    General - Other: $274,000 ($22.63)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $264,000 ($21.81)
    Welfare - Other: $110,000 ($9.09)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $63,000 ($5.20)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $2,339,000 ($193.19)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $1,303,000 ($107.62)
    Benefit Payments: $301,000 ($24.86)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $94,000 ($7.76)
    Withdrawals: $7,000 ($0.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $54,000 ($4.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $271,000 ($22.38)
    General - Other: $244,000 ($20.15)
    Regular Highways: $84,000 ($6.94)
    Police Protection: $61,000 ($5.04)
    Fire Protection: $39,000 ($3.22)
    Central Staff: $18,000 ($1.49)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($0.33)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $3,000 ($0.25)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,626,000 ($629.88)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $988,000 ($81.61)

Lake City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $388,000 ($32.05)
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,075,000 ($171.39)
    Sewerage: $2,068,000 ($170.81)
    Parks & Recreation: $142,000 ($11.73)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $413,000 ($34.11)
    Interest Revenue: $176,000 ($14.54)
    Local Employee Contribution: $81,000 ($6.69)
    From Other Government: $16,000 ($1.32)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,173,000 ($96.89)
    General Support: $9,000 ($0.74)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,486,000 ($122.74)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,254,000 ($103.58)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $3,746,000 ($309.41)
    Water Utilities: $3,573,000 ($295.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,050,000 ($86.73)
    General Support: $971,000 ($80.20)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $1,373,000 ($113.41)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $1,351,000 ($111.59)
    Property: $1,326,000 ($109.52)
    NEC: $1,060,000 ($87.55)
    Other Selective Sales: $918,000 ($75.82)

Lake City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $20,853,000 ($1722.39)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $893,000 ($73.76)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $6,385,000 ($527.38)
    Other NEC: $3,895,000 ($321.71)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $20,705,000 ($1710.17)
    Other, NEC: $3,856,000 ($318.49)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $6,533,000 ($539.61)
    Other, NEC: $932,000 ($76.98)

Lake City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,988,000 ($246.80)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $2,215,000 ($182.95)
    Total Federal Securities: $1,305,000 ($107.79)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $18,763,000 ($1549.76)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $85,000 ($7.02)

7.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,377 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.54%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($136 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.05%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Alachua County, FL  1.03% ($32,315 average AGI)
from Suwannee County, FL  0.84% ($25,406)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.30% ($21,646)


7.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.92%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($225 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.06%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Alachua County, FL  1.07% ($31,961 average AGI)
to Suwannee County, FL  1.00% ($24,667)
to Duval County, FL  0.47% ($24,693)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake City:

  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGRO (960 AM; 1 kW; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: POWER COUNTRY, INC)
  • WDSR (1340 AM; 1 kW; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: NEWMAN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTMN (1430 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRUF (850 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WAYR (550 AM; 5 kW; ORANGE PARK, FL; Owner: GOOD TIDINGS TRUST, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake City:

  • WQLC (102.1 FM; WATERTOWN, FL; Owner: LOUIS D. BOLTON, II)
  • WNFB (94.3 FM; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: NEWMAN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WCJX (106.5 FM; FIVE POINTS, FL; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WQPW (95.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WLVO (106.1 FM; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: LEON F. PETTERSEN)
  • WOLR (91.3 FM; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: WOLR 91.3 FM, INC.)
  • WQHL-FM (98.1 FM; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WUFT-FM (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WYFB (90.5 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WYGC (104.9 FM; HIGH SPRINGS, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVHT (105.7 FM; MONTICELLO, FL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHHZ (100.5 FM; NEWBERRY, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lake City:

  • WFXU (Channel 57; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: WFXU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • W23AQ (Channel 23; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W39BZ (Channel 39; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: ERIC McBRIDE)
  • W66CQ (Channel 66; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: MARTHA RAYBURN)
  • WLCF-LP (Channel 11; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WUFT (Channel 5; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WGFL (Channel 53; HIGH SPRINGS, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Lake City, Florida:
  • Fatal accident count: 97
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 143
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 35
  • Fatalities: 104
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 254
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9
Florida average:
  • Fatal accident count: 166
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 255
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 54
  • Fatalities: 180
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 442
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 31
See more detailed statistics of Lake City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 63 meters (207ft)
Total costs: $395,000
Total average daily traffic: 89,647
Total average daily truck traffic: 15,796

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 169
  • Hazardous Condition: 32
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Lake City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lake City, FL
Most common first names in Lake City, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James36070.6 years
John32771.6 years
William31272.0 years
Robert24669.0 years
Mary22777.0 years
Charles18271.2 years
George16774.5 years
Joseph10771.0 years
Willie10273.8 years
Annie10079.0 years
Most common last names in Lake City, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams18373.6 years
Jones16474.3 years
Johnson12573.3 years
Smith11973.1 years
Davis11167.2 years
Brown10775.8 years
Thomas7872.9 years
Green7273.4 years
Wilson7076.2 years
Roberts6273.5 years
Businesses in Lake City, FL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Maurices1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's3
Advance Auto Parts2Nike6
Applebee's1Nissan1
Arby's1OfficeMax1
AutoZone1Payless1
Bath & Body Works1Penske1
Best Western1Pizza Hut2
Blockbuster1Popeyes2
Burger King2Publix Super Markets1
CVS2Quiznos1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Comfort Suites1Ramada1
Cracker Barrel1Red Lobster1
Curves1Red Roof Inn1
Days Inn2Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday1
Econo Lodge1Rue211
FedEx7SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Sears1
GNC1Sprint Nextel1
GameStop2Starbucks1
Goodwill1Steak 'n Shake1
H&R Block1Subway2
Hardee's3Super 81
Hilton1T-Mobile3
Holiday Inn1T.J.Maxx1
Home Depot1Taco Bell1
Honda1Tire Kingdom1
Howard Johnson1Travelodge2
IHOP1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul12
KFC1UPS14
La-Z-Boy2Vans1
Lane Furniture2Verizon Wireless1
Little Caesars Pizza3Waffle House2
Lowe's1Walgreens1
Marriott1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets5

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  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Engineers (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Secondary school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest maximum monthly morning or afternoon humidity"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Public administration (population 5,000+)"
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  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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