For population 25 years and over in Lake Park:
For population 15 years and over in Lake Park village:
262 residents are foreign born (3.4% Latin America, 2.2% Europe, 0.8% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,504 (0.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charlotte, NC (13.9 miles , pop. 540,828).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (453.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Hemby Bridge, NC (1.2 miles ), Indian Trail, NC (1.3 miles ), Stallings, NC (1.7 miles ), Matthews, NC (2.3 miles ), Wesley Chapel, NC (2.4 miles ), Unionville, NC (2.5 miles ), Mint Hill, NC (2.6 miles ), Weddington, NC (2.7 miles ).
Latitude: 35.09 N, Longitude: 80.63 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 704
Population change in the 1990s: +1,998 (+2103.2%).
Work and jobs in Lake Park: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Lake Park, North Carolina
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Lake Park-area historical tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 74% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.9 miles away from the Lake Park village center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 10/18/1990, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.7 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Lake Park-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 34.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.0 miles away from Lake Park center
On 6/5/1998 at 02:31:01, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.1 miles away from Lake Park center
On 8/4/2007 at 10:04:46, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 5.8 mi) earthquake occurred 86.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Union County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Local government website: www.lakeparknc.com
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.299. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.850. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00085. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 3.4%
(1.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.1% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 65.3% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lake Park compared to North Carolina state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Lake Park (based on Union County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.67%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 24
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 20
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 46
Number of full-service restaurants: 87
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Lake Park government finances in 2002(per resident):
10.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($75,165 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($206 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($53,726 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($327 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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