County population in 2014: 7,631 (all rural); it was 7,954 in 2000County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 681 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 619 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,447 Renter-occupied apartments: 970 (it was 963 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 163 sq. mi.
Water area: 30.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 47 people per square mile (average).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lake County: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $565 (0.8%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $539 (0.7%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 31.7%
(26.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.1% for Black residents, 47.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 19.0% for other race residents, 78.1% for two or more races residents)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 32.0%
(26.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.6% for Black residents, 48.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 76.9% for American Indian residents, 15.0% for other race residents, 79.7% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 64 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lake County is $382 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $460 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $597 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Lake County: Palmer Farms (A), Stella Ruth Community Center (B), Brocks Chapel (C), Eagle Hill Community Center (D), Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry Weakley County (E), Pillowville Volunteer Fire Department (F), Ore Springs / Como Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (G), Latham - Dukedom Volunteer Fire Department (H), Palmersville Community Volunteer Fire Department (I), Sidonia Volunteer Fire Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Lake County include: Everett Chapel (A), Little Zion Church (B), Siloam Church (C), Bible Union Church (D), Freemans Chapel (E), Public Wells Church (F), Liberty Baptist Church (G), Gearins Chapel (H), Bethlehem Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Stow Cemetery (1), Hopewell Cemetery (2), Stuntson Cemetery (3), Hornbeak Cemetery (4), Hornsby Cemetery (5), Tansil Cemetery (6), Taylor Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Beard Pond (A), Muzzalls Pond (B), Hodgers Pond (C), Cooper Pond (D), Peelers Pond (E), Taylors Pond (F), Harris Pond (G), Duke Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Manus Creek (A), Mansfield Branch (B), Lea Branch (C), Kennedy Branch (D), Jones Creek (E), Jones Branch (F), Hurricane Creek (G), Harrison Branch (H), Tumbling Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Current college students: 205 People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 56.0% People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 5.4%
Number of foreign born residents: 43 (30% naturalized citizens)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
1995 to March 2000: 19
1990 to 1994: 9
1985 to 1989: 0
1980 to 1984: 8
1975 to 1979: 5
1970 to 1974: 0
1970 to 1974: 0
1965 to 1969: 2
Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.4%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 1,819
One, attached: 60
3 or 4: 181
5 to 9: 108
10 to 19: 3
20 or more: 91
Mobile homes: 266
Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8
Housing units in Lake County with a mortgage: 544 (40 second mortgage, 25 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan) Houses without a mortgage: 674
0.0% with mortgage
66.0% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Lake County
Lake County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
2.70 / 10,000 pop.
1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
1.35 / 10,000 pop.
0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
2.70 / 10,000 pop.
5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
6.75 / 10,000 pop.
6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Agriculture in Lake County:
Average size of farms: 1409 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $276,280 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $209.88 The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.11% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $221,652 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 93.30% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.94% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $320,380 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 73.44% Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.24 Corn for grain: 11245 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 8729 harvested acres Upland cotton: 10168 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 57995 harvested acres
Lake County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 767714.2 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 13 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 4/27/1971, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Lake County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 24.6 miles away from Lake County center On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 57.7 miles away from the county center On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 67.4 miles away from the county center On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 170.8 miles away from the county center On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 27.6 miles away from Lake County center On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 42.3 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
TennesseeFlooding, Incident Period: April 26, 2011, Emergency Declared (EM-3321): May 4, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3321, Natural disaster type: Flood
TennesseeSevere Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 19, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1979): May 9, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1979, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
TennesseeSevere Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, And Straight-Line Winds, Incident Period: April 4, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1978): May 9, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1978, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
TennesseeSevere Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to January 31, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1821): February 17, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1821, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
TennesseeHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3217): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
TennesseeSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1464): May 8, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
TennesseeSevere Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 23, 2000 to May 31, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1331): June 12, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1331, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
TennesseeSevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to March 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1167): March 7, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1167, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
TennesseeTornadoes, Incident Period: May 14, 1995 to June 15, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1057): June 14, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1057, Natural disaster type: Tornado
TennesseeSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: March 22, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-459): March 22, 1975, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-459, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Lake County (11) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lake County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,251 (925 aged, 326 disabled) Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 169 (14%)
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Most common underlying causes of death in Lake County, Tennessee in 1999 - 2014:
Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (158)
Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (132)
754 married couples with children.
424 single-parent households (55 men, 369 women).
96.4% of residents of Lake County speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 30% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (44% speak English very well, 56% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $60,706,000 ($7929 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $3,815,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $17,202,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,961,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,371,000 Federal grants: $20,147,000 Federal procurement contracts: $1,258,000 ($616,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $3,767,000 ($2,762,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $515,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $440,000 Federal Government insurance: $11,542,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
53 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
50 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +11
+1 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -247
-33 per 1000 residents
+18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Lake County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.27 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 16
2000 to 2004: 281
1990 to 1999: 394
1980 to 1989: 376
1970 to 1979: 389
1960 to 1969: 339
1950 to 1959: 372
1940 to 1949: 268
1939 or earlier: 166
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lake County, Tennessee
59% of Lake County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in Tennessee.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 6292
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $60,000
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lake County