Lake City, FL

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Lake City profile

Living in Lake City

Lake City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 12,116 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Lake City is the 180th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lake City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lake City is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake City who work in sales jobs (13.20%), healthcare (10.66%), and food service (10.47%).

In terms of college education, Lake City is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.76% of adults 25 and older in Lake City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lake City in 2010 was $20,996, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,984 for a family of four. However, Lake City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lake City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lake City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lake City include English, Irish, German, African, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Lake City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.