Lake City, FL
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Lake City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 12,161 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Lake City is the 180th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Lake City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lake City are a mix 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 (11.08%), healthcare (10.70%), and office and administrative support (10.33%).

One of the benefits of Lake City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.95 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of adults in Lake City who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.26% of the adults in Lake City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lake City in 2010 was $21,525, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,100 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 Irish, German, African, and Italian.

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