Lake City is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 1,677 people and just one neighborhood, Lake City is the 174th largest community in Iowa. Lake City has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
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, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake City who work in sales jobs (12.47%), office and administrative support (10.48%) and healthcare (10.21%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Lake City’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Lake City has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Lake City has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Lake City than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Lake City may be for you.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.78 minutes getting to work every day.