Lake City is a tiny city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 843 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lake City is the 501st largest community in Michigan.
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 sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake City who work in sales jobs (23.76%), food service (10.97%), and personal care services (9.14%).
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.
In Lake City, just 11.28% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Lake City in 2010 was $15,912, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,648 for a family of four. Lake City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.23% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Lake City is a somewhat 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, Dutch, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Lake City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.