Lake City, MI


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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.

Lake City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Lake City has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Lake City a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

The rate of college-level education in Lake City is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.28% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

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.

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