Lake City, MN


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Lake City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 5,027 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lake City is the 143rd largest community in Minnesota.

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 professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake City who work in office and administrative support (14.11%), sales jobs (8.38%), and food service (7.44%).

Overall, Lake City’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

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.

One of the benefits of Lake City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.97 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 education level of Lake City citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.11% of adults 25 and older in Lake City have a college degree.

The per capita income in Lake City in 2010 was $26,863, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,452 for a family of four. However, Lake City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Lake City include Irish, Norwegian, English, and Swedish.

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

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