Lake is a tiny town located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 471 people and just one neighborhood, Lake is the 213th largest community in Mississippi.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Lake is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 53.00% of the Lake workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Lake is a town of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake who work in office and administrative support (17.05%), sales jobs (9.68%), and teaching (6.91%).
Lake’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
The town 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 has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Lake a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
As is often the case in a small town, Lake doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Lake have a very low rate of college education: just 6.80% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Lake in 2018 was $22,749, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,996 for a family of four. However, Lake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lake is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lake include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, German, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Arabic.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 98.4% of all neighborhoods in America, with 44.5% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.
In addition, unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 94.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
In the neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 23.7% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 96.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Lake are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 88.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 24.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 73.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 38.1% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 24.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (22.7%), and 13.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% of households.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Lake, MS, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (8.2%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (4.3%), and residents who report French roots (3.6%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (1.5%), along with some German ancestry residents (1.5%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (74.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (23.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.