Lake City, SC
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Lake City is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 6,788 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Lake City is the 67th largest community in South Carolina.

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 food service (11.58%), office and administrative support (10.79%), and sales jobs (10.06%).

The citizens of Lake City are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.07% of adults in Lake City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Lake City in 2010 was $16,894, which is lower middle income relative to South Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,576 for a family of four.

Lake City is a very 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Lake City include Scots-Irish, Irish, African, and Scottish.

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

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