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 office and administrative support (15.15%), sales jobs (10.84%), and food service (10.79%).

The percentage of adults in Lake City with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.24% of adults in Lake City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lake City in 2010 was $17,110, 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 $68,440 for a family of four. Lake City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.03% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 French Creole.

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