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Population (year 2000): 9,980. Estimated population in July 2005: 10,970 (+9.9% change)
Males: 4,723 (47.3%), Females: 5,257 (52.7%)

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Median resident age: 37.3 years
Median household income: $26,161 (year 2000)
Median house value: $58,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Lake City:

  • White Non-Hispanic (57.3%)
  • Black (37.5%)
  • Hispanic (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (11.9%), German (7.3%), English (6.7%), Irish (5.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%), Italian (1.5%).

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Elevation: 188 feet

Land area: 10.6 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Lake City

  • High school or higher: 76.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake City city

  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 12.8%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

3.1% Foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 0.8% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -744 (-6.9%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: FL Gainesville, (41.8 miles pop. 95,447).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: FL Jacksonville, (67.9 miles pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (851.7 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Points, FL (1.8 miles Five FL (2.2 miles Watertown, Springs, FL White (12.7 miles White, FL (19.1 miles Fort Worthington Springs, FL (23.1 miles) , Butler, FL Lake (23.6 miles Oak, FL Live (24.9 miles FL (25.3 miles Branford,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 27 buildings, average cost: $42,300
  • 1997: 42 buildings, average cost: $54,000
  • 1998: 25 buildings, average cost: $57,200
  • 1999: 28 buildings, average cost: $65,200
  • 2000: 39 buildings, average cost: $64,900
  • 2001: 29 buildings, average cost: $82,100
  • 2002: 35 buildings, average cost: $77,400
  • 2003: 20 buildings, average cost: $84,600
  • 2004: 35 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 2005: 74 buildings, average cost: $95,900

Latitude: 30.19 N, Longitude: 82.64 W

Area code: 386


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.1%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.7%), Retail trade (11.7%), Public administration (11.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,244 (+102.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,479 (63.6%)


 

Crime in Lake City by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 3 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 30.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 7 13 10 4 7
    per 100,000 70.1 130.3 100.2 40.1 70.1
Robberies 25 35 34 22 33
    per 100,000 250.5 350.7 340.7 220.4 330.7
Assaults 130 141 154 128 139
    per 100,000 1302.6 1412.8 1543.1 1282.6 1392.8
Burglaries 194 156 198 185 166
    per 100,000 1943.9 1563.1 1984.0 1853.7 1663.3
Thefts 934 746 907 964 836
    per 100,000 9358.7 7474.9 9088.2 9659.3 8376.8
Auto thefts 65 52 45 60 37
    per 100,000 651.3 521.0 450.9 601.2 370.7
926.3 920.0 989.4 902.9 887.0


Average climate in Lake City, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lake City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/25/1960, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.0 miles away from the Lake City city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 2/27/1984, a category 3 tornado 30.3 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Brian Allen - 2005 NFL player (Jacksonville Jaguars, born: Apr 1, 1978), Gerard Warren - 2005 NFL player (Denver Broncos, born: Jul 25, 1978), Jerome Carter - 2005 NFL player (St. Louis Rams, born: Oct 25, 1982), Pat Summerall - (born 1930), football player, broadcaster.


Main business address for: CNB FLORIDA BANCSHARES INC (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Lake City:
  • LAKE CITY MEDICAL CENTER (1701 W DUVAL ST)
  • SHANDS AT LAKE SHORE (368 NE FRANKLIN STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Lake City:
  • RAMADAN HAND INSTITUTE/LAKE BUTLER (about 22 miles; LAKE BUTLER, FL)
  • SHANDS AT LIVE OAK (about 29 miles; LIVE OAK, FL)
  • TRINITY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; JASPER, FL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lake City:
  • GAINESVILLE RGNL (about 44 miles; GAINESVILLE, FL; ID: GNV)
  • VALDOSTA RGNL (about 59 miles; VALDOSTA, GA; ID: VLD)
  • MOODY AFB (about 66 miles; VALDOSTA, GA; ID: VAD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lake City:
  • LAKE CITY MUNI (about 6 miles; LAKE CITY, FL; ID: LCQ)
  • SUWANNEE COUNTY (about 28 miles; LIVE OAK, FL; ID: 24J)
  • RUDY'S (about 33 miles; HIGH SPRINGS, FL; ID: 6J8)

Amtrak station:
LAKE CITY (1200 LAKE JEFFERY RD.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 6 $13,627 $27,254 0 $0
Other Government Administration 18 $46,346 $30,897 0 $0
Airports 4 $7,346 $22,038 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 2 $2,945 $17,670 0 $0
Sewerage 29 $56,860 $23,528 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 18 $38,258 $25,505 5 $2,825
Water Supply 20 $43,817 $26,290 0 $0
Gas Supply 14 $31,142 $26,693 0 $0
Police - Other 12 $24,739 $24,739 6 $3,602
Financial Administration 18 $44,988 $29,992 0 $0
Firefighters 32 $95,902 $35,963 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 37 $117,918 $38,243 0 $0
Streets and Highways 26 $52,921 $24,425 1 $1,158
Fire - Other 1 $1,986 $23,832 0 $0
Totals for Government 237 $578,795 $29,306 12 $7,585


Colleges/Universities in Lake City:
  • LAKE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,398; Location: RT 19 BOX 1030; Public; Website: www.lakecity.cc.fl.us)
  • REHBERGS HAIRSTYLING ACADEMY (FT enrollment: 38; Location: 2607 S FIRST ST; Private, for-profit)
  • NORTH FLORIDA REAL ESTATE COLLEGE (Location: 428 East Baya Ave.; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake City:
  • SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 39 miles; GAINESVILLE, FL; Full-time enrollment: 7,942)
  • UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA (about 41 miles; GAINESVILLE, FL; FT enrollment: 41,543)
  • VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 64 miles; VALDOSTA, GA; FT enrollment: 7,157)
  • FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE (about 70 miles; JACKSONVILLE, FL; FT enrollment: 10,495)
  • SAINT JOHNS RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 76 miles; PALATKA, FL; FT enrollment: 2,509)
  • CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 78 miles; OCALA, FL; FT enrollment: 3,101)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA (about 82 miles; JACKSONVILLE, FL; FT enrollment: 9,256)
Public high school in Lake City:
  • COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,810; Location: RT. 10, BOX 258; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Lake City:
  • LAKE CITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 108; Location: RT. 13 BOX 632; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Lake City:
  • LAKE CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,117; Location: 843 SWW ARLINGTON BOULEVA; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SUMMERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 779; Location: 1388 SW MCFARLANE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • RICHARDSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 685; Location: 646 SE PENNSYLVANIA STREE; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • COLUMBIA CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 671; Location: RT. 9, BOX 2052; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 639; Location: RT. 21, BOX 5300; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MELROSE PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 606; Location: 820 SE PUTNAM STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • FIVE POINTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 527; Location: RT. 25, BOX 276; Grades: PK - 05)
  • EASTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 509; Location: 225 DEFENDER AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • NIBLACK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 326; Location: 1500 N BROADWAY STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CHALLENGE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 92; Location: 1301 NW LABONTE LANE; Grades: 06 - 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Lake City:
  • EPIPHANY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 119; Location: RT 10 BOX 161; Grades: 1 - 6)
  • THE BLAKE SCHOOL (Students: 72; Location: RT 17 BOX 2030; Grades: PK - 10)
  • JOY EXPLOSION CHRISTIAN ACADEM (Students: 32; Location: ROUTE 4 BOX 106Y; Grades: KG - 11)
  • COLUMBIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 5; Location: ROUT 14 BOX 24384; Grades: 3 - 7)
Library in Lake City:
  • COLUMBIA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,182,515; Location: 490 NORTH COLUMBIA STREET; 103,339 books; 3,066 audio materials; 3,411 video materials; 214 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Lake City Public Library (A).

Churches in Lake City include: Victory Tabernacle (A), Westside Church (B), First Advent Church (C).

Cemeteries: Memorial Cemetery (1), Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens (2), Oak Lawn Cemetery (3).

Lakes and reservoirs: Alligator Lake (A), Gwen Lake (B), Hamburg, Lake (C), Lake Isabella (D), Lake De Soto (E).


Lake City compared to Florida state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake City:
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDSR (1340 AM; 1 kW; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: NEWMAN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WGRO (960 AM; 1 kW; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: POWER COUNTRY, INC)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRUF (850 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WTMN (1430 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLUS (980 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake City:
  • WNFB (94.3 FM; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: NEWMAN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WQLC (102.1 FM; WATERTOWN, FL; Owner: LOUIS D. BOLTON, II)
  • WCJX (106.5 FM; FIVE POINTS, FL; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WQPW (95.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WOLR (91.3 FM; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: WOLR 91.3 FM, INC.)
  • WLVO (106.1 FM; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: LEON F. PETTERSEN)
  • WQHL-FM (98.1 FM; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WUFT-FM (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WYGC (104.9 FM; HIGH SPRINGS, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHHZ (100.5 FM; NEWBERRY, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lake City:
  • WFXU (Channel 57; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: WFXU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • W23AQ (Channel 23; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W39BZ (Channel 39; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: ERIC McBRIDE)
  • W66CQ (Channel 66; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: MARTHA RAYBURN)
  • WLCF-LP (Channel 11; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WUFT (Channel 5; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WGFL (Channel 53; HIGH SPRINGS, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

 

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