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Population (year 2000): 6,478. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,690 (+3.3% change)
Males: 2,873 (44.4%), Females: 3,605 (55.6%)

Florence County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 34.2 years
Median household income: $22,534 (year 2000)
Median house value: $55,400 (year 2000)

Lake City, SC residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Lake City:

  • Black (71.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (26.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: Subsaharan African (5.9%), United States (5.0%), English (4.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%), Irish (1.5%).City, South Carolina

Elevation: 77 feet

Land area: 4.7 square miles

Lake

For population 25 years and over in Lake City

  • High school or higher: 58.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 13.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake City city

  • Never married: 34.1%
  • Now married: 38.5%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

0.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -701 (-9.8%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, SC (70.3 miles North pop. 79,641).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (118.4 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (529.3 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: SC (3.5 miles Scranton, SC (7.5 miles Coward, SC (13.0 miles Olanta, SC (14.5 miles Kingstree, SC (15.7 miles Pamplico, SC Turbeville, (17.7 miles SC (19.0 miles Shiloh, SC (19.3 miles Stuckey,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 8 buildings, average cost: $44,900
  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $53,100
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $48,700
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $54,700
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $58,800
  • 2003: 0 buildings

Latitude: 33.87 N, Longitude: 79.76 W

Area code: 843

Lake City, South Carolina business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.9%), Manufacturing (21.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,201 (+18.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 813 (36.4%)

Crime in Lake City by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 1 1
    per 100,000 15.4 0.0 15.4 15.4
Rapes 6 5 5 5
    per 100,000 92.6 77.2 77.2 77.2
Robberies 19 29 13 28
    per 100,000 293.3 447.7 200.7 432.2
Assaults 111 156 73 61
    per 100,000 1713.5 2408.2 1126.9 941.6
Burglaries 191 117 146 210
    per 100,000 2948.4 1806.1 2253.8 3241.7
Thefts 502 516 585 689
    per 100,000 7749.3 7965.4 9030.6 10636.0
Auto thefts 37 40 22 35
    per 100,000 571.2 617.5 339.6 540.3
1045.2 1141.2 878.0 1059.9

Average climate in Lake City, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lake

Lake City-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 22% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1995, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.9 miles away from the Lake City city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/13/1966, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.5 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Derrick Burgess - 2005 NFL player (Oakland Raiders, born: Aug 12, 1978).


Hospital/medical center in Lake City:
  • CAROLINAS HOSPITAL SYSTEM LAKE CITY (258 N RON MCNAIR BLVD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Lake City:
  • WILLIAMSBURG REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; KINGSTREE, SC)
  • CAROLINAS HOSPITAL SYSTEM (about 19 miles; FLORENCE, SC)
  • REGENCY HOSPITAL OF SOUTH CAROLINA (about 19 miles; FLORENCE, SC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lake City:
  • FLORENCE REGIONAL (about 22 miles; FLORENCE, SC; ID: FLO)
  • SHAW AFB (about 50 miles; SUMTER, SC; ID: SSC)
  • MYRTLE BEACH INTL (about 60 miles; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; ID: MYR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lake City:
  • LAKE CITY MUNI CJ EVANS FIELD (about 2 miles; LAKE CITY, SC; ID: 51J)
  • WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY (about 13 miles; KINGSTREE, SC; ID: CKI)
  • HEMINGWAY-STUCKEY (about 21 miles; HEMINGWAY, SC; ID: 38J)

Amtrak station near Lake City:
  • 15 miles: KINGSTREE (101 E. MAIN ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for taxi service, intercity bus 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
Correction 5 $6,662 $15,988 1 $1,025
Other and Unallocable 0 $0   2 $664
Financial Administration 3 $7,171 $28,684 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 18 $27,248 $18,165 3 $2,867
Parks and Recreation 5 $8,670 $20,808 1 $157
Water Supply 12 $22,094 $22,094 0 $0
Sewerage 7 $13,018 $22,316 0 $0
Other Government Administration 7 $19,972 $34,237 7 $1,601
Judicial and Legal 2 $2,632 $15,792 1 $886
Police Protection - Officers 28 $58,795 $25,197 0 $0
Police - Other 2 $4,441 $26,646 0 $0
Firefighters 10 $15,429 $18,514 27 $542
Totals for Government 99 $186,133 $22,561 42 $7,742
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake City:
  • FLORENCE DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 23 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,619)
  • FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles; FLORENCE, SC; FT enrollment: 2,922)
  • COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; CONWAY, SC; FT enrollment: 4,067)
  • HORRY-GEORGETOWN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 59 miles; CONWAY, SC; FT enrollment: 2,315)
  • TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 65 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; FT enrollment: 5,925)
  • CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; FT enrollment: 2,191)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE (about 69 miles; PEMBROKE, NC; FT enrollment: 2,806)
Public high school in Lake City:
  • LAKE CITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,159; Location: 652 MATTHEWS ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Lake City:
  • LAKE CITY ELEMENTARY (Students: 595; Location: 906 NORTH MATTHEWS ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • RONALD E. MCNAIR MIDDLE (Students: 499; Location: 311 CARVER STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MAIN STREET ELEMENTARY (Students: 484; Location: 318 E. MAIN STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • J. PAUL TRULUCK MIDDLE (Students: 395; Location: 319 CARLISLE ST.; Grades: 06 - 08)

Notable locations in Lake City: Robinson Auditorium (A), Lake City Public Library (B), Lake City Municipal Complex (C), Lake City City Hall (D).

Shopping Centers: Lake City Shopping Center (1), Eastside Plaza Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Lake City include: Pentecostal Holiness Church (A), Netties Church (B), Church of God (C), Lake City Presbyterian Church (D), Lake City United Methodist Church (E), Mount Clair Baptist Church (F), Wesley United Methodist Church (G), First Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Lake City Presbyterian Cemetery (1), First Baptist Cemetery (2).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cypress Branch (A), Camp Branch (B).

Parks in Lake City include: Wren Village Municipal Park (1), Dew Park (2), Lions Municipal PArk (3), Martha Law Municipal Park (4), Ward Memorial Stadium (5).

Post office: (A).  


Lake City compared to South Carolina state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Lake City:
  • WHYM (1260 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: GHB OF LAKE CITY, INC.)
  • WDKD (1310 AM; 5 kW; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WJAY (1280 AM; 4 kW; MULLINS, SC; Owner: THE GREATER HWY CHURCH OF CHRIST)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBSC (1550 AM; 10 kW; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Owner: D-MITCH BROADCASTING, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Lake City:
  • WMXT (102.1 FM; PAMPLICO, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWFN (100.1 FM; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WURV (102.9 FM; SCRANTON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWKT-FM (99.3 FM; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WGSS (94.1 FM; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WLPG (91.7 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WRJA-FM (88.1 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WPDT (105.1 FM; JOHNSONVILLE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYNN-FM (106.3 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSIM (93.7 FM; BISHOPVILLE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLGI (90.9 FM; HEMINGWAY, SC; Owner: LOUIS G. GREGORY BAHA'I INSTITUTE)
TV broadcast stations around Lake City:
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WPDF-LP (Channel 56; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRJA-TV (Channel 27; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W66DE (Channel 50; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJPM-TV (Channel 33; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

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