Lake City, TX Community Profile: Data

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Lake City: Basic Info

Lake City is the everyday name that most people use for the community and surrounding area. However, the Town of Lake City is the formal official name. It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in San Patricio County at latitude 28.0795 and longitude -97.8858. The elevation is 118 feet.

The Town of Lake City has formally defined boundaries. The boundaries are displayed in the map section. The defined boundaries encompass a land area of 0.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

San Patricio County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). Observes DST? Yes. Current Local Time.

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Lake City: Community Profile Overview & Basic Data


The Lake City Community Profile has 7 main navigation sections plus some ancillary topics in the blue navigation bar:

  1. The Data section (this page) contains Basic Parameters for Lake City (Formal Name, Census Class Code, Coordinates and Time Zone) , current Demographic Information and a Peer Comparsion Table that shows how Lake City ranks in comparison to its peer group.
  2. The Maps section has a Boundary Map for the Town of Lake City with a 1-click link to Driving Directions, Texas Congressional District Maps and a Map of San Patricio County.
  3. The Photos section of the Community Profile has Lake City Local Area Photos. The locations where the photos were taken are plotted on a map. The photos are available in two sizes.
  4. The Directory is a Lake City Directory of Business, Government and Social Services. The Directory can be searched by business name or category. There are also 40 point and click links to the most popular search categories.
  5. The Schools section has School Profiles for local area schools. You can also search for profiles of all Texas Public and Private Schools by School Name, City, County or ZIP Code.
  6. The Jobs section of the Lake City Community Profile has a searchable database of employment opportunities in or near Lake City. The jobs database can be searched by job category or keywords.
  7. The Places section lists popular "Places of Interest" in the local Lake City area. The Places are listed by category. When you select a category, you're presented with a list of locations within a 15 mile search radius. Maps and driving direction are both 1-click links.

Lake City, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 519
Population in Households 519
Population in Familes 448
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 712
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 224
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 161
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 139 (38.3%)
Median Home Value $153,125
Average Home Value $235,635


Median Household Income $45,739
Average Household Income $59,451
Per Capita Income $22,312
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.46% 0.87%
Households 0.53% 0.96%
Families 2.83% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   3.51%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lake City, TX: Peer Comparison by Rank and Percentile (As of July 1, 2014)

The table below compares Lake City to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.

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Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1233 30th
Population Density1 # 960 45th
Diversity Index2 # 645 63rd
Median Household Income # 775 56th
Per Capita Income # 782 55th
Information Updates

The Demographic Data for the 4,699 Texas cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this gazetteer is updated annually. Last Update: July 1, 2014.

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