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Lake City, Texas - Basic Facts

The Town of Lake City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in San Patricio County at latitude 28.0831 and longitude -97.8826. San Patricio County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 118 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Lake City, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lake City, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Lake City indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Lake City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

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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 Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake City to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

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

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