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Lake City, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Lake City had a population of 1,691 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lake City is located at latitude 42.2676 and longitude -94.731 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake City (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calhoun County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,243 feet.

The City of Lake City (GNIS ID: 468186) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lake City is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Calhoun County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lake City, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,691
Population in Households 1,581
Population in Familes 1,211
Population in Group Qrtrs 110
Population Density1 351
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 738
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 442
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 846 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 558 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 181 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $80,572
Average Home Value $110,286


Median Household Income $37,722
Average Household Income $52,170
Per Capita Income $23,357
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.34% -0.43%
Households -0.41% -0.41%
Families -0.32% -0.5%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
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, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake City to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 189 81st
Population Density1 # 746 26th
Diversity Index2 # 429 57th
Median Household Income # 972 4th
Per Capita Income # 829 18th

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